Event Details

May 13, 2021

Strategies to Support Patients: A Focus on Mental Health and Patient-Centric Care
12:00pm-1:30pm (ET)

Speakers

  • Teri S. Brister, Ph.D., LPC, National Director Research & Quality Assurance, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Cindi A. Slater, M.D., FACR, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, ConsumerMedical

Session Description

More than a year into a global pandemic, the need for awareness, connection and resources to support wellbeing and mental health are more important than ever. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S. in May, join us to hear Teri Brister, national director, research & quality assurance at NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness), discuss how to navigate the U.S. healthcare system to receive mental health support. We will also hear from Dr. Cindi Slater, senior vice president, medical affairs at ConsumerMedical, who will speak to the value of innovative approaches that lead to more patient-centric care. This session will conclude with Working Group discussions.

Speaker Bios

Teri S. Brister, Ph.D., LPC, National Director Research & Quality Assurance, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Teri Brister, Ph.D., serves as the National Director of Research & Quality Assurance at NAMI. Dr. Brister is responsible for ensuring that all content created and disseminated by NAMI attains the highest possible standards of accuracy, relevance, value and academic rigor. She is the author of NAMI Basics and co-author of the NAMI Homefront program. Prior to joining NAMI in 2005, Dr. Brister worked for twenty years in the community mental health system in Mississippi, working in both clinical and administrative roles, including Assistant Executive Director in two different centers. Dr. Brister received her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University, and her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi.

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Cindi A. Slater, M.D., FACR, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, ConsumerMedical

Dr. Cindi Slater leads the physician staff and is responsible for clinical strategy at ConsumerMedical. She received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Slater has been a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and practiced internal medicine and urgent care at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston for over 20 years.