Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

As a part of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, we embrace the school and Department of Psychiatry’s diversity and inclusion values as two of our core principles.

“The Department of Medicine is committed to creating a diverse biomedical work force, inclusive patient care, training and work environments. We are also committed to advancing the knowledge and implementation of practices that reduce inequities in health care and health care delivery.” – Carmen E. Guerra, Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

One of our missions at the Center for Psychotherapy Research is to explore the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments in publicly funded settings, specifically community mental health clinics and programs. These institutions serve a diverse population that encompasses individuals of varying races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, sexual orientation, religions, etc. Not only do we seek to dissolve healthcare inequities through the extension of evidence-based resources to community settings, but we also seek to elevate the perspectives of diverse individuals through the use of community stakeholders within our projects. This emphasizes the imperativeness for our team members to approach our work with an attitude of openness, understanding, flexibility, and respectfulness. We are continually committed to striving beyond the inclusion of these values in conversation by bridging the research-practice gap with our direct work with our partnering community mental health centers.

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