“Poverty, the Brain, and Mental Health”

Margaret Crotty

Margaret Crotty, a member of EMHM Cohort 25, was one of the panelists that addressed this topic at a recent symposium hosted at the American Museum of Natural History.  The symposium focused on the impact that stress has on brain development, particularly repeated exposure to stress through adverse childhood experiences [ACEs].  Other panelists included Dr. Mary Bassett, the New York City Health Commissioner; Virginia Rauh, professor of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Medical Center; Dr. Frances Champagne, associate professor of psychology at Columbia University; and Renée Wilson-Simmons, director of the National Center for Children in Poverty at the Mailman School

Margaret is the Executive Director of the Partnership with Children, a nonprofit in New York City that partners with New York public schools to provide counseling for children and families living with toxic stress, and she is pursuing her MPH at Mailman.

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