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Each episode of AJP Audio brings you an in-depth look at one of the articles featured in that month’s issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. Wide-ranging interviews with article authors cover the background, rationale, main findings, and future implications of the research.

May 23, 2022

AJP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ned Kalin discusses the June issue with guest editor Dr. Crystal Barksdale (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities). The issue focuses on mental health disparities, the pervasive negative consequences of structural racism, and the importance of community-wide and systemic interventions.

  • Barksdale interview [00:30]
  • How do mental health disparities differ for minoritized groups? [04:10]
  • Structural and institutional racism as a factor in mental health disparities [05:53]
  • Why have structural factors been largely ignored? [08:37]
  • Alvidrez and Barksdale [11:03]
  • Alegria et al. [13:11]
  • Keeping review committees and reviewers up to date [15:11]
  • Hankerson et al. [16:53]
  • Developing research strategies based on the needs of the community [18:09]
  • Alvarez et al. [20:22]
  • What can the journal do to push these issues forward? [22:19]


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