WACP


Daniel CHEN, M.D.

Co opted member

Daniel Chen received his psychiatry residency training at North Shore University Hospital, NYU School of Medicine. He has been working at the Departments of Psychiatry of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center since he finished his residency training in 2001. Administratively, Dr. Daniel Chen serves as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Services at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is the Director of the Mental Health Clinic and the Director of the Asian Behavioral Health Program. Academically, Dr. Chen is Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Ross University School of Medicine. As the Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Chen oversees all of the research activities at the hospital. He was the PI of the NYS Integrated Physical Health and Mental Health Care Projects, and has done a number of other research projects including the APA’s DSM-5 Field Trial. He has had several publications and has presented his studies nationally and internationally. Clinically, Dr. Chen has expanded the Asian Behavioral Health Services and strengthened the multicultural treatment programs. Under Dr. Chen’s initiative and leadership, Flushing Hospital was granted by the State of New York for one of the ten integrated care licenses at the Mental Health Clinic and the Reflections Addictions Clinic.




  •  I. Herrera y Cairo No. 611. Col. centro
         Guadalajara, Jal., Mex. C.P.44100
  •  (+5233) 36139877
  • paceves@gladet.org.mx

WACP

Culture impacts mental illness so that culturally relevant care is needed for patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. From a social point of view, there has been rapid social and cultural change, as well as migration within and between nations. Societies are becoming multi-ethnic and poly-cultural in nature worldwide. From a clinical perspective, there is a need to improve cultural competence to provide proper psychiatric care of each patient, considering the ethnic/race/cultural background, irregardless of minority or majority status.


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