Speakers

Alpa Amin

Alpa Amin is the Director of Legal Services at the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN). Ms. Amin began her work with GAIN in 2008 as a Law and Policy Assistant, and in 2009, she was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to establish GAIN’s Victims of Violence Program - which provides free legal representation in immigration matters to survivors of human trafficking, domestic... Read More

Kevin Brazill

Dr. Kevin Brazill is a Family Medicine Specialist in Mattoon, Illinois. He graduated with honors from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. Having more than 9 years of diverse experiences, especially in family medicine, Dr. Kevin Brazill affiliates with many hospitals including Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center, The Carle Foundation Hospital,... Read More

Jada Bussey-Jones

Dr. Bussey-Jones currently serves as the chief of General Medicine and Geriatrics for Emory at Grady Memorial Hospital and the director of education for Emory’s Urban Health Initiative. She works collaboratively to improve access and quality of care for Grady’s patient population. Her leadership roles involve hospital-based, ambulatory, and community-based initiatives. Dr. Bussey-Jones... Read More

Wynnelena Canio

Dr. Wynnelena Canio is a geriatrician in Santa Rosa, California and is affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center. As a medical student, she loved the challenge in managing the geriatric patients’ complicated medical and psychiatric problems. This led her to seek a combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center prior to... Read More

Robert Cotes

Dr. Robert O. Cotes is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is Medical Director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, as well as Director of the PSTAR Clinic (Persistent Symptoms: Treatment, Assessment and Recovery) at Grady's Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic. The priorities of... Read More

Benjamin Druss

Dr. Benjamin Druss is Professor and Rosalynn Carter Chair in mental health at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. As one of only a handful of psychiatrists in the country based in a school of public health, Dr. Druss is working to integrate mental health, physical health, and public health. His research has focused on understanding and improving access, quality, and... Read More

Stewart Factor

Dr. Stewart Factor is currently Professor of Neurology, Director of the Movement Disorders Program and Vance Lanier Chair of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. He received his DO Degree in 1982, completed his Neurology Residency at Albany Medical Center in 1986 and Movement Disorder Fellowship at University of Miami in 1988. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology... Read More

Betsey Gard

Dr. Betsy Gard is a Licensed Georgia Psychologist received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She worked with Veterans at Jefferson Barracks as a V.A. trainee and did her Clinical Internship at the University of North Carolina’s Department of Psychiatry in the Medical School at UNC.

Dr. Gard came to... Read More

Maura George

Dr. Maura George is an associate professor in the Emory school of medicine and an internist at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She teaches medical students and residents about health equity and advocacy throughout their required and elective curricula. Her interest in primary and secondary prevention of firearm violence led to her involvement in PIVOT, Grady's violence intervention... Read More

David Goldsmith

Dr. David Goldsmith is a board-certified psychiatrist who focuses on the treatment of psychotic disorders and studies the role of the immune system in persistent symptoms of schizophrenia. More specifically, he is interested in how inflammation targets the brain, leading to motivational deficits and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. He is the co-director of the PSTAR (Persistent Symptoms:... Read More

Toni Johnson

Dr. Toni Johnson is the Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine. She also serves as the Director of Graduate Medical Education Accreditation overseeing all specialties at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School... Read More

Hochang Lee

Dr. Hochang Benjamin (Ben) Lee is the John Romano Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Chief of Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, and Regional Chief of Psychiatry for the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Prior to his chairmanship at University of Rochester, he was the founding... Read More

Marvin Lim

Marvin Lim is an Atlanta-based attorney who specializes in gun violence litigation and policy. Currently with the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, he has also worked with the Brennan Center for Justice and the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus. In the span of his work on this issue, he has tackled the gamut of issues, including guns in K-12 schools and college campuses, firearms-... Read More

Robert McCarron

Dr. Robert McCarron completed a dual residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Rush University and received board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and internal medicine. While on faculty at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, he started the only California based combined internal medicine / psychiatry residency program. In this role, since 2010, he has... Read More

Alyson Myers

Dr. Alyson Myers is the Medical Director of Inpatient Diabetes at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. She also is an Associate Professor at the David and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Myers attended the University of Virginia where she majored in French and minored in Chemistry. After college, she returned home to Queens, NY to teach junior... Read More

David Nagarkatti-Gude

Dr. David Nagarkatti-Gude provides comprehensive psychiatric care for adults. In individual outpatient practice he offers both medication management and psychotherapy. He also has a strong interest in psychiatry’s integration with other medical services, and performs on-site consultation in primary care clinics. Consultation-liaison work is what first drew him to psychiatry, and he continues... Read More

Hani Nazha

Dr. Hani Nazha Graduated from University of Damascus Medical School in 2004, finished a Postgraduate Master in Neuroanatomy in 2007. He finished his Residency in Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry in 2012 then join West Virginia University in the same year. in 2016 he was appointed as Charleston Capmus Internal Medicine Clerkship Director. In 2016, He was appointed as Internal Medicine... Read More

Telva Olivares

Dr. Telva Olivares is an internist–psychiatrist at the University of Rochester and the Division Chief of Medicine in Psychiatry Services within the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Olivares oversees the delivery of comprehensive medical care to complex patients in both the inpatient Med-Psych unit (IMIPS) and its outpatient primary care practice component, MIPS. She is Medical Director of... Read More

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D., a Senior Lecturer in Emory University’s Department of Religion, is the co-founder and Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, a multi-dimensional initiative founded in 1998 to bring together the foremost contributions of the Western scholastic tradition and the Tibetan Buddhist sciences of mind and healing. In this capacity, he serves as Co-Director of both... Read More

Michelle Weckmann

Dr. Michelle Weckmann is a family medicine doctor in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She received her medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and has been in practice between 11-20 years.

DeJuan White

Dr. DeJuan White is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, as well as the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Services at Grady Hospital. He also works in Grady’s Crisis Intervention Services. Within the department, DeJuan is the co-chair of the Racial, Ethnic, Cultural Minority Faculty Committee, an appointment he considers to be a... Read More

Marsha Wittink

Dr. Marsha Wittink is the medical director of the Inpatient Medicine in Psychiatry (IMIP) unit at URMC. IMIP uses a multidisciplinary approach to care for hospitalized patients whose medical care may be complicated by concomitant mental health concerns. The team of nurses, social workers, physicians and mental health providers works together to deliver compassionate care targeted to patients... Read More

Lawson Wulsin

Dr. Lawson R. Wulsin is a professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, where he has taught for the past 20 years in his subspecialty areas of psychosomatic medicine and primary care psychiatry. In 1989, he established a Mood Disorders Center for the treatment and study of depression and related disorders. In 1995, he created a training program that qualifies... Read More