Jan 21, 2021
Leopoldo J. Cabassa, Ph.D., M.S.W., and Ana Stefancic, Ph.D., join Dr. Dixon to discuss the effectiveness of the Peer-led Group Lifestyle Balance intervention, a 12-month manualized healthy lifestyle intervention delivered by peer specialists, in a sample of persons with serious mental illness who were overweight or obese and living in supportive housing.
Dr. Cabassa is an associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. He also is director of the NIMH T-32 Training Program and co-director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research at the university. His work aims to improve care for underserved communities, with a focus on disparities among racial-ethnic minorities with serious mental illness.
Dr. Stefancic is an associate research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University. Her research interests focus on evaluating housing and support services for individuals who have experienced homelessness, psychiatric disabilities, and other medical conditions.
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