My field of focus is general internal medicine.
My specific interests include the intersection of spirituality and medicine, the use of the liberal arts in communicating with patients individually and in the public health theatres, and the role of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic training to equip primary care internal medicine providers to serve as a reserve force to augment the overworked mental health provider corps.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
Mental health has a great effect on an individual’s ability to manage the other aspects of his health. This may range from whether he can participate in his medical treatment to seemingly unrelated, but equally important theatres such as vulnerability to substance use and his ability to find gainful employment, have a relationship with family and friends, or even to have a safe place to live. Unfortunately in many cultures even just the the topic of mental health is also highly stigmatised and may not be something that a patient brings up, but which may cause that person a great deal of distress and pain. My interest and my goal is to help Boston University’s internal medicine section enhance its accessibility to those patients suffering from mental health problems, to find ways in which we can help support faculty and students who may suffer from mental health issues, and to academically search out interdisciplinary ways to manage this condition which is often complex and multifactorial and which often begins by hearing the testimony and the witness of those around us who battle mental health concerns.
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