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Adam Brown, “Mental Health and Forced Migration” (2/4)

Dr. Adam Brown will give a lecture on forced migration and mental health on February 4, 2019 at 5:30pm in Rockefeller Hall 200. He will, in particular, focus on research he conducted in Switzerland. Supported by the Fulbright Program, Professor Brown collaborated with the University Hospital in Bern to develop a mental health assessment for refugees. Currently, Dr. Adam Brown is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School and Director of the Global Health Lab.

Prior to the lecture, at 1:00pm in the Jade Parlor, Brown will present his summer study opportunity in Switzerland that is newly available to Vassar students through the Mellon-funded Consortium on Forced Migration. Students participating in the summer semester will develop skills in collecting and analyzing quantitative data related to mental health issues, receive training, and participate in interviewing refugees. The findings will be used to work with members of the refugee community to inform public health programs and treatments. Dr. Brown will be available afterward for an informal Q&A. Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education funded by the the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Program in International Studies, and the Department of Psychology.

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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, January 21, 2019