Health Disparities in the Time of COVID-19 - A Case Presentation and Discussion Webinar

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You're invited to join the Association of Medicine and Phsychiatry for this installment of our AMP Webinar Series: Health Disparities in the Time of COVID-19 - A Case Presentation and Discussion

Date of Release: Friday, September 11, 2020


Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members $25

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe risk factors, mode of transmission, clinical presentation, and pathophysiology of COVID;
  • Identify how social determinants of health impact COVID risk;
  • Assess how serious mental illness impacts COVID exposure and transmission.


Joseph Kim, MD

Joseph Kim, MD is a resident physician at the University of California, Davis in the combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry training program, currently in his fourth year of training. His clinical interests include holistic patient-centered care incorporating the mind and the body within the contexts of each individual’s social determinants of health. His other interests include undergraduate medical education, hospital administration, and health equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.

Dr. Kim has been a member of Association of Medicine & Psychiatry since his fourth year of medical school and currently serves as a Resident-Fellow Member representative.

Eric Kramer, MPH

Eric Kramer, MPH is a 4th year medical student at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University and is applying to combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency programs this year. He completed his Masters of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2020 with a Certificate in Mental Health Policy, Economics, and Services. His professional interests include integrated care, suicide prevention, medical and psychiatric comorbidity, and medical education.

Eric has been involved with the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry since 2019 and serves on the medical student committee. He was also selected as one of the winners for the 2020 Innovations in Integrated Care Award and presentation along with Dr. Howard Haft for their work in the Maryland Primary Care Program at the Maryland Department of Health.


Moderated by:

Martha Ward, MD

Martha Ward, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ward’s clinical work is focused on improving medical and psychiatric outcomes of individuals with serious mental illness through integrated care. Dr. Ward is the Medical Director of Park Place Primary Care, a collaborative primary care clinic located in the Behavioral Health Outpatient center at Grady Memorial Hospital. In this clinic, she serves the complex medical and psychiatric needs of patients that previously had no continuity of medical care and provides a unique training opportunity for students and residents. Additionally, Dr. Ward is passionate about medical education. In UME, she provides faculty development to optimize the ability of faculty to support the wellbeing of medical trainees. She also serves as Society Mentor and Small Group Advisor in the Osler Society, is Associate Course Director for the Essentials of Patient Care course (a 4-year longitudinal clinical skills course), and serves as Co-Chair of the Admissions Committee. In her work with GME, she serves as Associate Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine- Psychiatry Residency at Emory.

Dr. Ward has been an active member of AMP since 2011. She was selected as a winner of the Innovations in Integrated Care competition in 2015, was awarded the inaugural Roger Kathol Pioneering Spirit Award for Early Career Physicians in 2017, and was honored with the AMP Outstanding Service Award in 2018. She served as Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee from 2017-2019, and is the current President-Elect of AMP.

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