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Building Bridges not Walls: Applying Lessons from Contemplative Science to Enhance Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom, Clinic and Beyond

Friday, March 31, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Hillman Hall, Hillman 60
6387 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105, USA

Take part in the fifth lecture of the Mindfulness and Anti-Racism series with an in-person presentation by Doris Chang. The talk will be recorded and available to watch later on the series' webpage. Chang is a clinical psychologist and associate professor in the NYU Silver School of Social Work. Her research seeks to advance the well-being of BIPOC communities by understanding the processes that impact psychological health and developing culturally grounded interventions that integrate mindfulness and other contemplative traditions to promote racial equity. Her most recent work examines Asian Americans’ experiences of discrimination in the COVID-19 pandemic and the role that critical consciousness may play in promoting more resilient coping. Her research has been profiled on ABC News, CNN, 20/20, NPR and the New York Times.

This event is co-sponsored by Mindfulness Science and Practice, a collaboration with the Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures.

Please register at the link below in advance for this meeting to make sure we have lunch reserved. 


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Humanities & Society



Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

#Mindfulness #Bias # Discrimination #Anti-Racism

Event Contact

Diana Parra | parrad@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Doris Chang is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. Her previous position was at the Department of Clinical Psychology, New School for Social Research, where she served as director of clinical training. She is also a research scientist at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Chang's research seeks to improve the well-being of racial and ethnic minorities by a) clarifying how race, ethnicity, language and culture affect mental health services; b) identifying strategies for improving interracial processes and outcomes; and c) developing inclusive, culturally grounded interventions for clinical and educational contexts that integrate mindfulness and other contemplative traditions. Chang is also recognized for her work in antiracist and anti-oppressive institutional practices.

Read more in her bio

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