Diversity and Cultural Competence Caucus

The caucus is open to AAP members with an interest in diversity and cultural competence.


Charges/ Responsibilities:

  • To recruit, retain, and promote culturally diverse and underrepresented academic psychiatrists so as to increase their representation in both AAP and academic psychiatry, and
  • To foster cultural competence in medical students, residents and fellows, faculty, and staff of academic psychiatry departments so as to reduce mental health disparities.

Chair(s): Francis Lu, MD; Toi Harris, MD; Joan Anzia, MD



American Academic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice Parameter for Cultural Competence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Practice


LCME Institutional Standard-16 on Diversity

Cultural Competence and Diversity Resources

Significant sessions at the 7th National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations, October 18-21, 2010, Baltimore

Diversity and Cultural Competence Caucus Meets at the 2009 AAP Annual Meeting


Francis G. Lu, MD

Luke & Grace Kim Endowed Professor in Cultural Psychiatry

Assistant Dean for Faculty Diversity

Dir. of Cultural Psychiatry / Assoc. Chair for Medical Student Education 

Dept. of Psychiatry & Beh. Sciences / UC Davis Health System

2230 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA, 95817

916-734-4986 / 916-734-3384 fax / 916-708-5542 cell

Preferred email: francislumd@gmail.com

UC Davis faculty profile: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/psychiatry/ourteam/faculty/lu.html

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/francislu

Esalen film seminars: www.gratefulness.org (search "films"; do not use Internet Explorer)

Google profile: www.google.com/profiles/francislumd (click on "About")


Toi Blakley Harris, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics

Assistant Dean, Offices of Student Affairs and Diversity & Community Outreach

Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, BCM 350, Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-822-3752

E-mail: toih@bcm.edu

Faculty profile: http://www.bcm.edu/psychiatry/index.cfm?pmid=5180


Joan Anzia, MD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Residency Training Director

Vice Chair of Education

Academic Office Address: Ontario Building, 446 East Ontario Street, Suite 7-200, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312-695-5060

Email: janzia@nmh.org

Faculty profile: http://psychiatry.northwestern.edu/faculty_member/joan-anzia/

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Joan-Meyer-Anzia/e/B001KI6IJS