Lynn Todman featured:
If your doctor asked you about your health, what would you say? Perhaps you would mention your aching knees, or that strange new twinge in your back.
But what if there was stress at work that was keeping you up at night? If you had feelings of anxiety or hopelessness, would you bring it up?
Historically, our culture has separated the mind from the rest of the body when it thinks of “health,” said Dr. Lynn Todman, the executive director for population health at Lakeland Health.
But Todman said a recent assessment may show a shift in that thinking in Southwest Michigan.
Todman was the architect of the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, a collaboration between Lakeland Health and the Berrien County Health Department.
In life-or-death situations, implicit bias can have dire consequences http://fw.to/alG2SXh
I applaud newly elected Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for her pledge to train prosecutors to help root out “implicit bias,” as noted in Tuesday’s article “Foxx details plans to target violent crime.” Clearly this is an issue in the courts, in police departments and other areas of our society…for more click above.
Implicit Bias: A life and death condition 12.02.16
Lynn Todman, PhD
Executive Director for Population Health at Lakeland Health System in St. Joseph, Mich.
During the recent election season Trevor Noah of “The Daily Show” and Hillary Clinton both used the term “implicit bias” and acknowledged its effects on our attitudes and behavior toward one another. Implicit bias lives beneath the surface of our unconscious and yet it shapes our attitudes and actions toward others….for more click below
Study highlights mental health issues in southwest Michigan, Todman quoted 9.21.16
The Herald Palladium 2.21.16
Guest column: In the wake of Flint crisis, are we asking the right questions?
Lynn C. Todman, Ph.D., M.C.P., is an urbanist and prominent U.S. expert on the link between public policies and the issues affecting urban communities.
Dr. Todman’s work bridges the worlds of policymaking, urban planning, public health, and mental health. It highlights how social, political and economic conditions—such as poverty, joblessness, food insecurity, illiteracy, homelessness, violence, and disenfranchisement—can cause health problems like depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as stress-induced cardiovascular, respiratory, infectious, oncological and other diseases.
She is passionate about vulnerable populations who often lack a voice in decision-making at the policy level.
News outlets frequently turn to Dr. Lynn Todman for expert commentary on issues related to her research into the effects of public policy on urban and under-served communities. Here are some recent examples of Dr. Todman in the news.