EPLC | Understanding and Treating Psychosis and Other Mental Illnesses in the Context of Asian Cultures and Anti-Asian Racism

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. For many Asian Americans, Asian cultures have shaped their explanatory models of health including mental health. In this event, Dr. Fan provided a brief analysis on how Asian religious and philosophical traditions affect the understanding, clinical manifestation and treatment-seeking behaviors of people with psychotic disorders and other mental illnesses. In addition, the mental health toll of anti-Asian racism and being a “model minority” will be presented. During the second part of the event, Dr. Fan lead a clinically oriented discussion to address the barriers to improve mental health care for Asian Americans.


Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, MS
Dr. Fan is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is Director of the Psychotic Disorders Clinical and Research Program and Director of the Chinese Mental Health Program at UMass. Dr. Fan received his medical degree from Peking University and MPH degree from Harvard University. In addition, Dr. Fan obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Fan is a member of the advisory panel for the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI), and a member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on International Psychiatry and Global Health. He also serves as a reviewer for various federal grant programs.

We will be providing certificates of completion for a total of 1.5 hours to those who watch the recording. You will be asked to register in order to watch the recording. To watch the recording, click here. To request your certificate of participation, click here



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