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Tiffany L. McDowell, PhD, Associate Director, Center on Social Determinants of Mental Health, Adler School
Dr. McDowell Discusses Community Exclusion and Chicago Regional Plan for Windy City Underground Radio

For a live discussion on how excluded communities can help increase capacity for meeting Chicago's regional planning goals, Windy City Underground Radio  and its "The Body Politic" host Barry Kelly turned to Kamm Howard of the Amos N. Wilson Institute and the Adler School's Tiffany McDowell, Ph.D.. The interview explored, among other topics, the human capital component of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's GO TO 2040 plan,

 Dr. McDowell, Associate Director of the Center on the Social Determinants of Mental Health, Institute on Social Exclusion (ISE), noted the current plan doesn’t speak to the widening education gap for marginalized groups. She also discussed the need to enforce employment discrimination policy to avoid barriers for growing employment opportunities.

Additionally, she described her Center’s work with the Adler School ISE, providing training and capacity-building in marginalized communities of people with little access to research through traditional education opportunities—and how that work aligns with the regional plan’s economic innovation action toward commercializing research.

About the Adler School

The Adler School of Professional Psychology has provided quality education through a scholar/practitioner model for 60 years. Its mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice. The Adler School enrolls more than 1,200 students in doctoral and master’s degree programs and offerings at its campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and through Adler Online.


Kim McCullough
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