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Integrating Mental Health, Physical Health, and Public Health

Psychiatry Ground Rounds, February 2, 2022

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) is pleased to welcome Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH, as the Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds speaker on Wedensday, February 2 ,2022. His presentation is titled "Improving Physical Health in Populations with Serious Mental Illness: A Public Health Approach."

Dr. Benjamin Druss is a Professor and Rosalynn Carter Chair in mental health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. As one of only a handful of psychiatrists in the country based in a school of public health, Dr. Druss is working to integrate mental health, physical health, and public health. His research has focused on understanding and improving access, quality, and outcomes of care for populations with serious mental illnesses and medical comorbidity. This work has included epidemiological studies, intervention trials, and health policy and public health research. Dr. Druss serves on the Editorial Boards of JAMA Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry, and was a member of the NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council from 2014-19. In 2018, he was awarded the American Public Health Association's Carl Taube Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field of Mental Health.

Watch his presentation virtually via Zoom ( on Wednesday, February 2 at 12:00 PM MST.

About Psychiatry Grand Rounds

The Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds series presents local and nationally-renowned clinicians, researchers, and educators. Grand Rounds typically occur the first and third Wednesday of each month. Lectures may be presented in-person, virtually, or both - presentation availability is noted in the schedule online. Presentations recordings may be made available at the discretion of the presenters.

Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers. Continuing education (CE) credit is available. The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.