Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series Presentation:
Mama Just Won't Accept This: Engaging African American Communities in Clinical Research to Address Mental Illness in Black Youth

Alfiee M. Breland-Nobel, PhD, MHSc
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully Health Adolescents Project
Georgetown University Medical Center


Learning objectives:
By the end of the lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate psychological barriers to depression treatment engagement and research participation cited by African American youth and families
  • Examine the practical application of theoretical approaches to community engagement
  • Describe outcomes of strategic community engagement for reducing mental health disparities
  • Articulate real-world barriers and facilitators of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), comparative effectiveness research (CER), and community-based participatory research (CBPR) with racially diverse populations


Remote live streaming locations:

  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General: Building 5, Room 7M30
  • San Francisco VA Medical Center: Building 8, Room 313
  • Clearlake VA Clinic
  • Eureka VA Clinic
  • San Bruno VA Clinic
  • San Francisco VA Downtown Clinic
  • Santa Rosa VA Clinic
  • Ukiah VA Clinic

Live streaming is also available at


Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended for a professional audience only.

To qualify for CME credit for this event, participants must (1) attend in-person or at one of the approved live streaming locations listed above; and (2) sign in at their location.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8:30am to 9:30am

HSW-301 Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143