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Georgia State: Dr. Shanta Dube Appointed to Inaugural University System of Georgia Mental Health Task Force

Dr. Shanta Dube, associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Georgia State University School of Public Health, was recently appointed to the inaugural University System of Georgia (USG)’s Mental Health Task Force.

The University System of Georgia (USG) chancellor, Dr. Steve Wrigley, appointed the Mental Health Task Force to address the growing concern of mental health challenges on campuses. The task force is composed of representatives from the university system, state agencies, mental health organizations and the medical field.

“Incidents of mental health challenges are too common on campuses across the country and in the university system,” Dr. Wrigley said. “In a recent survey by the American Council on Education, 80 percent of the 1,700 college and university presidents participating said mental health is now a greater priority on campus than it was just three years ago.”

Dr. Dube, who joined Georgia State in 2014 after a 14 year career at the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), has developed and utilized a two-generational, three-level prevention model to address and prevent childhood adversities and their outcomes entitled “The Why and How of Trauma-Informed Care.”  She has delivered the model to school staff, healthcare professionals.

She is currently Associate Editor for Child Abuse & Neglect and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and reports, some of which CDC recognized and awarded for scientific excellence. Dr. Dube continues to give talks and training on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, trauma-informed care, and Ayurveda principles at numerous national and international conferences.

Learn more about Dr. Shanta Dube.

Learn more about the University System of Georgia’s Mental Health Task Force.

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