(Audio from WHYY The Pulse) Silenced by fear: New moms worry postpartum depression could mean losing their children
Dr. Alfiee is expert discussing the mental health disparities faced by women of color with postpartum depression in interview by Aneri Pattani of the Philadelphia Inquirer (a collaboration with the Pulse radio program).
Mental health disparities among minorities and how to reduce them
Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble is the director of the AAKOMA Project as well as an associate professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University Medical Center.
National Health Research Forum
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The African American Experience, Part II
Episode #2228: The African American Experience, Part II Host Dennis Wholey continues his discussion with 2 African American psychologists on the lived experiences of African Americans. The guests discuss lived experience, stories from loved ones and friends and dispel myths and negative stereotypes.
The African American Experience, Part I
Episode #2226: The African American Experience, Part I This week Dennis Wholey begins a two-program conversation with two African American psychologists on how the lives of African Americans have been influenced by history and are impacted today in ways that some of the country may not see, realize or appreciate. Guests include Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble and Dr. Ryan C.T. DeLapp, both members of the American Psychological Association.
TIA&TW - Stress in America (Part II of II)
Episode #2204: Stress in America - Part II of II | In the second part of this two-part program, Dennis Wholey speaks with a variety of psychologists to confront the complex issue of stress in the United States. The conversation explores the ways in which Americans can safely navigate the record levels of stress and anxiety that are involved with living in America in 2018.
May 15, 2019
On May 3, 2019, Dr. Alfiee launched the AAKOMA Project, Inc. as a nonprofit via a mini-gala. The evening was filled with music, great food and included recognition of women and Black owned business in the DMV area. the focus of the evening was to celebrate 20 years of the AAKOMA Project and most importantly, the beginning of the formation of the AAKOMA Project, Inc as a research nonprofit. Dr. Alfiee has initiated the process of securing tax exempt (501c3) status, formed an inaugural board (with a teen advisory team) and has 12-18 months of roll-out and start up plans already curated. A longer video highlight (by Clark Bailey Media) is on Dr. Alfiee’s IGTV and LinkedIn pages.
Dr. Alfiee gave an interview to Aneri Pattani of the Philadelphia Inquirer for this story on mental health disparities and African Americans/U.S. Blacks being misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia.
Discussion on the Racial Disparities in Mental Health Research with Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, Denise Juliana-Bult MSW, Dr. Michael Lindsey, and Dr. William Lawson.
Dr. Alfiee’s recently published team science efforts with the Healthy Minds Network at the University of Michigan (lead paper author now an assistant professor at Boston College in Psychology) featured on Metro Page cover story in the Boston Globe (check news feature out here). Dr. Alfiee is senior scientist on this paper sharing her expertise in mental health disparities for young people of color. Article forthcoming in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Research shows that while irritability in the average white teenager is often labeled as depression, it’s more likely seen as disruptive in black or Latino children — which Doctors say that can lead to feelings of hopelessness.
Dr. Alfiee discussed college student mental health on PBS NewsHour
Dr. Alfiee talks with Lester Holt about her research on Black adolescent depression with AAKOMA (the story also features Dr. Alfiee’s long time friend and colleague Mrs. H. Kathy Williams).
Dr. Alfiee served as expert on nationally televised special Undercover High: After School. Please see the quick (family-captured) screenshot from the episode and you can watch the full episode here.
Dr. Alfiee participated as an expert panelist in the 2018 Topeka Public Schools Equity Summit moderated by the one and only Soledad O’Brien. See full story here.