Racism as a traumatic stressor

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About this forum

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Racism is omnipresent and significantly impacts people and communities of color every day.  Although the negative impact of trauma has long been recognized, the impact of racial trauma has been relatively neglected. This forum discusses racism as a traumatic stressor and provides an overview of clinical interventions aimed at addressing the mental health consequences of racism.

Click here to view slides from this forum.

Learn more about Harvard Chan School’s efforts to examine racism’s effect on health.


Dr. Karestan Koenen
Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Jessica Graham-LoPresti
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Suffolk University

Dr. Tahirah Abdullah
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Boston