For episode seven of Colors of Recovery, Tania connects with Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, CEO of The Anchor Program and Co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity. Dr. Ross shares her personal journey of recognizing her own intergenerational trauma, the need to tell the truth about US history, and her hope that mentorship and reparations may lead to increased BIPOC healing and representation in the mental health and recovery fields.
Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS is an author, speaker, expert the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and addictions. She is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, a non-diet online (telemedicine) program for individuals with binge eating disorder, emotional eating and food addiction. Dr. Ross is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School. She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at Loma Linda University and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is board certified in Preventive Medicine and also in Addiction Medicine. For the past 4 years, Dr. Ross has been an international speaker and consultant on issues of cultural competence, antiracism and diversity in healthcare. Dr. Ross presented a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on Historical and Intergenerational Trauma in January 2020. She is co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity, a consulting group that offers trainings to healthcare professionals and organizations to improve access to culturally competent care to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
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