MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS –
Oct. 26, 2021 – “We are delighted to welcome to our faculty Dr. Jordan, an exceptional clinician and researcher whose critically important work in addiction and mental health disparities is changing the lives of many patients,” says Charles R. Marmar, MD, the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Psychiatry and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. “She will serve as an outstanding addition to the department, providing new insights in how we think about and approach community-based mental health care.”
As the principal investigator of a five-year grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Dr. Jordan is addressing health disparities by providing evidence-based treatment in the Black church for adults with alcohol use and other substance use disorders. Her work focuses on providing life-saving treatment to people that need it most. She is also principal investigator of the Imani Breakthrough Project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and employing an evidence-based recovery program adapted for use in Black and Latinx churches.