Dismantling Racism: Building Anti-Racist Psychiatrists

On June 4, 2020 NYCPS hosted a Town Hall on Systemic Racism and Healthcare Inequities hosted by our Minority Affairs, P4CE, and Residents' Committees. Recognizing that dismantling racism takes time and ongoing work, NYCPS has decided to host a new series dedicated to helping psychiatrists break down the racist systems in place, while also helping to bring awareness, education, reflection, and empathy to build a community of anti-racist psychiatrists. Click here or scroll below to watch the video from our most recent installment in 2021, the 5th Series. Click here for the videos of our first four installments in 2020. We will continue this series throughout the year.

Click here or scroll below for a list of anti-racist resources, including books, media, and actions you can take.


Series 5
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:30 PM EST
Asian in America and in Mental Health
Speaker: Teresa Lee, M.D.

2020 SERIES (Installments 1- 4)

August- Series 1
Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:00 PM EST
Addressing Racism in Psychiatry
Speaker: Cheryl Wills, M.D., DFAPA

September- Series 2
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:00 PM EST

Engaging Diversity Through the Therapist’s Being Moved: Radical Openness and the Patient Who Is ‘Other’
Speaker: Anton Hart, PhD

October- Series 3
Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:00 PM EST
An Exploration of Structural Racism and its Effect on the Practice of Psychiatry in the US Correctional System
Speakers: Nadia Oryema, M.D. and Lauren Stossel, M.D.

November- Series 4
Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:00 PM EST
Dismantling Racism in Our Health System: The Time is Now
Speaker: Kamini Doobay, M.D., MS


This list will be updated regularly. Please let us know if there is a resource you'd like us to share here.

Read the New York County Psychiatric Society's Statement on Systemic Racism and Healthcare Inequities here.


  • Hansen, H., Riano, H., Meadows, T., & Mangurian, C. (2018). Alleviating the mental health burden of structural discrimination and hate crimes: The role of psychiatrists. American Journal of Psychiatry, 175(10), 929-933. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.17080891
  • Tajeu, G., Halanych, J., Juarez, L., Stone, J., Stepanikova, I., Green, A., & Cherrington, A. (2018). Exploring the association of healthcare worker race and occupation with implicit and explicit racial bias. Journal of the National Medical Association, 110 (5), 464-472. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnma.2017.12.001
  • Hall, W. J., Chapman, M. V., Lee, K. M., Merino, Y. M., Thomas, T. W., Payne, B. K., Eng, E., Day, S. H., & Coyne-Beasley, T. (2015). Implicit racial/ethnic bias among health care professionals and its influence on health care outcomes: A systematic review. American Journal of Public Health, 105(12), e60-76. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2015.302903

  • Ford, C. L., & Airhihenbuwa, C. O. (2010). Critical Race Theory, race equity, and public health: toward antiracism praxis. American Journal of Public Health, 100 Suppl 1(Suppl 1), S30–S35. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2009.171058




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