Interim President Michael Bernstein with Cathrine Duffy, Kristie Golden and Adam Gonzalez
Across the country and around the world, an increasing number of people are being evaluated and treated online, both physically and emotionally, to help keep them healthy and safe, and stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As words like telehealth and telecounseling become a bigger part of our collective vernacular, find out what Stony Brook University is doing to lead the charge in supporting faculty, staff, students, patients and even healthcare providers with online services.
This latest in our ongoing series of podcasts, “The Coronavirus Effect: Telehealth Response,” will look at all that’s happening in this critical realm, who’s benefiting and the challenges ahead.
About the Guests:
Cathrine Duffy is the 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
This episode originally aired on Facebook Live on Thursday, April 9, 2020.