Improving Equity in Mind-Body Healthcare – There’s an App for That!
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BIPOC populations need diverse provider networks and the ability to efficiently find culturally competent care.
Employers may find themselves in search of new solutions while the existing healthcare delivery system catches up.
Hear about some digital health solutions that may help fill the gaps!
Karinn A. Glover, MD, MPH
Born in the Bronx and raised in White Plains, New York, Dr. Glover has spent the greater part of her adult life following her interests in science, health and improving life for the underserved.
After graduating from Howard University with a BA in History, Dr. Glover worked at Essence Magazine and then as an Account Executive for Verizon. She followed her curiosity about medicine and ultimately attended SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and obtained a Master of Public Health from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health via the highly competitive Macy Scholars Program.
Currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Glover teaches psychopharmacology and aspects of psychotherapy to Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents. She is the Director of Adult Behavioral Health for Montefiore Medical Group. In this position, she guides a system-wide collaborative care based program and provides direct psychiatric care to medically and psychosocially complex patients at a primary care site in the Bronx. Dr. Glover has authored a peer-reviewed article on mental disorders in primary care, contributed to a textbook on psychiatric treatment in primary care and has extensive experience in psychopharmacology and substance abuse treatment.
Dr. Glover has also contributed to various media outlets on a range of topics related to mental health and wellness. She uses mindfulness-based techniques in both her psychiatry practice as well as her career coaching for women and professionals of color.
Cassandra Rose, SPHR-SHRM-SCP
Cassandra Rose is a Partner at Meritarc and is setting a new standard for helping organizations optimize their Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion strategy. Having held roles at multibillion-dollar global brands and unicorn startups, Cassandra has developed proven strategies which positively impact the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of employees and embed equitable practices.
Cassandra has over 15 years of HR experience and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) with a B.B.A. in Business Management, Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations, and Professional Certificates in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Leadership. As a recognized industry thought leader, Cassandra has contributed to numerous Forbes HR Council articles and leading HR podcasts including Who’s Who in HR and My HR Journey.
Ashlee Wisdom, MPH
Ashlee Wisdom is an experienced public health professional. She is the Co-Founder & CEO of Health In Her HUE, a digital platform that connects Black women and women of color to culturally aligned and competent healthcare providers, health content, and community. Health In Her HUE’s mission is to reduce racial health disparities by leveraging the power of technology, media and community to improve health outcomes for Black women.
As a public health professional, Ashlee is a champion for health equity, and is passionate about taking an equitable approach to healthcare innovation. Most recently, she worked for an advisory firm, Junto Health, where she was the Program Director for the Strategic Ventures Group, an exclusive consortium of nationally-ranked health systems investing in health technology. Earlier in her career, Ashlee managed the recruitment and regulatory activities of a large-scale clinical trial at Weill Cornell Medicine. Prior to that role, Ashlee worked for a Federally Qualified Health Center, identifying and securing federal, state, and private funding, and establishing strong relationships between the health center and local community organizations and foundations. Wisdom also served as the Assistant Director of Grants Management in the Office of Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals.
Wisdom received her BS from Howard University, and her Master of Public Health with a focus in Healthcare Policy & Management from New York University.
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