Harvard Medical School professor, MGH director to deliver diversity lecture

A psychiatry professor from Harvard Medical School will deliver the 2016 Stanley Sue Distinguished Diversity Lecture on Sept. 23 at the University of Maine.

Nhi-Ha Trinh will present “Moving beyond cultural competence: Cultural complexities in clinical research, education and practice” from 3–4 p.m. in D.P. Corbett Business Building, Room 107. The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Stanley Sue Distinguished Diversity Lecture Series, an annual event sponsored by UMaine’s Diversity Committee of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, features speakers who work with diverse populations.

Trinh serves as the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity. In the MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program, she serves as both the director of multicultural studies and clinical services.

Trinh’s academic work focuses on disparities in depression care for ethnic and racial minorities, issues of cultural competency in mental health, social determinants of mental health, and cultural issues in geriatric psychiatry.

The lecture series has been held annually since 2008. The series honors Sue, a pioneer in the field of diversity as it pertains to clinical psychology. More information is online.