Jude Mary Cénat (October 22)

Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

Presenting on: Friday October 22

Session Title: Participant in Racism Panel 

Speaker Biography: Jude Mary Cénat, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, the Director of the Vulnerability, Trauma, Resilience & Culture (V-TRaC) Research Laboratory and the Chair of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health at the University of Ottawa. His research program explores factors associated with vulnerability, trauma, and resilience, with a particular interest in the role of cultural factors. Dr. Cénat conducts research on racial disparities in mental health and social services, the impact of natural disasters and infectious disease outbreaks on mental health, interpersonal and non-interpersonal trauma, and global mental health. He conducts research in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dr. Cénat leads a major project on the mental health of Black communities in Canada that has allowed for the development of an online training (via the bilingual platform https://santementalpourtous.ca / https://mentalhealthforveryone.ca) which aims to equip mental health professionals with the knowledge to provide culturally appropriate and anti-racist care.