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McLean to speak on psychosocial impact of pandemics on March 12

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Andrew J. McLean, M.D., M.P.H., will give a presentation entitled “Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters: Assisting Community Leaders (with annotations for pandemics).” The talk will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central Time), and can be viewed via Zoom by registering here.

Dr. McLean is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He received the American Psychiatric Association Bruno Lima Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Psychiatry in 2011. Dr. McLean was previously the Medical Director of the North Dakota Department of Human Services. He has served on a number of clinical, administrative, and regulatory boards including medical licensing and professional health programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of risk communication to mitigate mental health problems during disasters.
  • Learn the phases of disaster as it pertains to mental health.
  • Understand risk and protective factors for individuals and communities faced with disaster.