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Podcast: Talk Policy To Me

Episode 104: Talking Mental Health Policy with Professor Lonnie Snowden

Psychologist Lonnie R. Snowden is Professor of the Graduate School in the Health Policy and Management Division in the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. He also holds affiliated appointments in Berkeley's Psychology Department and in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and he has held appointments in Berkeley's Institute for Personality and Social Research, at the Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis, and at RAND.

Professor Snowden's research focuses on mental health and other health services disparities in access and quality of care, and he approaches understanding these disparities from treatment systems and mental health policy perspectives. He has published more than 170 papers in the peer-reviewed research literature and has received 6 research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as receiving research awards from many other sources.He contributed to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General and was co-scientific editor of Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.

His outstanding achievement awards include The American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, The Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Award, the Berkeley Citation, and the American Public Health Association's Steve Banks Mentoring Award.