Thriving Thursdays: Mental Health Awareness + Pride Month with Dr. David Zelaya
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About the Event
Join this powerful discussion as Dr. Jackman sits down with Dr. David Zelaya. Dr. Zelaya will discuss his research and clinical interests that focus on examining health disparities among Black, Indgenious, and People of Color, LGBTQ+, and Spanish-speaking communities
The program will also be live streamed on InnoPsych's Facebook page.
David G. Zelaya (he/him/él) is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University School of Public Health within the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies. He is also a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Hospital. He received his Ph.D. from Georgia State University in counseling psychology and completed his psychology internship at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital part of the Latinx Mental Health Program, the Gender and Sexuality Clinic, and the Psychiatric Emergency Service. His research program focuses on examining health disparities, from an intersectionality and minority stress lens, among Black, Indgenious, and People of Color and LGBTQ communities. He is currently working on developing a culturally congruent intervention for Latinx sexual minorities targeting alcohol misuse. Clinically, he is interested in providing culturally competent behavioral health services to historically oppressed communities (e.g., Spanish-speaking Latinx people; sexual and gender diverse people). He is also an APA minority fellow, the recipient of numerous social justice awards, his research has been published in the flagship journals of his field, and he serves on the editorial board for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity journal.
Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained, licensed psychologist with over 23 years in the mental health field. Dr. Jackman is the founder + CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to change the face of therapy and to promote wellness & healing for people of color. InnoPsych, Inc., is an award-winning organization focused on increasing access to therapy through its online therapist of color directory and thought-provoking emotional wellness programming. As a change-maker, Dr. Jackman is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and has created social impact initiatives that support community members and mental health professionals. She has used her expertise to shape how organizations respond to and support their employees during the COVID-19 and racial violence crises. Dr. Jackman is the recipient of the City of Boston’s Black History Month’s 2021 Innovator of the Year Award. In 2020, Dr. Jackman was the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s 2020 PLC Diversity Award, and was named one of the 50 Most Influential Business People of Color by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Jackman LOVES talking about mental health and is a national spokesperson for mental health and emotional wellness. She has also been featured in both print and TV media outlets locally and nationally.