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May 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Environmental and Social Determinants of Child Mental Health

Abuse, neglect, trauma or adverse experiences during childhood coming from personal, environmental or social sources can lead to lifelong struggles including with mental health. Fortunately research also indicates that solutions and interventions at various stages of life can be developed to help and to promote resilience. Please plan to join us online or in person on May 11, 2023 to hear from leading speakers about various ways people are working to help.


  • Gregory Bratman, PhD, University of Washington
  • Annie Belcourt, PhD, University of Montana
  • Paul Dworkin, MD, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Byungkook Lim, PhD, UCSD
  • Sarah Milligan-Toffler, Children & Nature Network
  • Catherine Jensen Peña, PhD, Princeton University
  • Ravi Raju, MD. PhD, MIT Picower Institute
  • Keynote Speaker: Cecile Richards, Supermajority
  • Robert Sege, MD, PhD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, MPH, Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN)


  • Ravi Raju, Visiting Scientist, PIcower Institute; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • Li-Huei Tsai, Picower Professor and Director, Picower Institute

Free event, but registration is required.  Virtual and in-person options.  If you choose to attend in-person, the symposium is located at the Picower Institute offices in Cambridge, MA.

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Venue: Online

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