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Research and Prevention of Late-life Depression

Psychiatry Ground Rounds, November 2, 2022

Olivia Okereke

Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI) welcomes Olivia I. Okereke, MD, MS, as our Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds speaker on November 16, 2022. Her presentation is titled “Risk Factor Studies and Prevention Trials in Late-Life Depression."

Dr. Olivia Okereke is Director of Geriatric Psychiatry and Director of the MGH Psychiatry Center for Racial Equity and Justice in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Professor in Epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Okereke is committed to researching late-life mental health and well-being. Her programmatic research goals are:

  • To employ epidemiologic research methods to identify modifiable risk factors (e.g., diet, lifestyle), as well as related biomarkers, involved in healthy mental aging and,
  • To translate and apply knowledge gained into novel, effective strategies for prevention of major adverse mental aging outcomes, such as anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline, and racial and ethnic disparities therein.

Her program has been funded by numerous awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard Medical School, and research foundations.

Event Details

Watch Dr. Okereke’s presentation virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, November 16 at Noon, MST.

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Meeting ID: 925 5537 8081

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About Psychiatry Grand Rounds

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

Grand Rounds presentations are 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