Dr. Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., MPH – It’s time for radical healing

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It’s time for radical healing

How do we leverage the collective energy we have now to move the needle forward?

Dr. Powell will discuss how the combined impact of COVID-19 and racism is brewing a lethal force of mental health syndemics — or the social patterning of co-occurring disease conditions. COVID-19 has all the ingredients of a trauma pandemic in the making.

Dr. Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., MPH

Dr. Powell was recently named one of the 25 Essential Black Voices on Mental Health and Wellness. Wizdom is Director of the Health Disparities Institute and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Connecticut.

Formerly, Dr. Powell spent over a decade at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health where she held a tenured appointment in the Department of Health Behavior and was Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity Research in the Department of Social Medicine.


  1. This was both illuminating and elevating. Educational and healing. Thank you, Dr. Wizdom Powell!
    ~Mario C. Browne

    1. Author

      Mario, thank you. My biggest takeaway was the concept of Syndemics. I’ve used that in 3 shows since. Glad you found it helpful.

  2. first introduction to Dr. Powell . good interview

    1. Author

      Thanks Brenda, we’re encouraged that the talk is getting so much traction.

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