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Dr. Powell on NPR to Discuss Mental Healthcare and Males

By Brian A Kelleher | March 15, 2018

Dr. Powell, a clinical psychologist, and the director of the Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health, recently sat down with Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to discuss her work and why it’s so difficult to reach males in need of mental healthcare and support.

Meet the Researcher – Dr. Wizdom Powell

By Brian A Kelleher | March 15, 2018

HDI Director, Dr. Wizdom Powell, is interviewed on her professional and personal accomplishments and goals for the future. Read the full interview here.

Dr. Powell Presents at the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus

By Brian A Kelleher | February 13, 2018

Men’s Health Network in collaboration with the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus held a briefing on Men’s and Boys’ Mental Health Issues: Gateways to Opioid and Drug Abuse? HDI’s Director presented alongside many others. View the presentation below.

Jay Z Discusses Mental Health Stigma

By Brian A Kelleher | February 1, 2018

Refinery 29 talks to Jay Z, Dr. Wizdom Powell, and others about the stigma that exists around Mental Health care for men of color. Read more about the discussion.

Stop Ignoring Men’s Mental Health

By Brian A Kelleher | January 25, 2018

UConn Today sat down with Dr. Wizdom Powell, a prominent psychological scientist and director of the Health Disparities Institute at UConn Health, to find out more about her mission to close the huge gap in men and boys mental health awareness, resources, and services. As chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys […]

Dr. Wizdom Powell on Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative Series

By Brian A Kelleher | January 16, 2018

Check out this new podcast series by the McSILVER Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. Dr. Wizdom Powell, HDI’s Director, will be featured on the January 29th episode. The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders from various sectors to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and […]

UNC National Health Equity Research Webcast – Moderated by Dr. Wizdom Powell

By Brian A Kelleher | September 1, 2017

The 23rd National Health Equity Research Webcast, “The Courage to Lead: Scholar-Activism and Health Equity in Turbulent Times” will be broadcast on Friday, September 29, 2017. Panelists include Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones, Dr. Andrew Curley, and Mr. Paul Cuadros. Dr. Wizdom Powell of HDI will be moderating the discussion. Register for the webcast.

New HDI Director: Dr. Wizdom Powell

By Brian A Kelleher | July 14, 2017

UConn Today talks to the incoming HDI Director, Dr. Wizdom Powell on her motivation to tackle health inequities. 

HIL Article in the Hartford Courant

By Brian A Kelleher | June 27, 2017

The Hartford Courant published an article on Health Insurance Literacy in CT

HDI in Hartford

By Brian A Kelleher | June 9, 2017

The Health Disparities Institute celebrates their new location in downtown Hartford. Read about the Open House here.