Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Mind the Brain is a weekly podcast series produced by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and features faculty experts on mental health topics in the time of COVID-19. In this episode, Dr. Neill Epperson and Dr. Chad Morris discuss vaccine hesitancy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Neill Epperson, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, discusses various barriers to participation in an insightful conversation with Dr. Chad Morris. A professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Morris also serves as the director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and the co-director of the interdisciplinary Wellness Leadership Institute. The Behavioral Health & Wellness Program is a whole-health program that works to serve at-risk populations including communities of color, the socioeconomically disadvantaged, individuals with psychiatric illness, those in the criminal justice system and the LGBTQ population, among others. For the past 15 years, the program has been researching and developing evidence-based guidelines for healthcare and public health agencies to facilitate change within health systems that supports wellness practices as a standard of care. The program focuses heavily on research and data collection to ensure that wellness practices are tailored to the unique needs of different populations.
Read more about the conversation on the Department of Psychiatry website.