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Mindfulness Interventions to Prevent Mental Health Problems and Promote Resilience

Date: May 4, 2020
Location: Virtual

This Enrichment Lecture Series webinar hosted by the Center for Translational Research and co-hosted by the Behavioral Medicine Research special interest group (SIG) will feature Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D., as our guest lecturer.

Dr. Mendelson is a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a Bloomberg Professor of American Health, Director of the Center for Adolescent Health and co-leader of the Adolescent Health area of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. She served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Consensus Committee on Promoting Healthy Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Functioning in Children and Youth.

A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Mendelson studies the prevention of mental health issues and promotion of positive development in urban populations, including adolescents and emerging adults. For over twelve years, she has tested mindfulness-based prevention programs to enhance student mental health and school success in Baltimore City schools. Through the Center and the Bloomberg Initiative, she collaborates with multiple partners to help reduce the number of young people who become disconnected from school, the workforce and other key supports.

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