African Americans and Health Disparities Series
Environmental Racism Goes Viral, with Harriet A. Washington
Famed author of the blockbuster Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, Harriet A. Washington is a science writer, editor, and ethicist who is also the author of the forthcoming book, Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Informed Consent in Medicine (2020, Columbia Global Reports); and A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind.
Mental Health Challenges and Solutions, with Michelle Reid, MD
A Detroit native, Dr. Reid, received her undergraduate and medical education at Fisk University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. After completing her psychiatric residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, she served as Medical Director at Northeast Guidance Center and then as Medical Director at the Detroit – Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency. Currently, she is the Chief Medical Officer at CNS Healthcare, a $24 plus million-outpatient mental health provider, serving over 7,500 children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental disorders including substance use disorders, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. Dr. Reid is also the Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Northeast Integrated Health and Trustee-at-Large for the American Psychiatric Association (APA).