Kimberlyn Leary Introduces Open Access Panel (TIPS 2018)

Kimberlyn Leary, PhD, MPA, McLean Hospital, introduces the panel Open Access: Expanding Mental Health Care in Diverse Communities Globally and in the U.S.

These remarks were part of the 2018 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, an event sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, which occurred November 1-2, 2018 at JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Technology is beginning to narrow gaps in our ability to translate mental health care strategies across global and local contexts, sometimes taking successes from the developing world and applying them in under-resourced areas in first and second world regions. And yet, while access has expanded, equity of those services remains a daunting challenge across high and low resource countries and communities, both here in the U.S. and abroad. Leaders from McLean, Harvard, Northwestern, and Partners Connected Health come together to discuss how technology-based models can adequately address mental health care strategies across global and local contexts.

Dr. Leary is an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and an associate professor in the department of health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she is the “Enabling Change” program director. Leary is also the executive director of the Division of Women’s Mental Health and the executive director of policy outreach at McLean/Harvard Medical School, and a fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School and with New America’s International Security Program.

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