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Live Podcast to Examine Role of Telehealth in COVID-19 Crisis

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In a Facebook Live presentation Thursday, Interim President Michael Bernstein will talk with Stony Brook University experts on how telehealth is helping to meet our community’s increasing needs during the current pandemic.

The live stream will be available on the University’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 9, at 9:00 am ET.

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Interim President Michael Bernstein

This week’s guests are:

Cathrine Duffy, Healthier U Director
Cathrine Duffy is newly appointed Director of Stony Brook University’s Healthier U initiative — a health and wellness program that focuses on improving the total well-being of employees, which is a major strategic priority for the University. Cathrine is responsible for development of the Healthier U initiative and implementing a full suite of programs designed to support a healthy work environment, and to provide opportunities for staff and faculty to enhance their physical, fiscal and mental health. She will talk about how Healthier U is now offering daily online support to help ease anxieties in these days of pandemic crisis, the issues being expressed, as well as the telecounseling services available to students. 

Kristie Golden, PhD, LMHC, CRC, Associate Director of Operations for Stony Brook Medicine
In her role as Associate Director of Operations for Stony Brook Medicine and a member of the Hospital Administration Executive Staff, Kristie Golden oversees all operating aspects of psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, telehealth and other program areas. She specializes in fostering collaboration between the hospital, ambulatory services/physician practices and the community. She also plays a key role in shaping hospital policy, strategic and operating plans, community interface and budgets. Kristie is spearheading the advancement of telehealth initiatives in the face of addressing COVID-19 safety concerns and personal protection protocol. She’ll share what all that looks like today, the reaction and the results.

Adam Gonzalez, PhD, Director of Behavioral Health and Founding Director of the Mind-Body Clinical Research Center, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Renaissance School of Medicine
Dr. Adam Gonzalez is a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of Behavioral Health and Founding Director of the Stony Brook University Mind-Body Clinical Research Center in the Renaissance School of Medicine. He is an expert in cognitive behavioral treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, relaxation/mindfulness-based treatments and behavioral medicine. Dr. Gonzalez is deeply involved in the advancements Stony Brook University is making in the area of telecounseling services. He’ll also talk about steps he and others are taking to help our frontline healthcare providers cope and recharge. 

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