This week’s spotlight focuses on Dr. Joann Kovacich. She is a Dissertation Chair for the School of Advanced Studies (SAS). Dr. Kovacich received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Law, Policy, and Society, with a concentration in Culture and Health. She has used this degree as an applied cultural and medical anthropologist, ethnographer, consultant, program evaluator, and grant writer. Since 2007, Dr. Kovacich has also lent her expertise as a dissertation committee member and a faculty member teaching a variety of courses.
Beyond Stigma And Bias, Many Transgender People Struggle With Mental Health
Diana Feliz Oliva, a 45-year-old transgender woman who grew up outside Fresno, Calif., remembers being bullied when she was younger and feeling confused about her gender identity. She was depressed and fearful about being found out, and she prayed every night for God to take her while she slept.
Dr. Todd Hastings recently received a University of Phoenix Alumni Fellowship in support of a study examining college student attitudes about people with mental illness.
Join me in congratulating Mental Health and Psychological Well-being Member, Dr. Louise Underdahl and colleagues for the acceptance of their study, "Reframing physician engagement: An analysis of physician resilience, grit, and retention" to the International Journal of Healthcare Management.