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Mental Illness and Poverty…or is it Poverty and Mental Illness?

Sunday Forum April 23, 2017, 10:15 – 11:15AM, Hamline Room

Delivery of Mental Health Care to the Community Mental Illness and Poverty…or is it Poverty and Mental Illness?


Mark Williams, MD is a psychiatrist practicing in the Integrated Behavioral Health program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He studied Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College before attending medical school at the University of Minnesota. His psychiatric residency was at Mayo Clinic after which he spent several years working in cultural psychiatry with refugees in Oklahoma and the Twin Cities. He returned to Mayo in 1999 to join the staff where he has helped to develop the Integrated Behavioral Health Program. This model of care delivery has behavioral health providers embedded in primary care clinics to improve access to services. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology with many interests, including social determinants of health and health equity.


Carole Stiles, LICSW, received her Master in Social Work Degree from Smith College. Over the course of her career she worked in mental health, medical, and child welfare settings. For thirteen of those years, she directed the programs and services of an international child welfare agency. She has served as adjunct faculty at several graduate schools of social work. After retiring as Director of Social Work at Mayo Clinic in 2015, she has been acting as a social worker and facilitator for the Rochester Community Care Team and serves on the Mayo Clinic Behavioral Health Policy Work Group.

Earlier Event: April 23
CUMC at Earthfest Expo