April 6, 2023: 7th Frank P. Soldo, III, Lecture in Psychiatry
How psychiatric expertise can improve cardiovascular care, climate adaptation, and health equity
Dr. Edmondson will describe research on the prevalence and prognostic significance of posttraumatic stress disorder due to acute life-threatening medical events, as well as the psychological, behavioral, and physiological consequences of interoceptive distress—the unique feature of medically-induced PTSD. He will also discuss how this and other bodies of research suggest an expanded role for psychologists and psychiatrists in hospital settings, as well as in healthcare adaptation to climate change and addressing health inequity. He will end with a call for greater appreciation, and higher collective expectations, for the role of the behavioral sciences in the most pressing and difficult challenges humans have ever faced.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the prevalence and consequences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to acute life-threatening medical events
- Analyze current and emerging threats to health and the healthcare system, such as climate change and threats to democracy, for behavioral dimensions that are poorly understood
- Apply the experimental medicine approach to identifying mechanisms of behavior change to hypothesize potential intervention targets that could yield cobenefits for individual, community, societal, and planetary health
- List opportunities for experts in psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral medicine to leverage their training for broad, powerful, sustained impact
Don Edmondson, PhD, MPH
Don Edmondson, PhD, MPH
Dr. Edmonson is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), and Director of Columbia’s Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH). He is an expert in psychological adjustment to life-threatening illness as well as psychosocial influences on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and progression. He has been PI of multiple cohort studies of CVD patients, including acute coronary syndrome and stroke patients. He is also PI of the Columbia NIH Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Resource and Coordinating Center at CBCH, a trans-NIH effort to promote the adoption of the experimental medicine approach to identifying causal mechanisms of behavior change. He was awarded the 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution in Early Career for his Enduring Somatic Threat model of medically-induced PTSD and the 2014 Neal Miller award for early career contributions from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research for research on how the hospital environment can increase PRSD risk. In 2022, he was awarded the APA Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology, the Fishberg Prize for Significant Original Contributions to Internal Medicine and Mentor of the Year Award at Columbia/CUIMC. Since receiving tenure, he has focused on the science of climate change, as well as its impacts on health and health disparities, through work as a SBM Climate and Health Policy ambassador, the Lancet Countdown US Brief, and The New England Journal of Medicine Group Climate Crisis, Health, & Equity Cooperative.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.