Transforming the Mental Health of an Entire City | Gerard Clancy | TEDxUniversityofTulsa

Three years makes a huge difference, when you are talking about the life expectancy of residents of north Tulsa. Gerard reviews what steps he helped Tulsa take to raise the life expectancy, and considers how to tackle mental health problems at the scale of an entire city.

Dr. Gerard Clancy is President of The University of Tulsa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry (1983), an American Heart Association Research Fellowship (1985), and a medical doctor degree with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors (1988). He continued on at the University of Iowa with his Psychiatry Residency and Psychiatry Chief Resident training (1992). Before joining The University of Tulsa, Dr. Clancy was the Dean of the College of Medicine, Tulsa. In 2006 he assumed the additional role as President of the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa. Currently he serves on numerous Boards across Oklahoma and was the 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Tulsa Area United Way. Dr. Clancy’s areas of expertise include health disparities, health care delivery system and health professions education transformation, severe mental illness and creative talent development, retention and recruitment for regional economic development. He assumed the position of President of The University of Tulsa in November 2016.

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