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Dr. Kenneth E. Fowler, Jr. and Dr. Derek M. Griffith
Thursday, July 2, 2020 • 12:00 PM EDT

Host Jon D. Brown speaks with Dr. Kenneth E. Fowler, Jr. and Dr. Derek M. Griffith to discuss mental health matters. This interview is the July 2nd edition of the Black Men’s Health Summer Lunch Series.

Dr. Kenneth E. Fowler, Jr.
Systemic Effects

Dedicated to the practice of helping others achieve inner happiness andpeace, Dr. Kenneth E. Fowler has commanded the minds of many andsucceeded in guiding them to more harmonious and prosperous lives. Dr.Fowler came to Florida in 1988 to pursue his undergraduate degree atFlorida State University. Upon receiving his Bachelors of Science degree in Economics with a business minor, Dr. Fowler went on to pursue a Masters Degree in Mental Health from Florida A&M University. A drive to help others and ambition would not let Dr. Fowler stop there. He went on to receive a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University, and established his private therapy practice Systemic Effects. He is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and an Approved Supervisor for mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists and social workers.

In 2005, Dr. Fowler decided to pursue his dream and started his own business, Systemic Effects.

Dr. Derek M. Griffith
Founder and Director
Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University

Dr. Derek M. Griffith is Professor of Medicine, Health and Society, and he is the Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University. Trained in psychology and public health, Dr. Griffith has collaborated with colleagues in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States to promote the health and well-being of African American and Latino men, to address institutional racism in public health departments and systems, and to pursue health equity. Dr. Griffith is a contributor to and editor of two recent books – Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook, and Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional.

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