Multicultural/Diversity Committee

Astrid Derosiers, MD







Destiny Pegram, MD, PGY-3



Co-Chair Rep:
Brandon Newsome, MD










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The multicultural/ Diversity committee strives to enhance the quality of mental healthcare that underserved populations receive in MA by improving the cultural competency of MPS members through education, collaboration, and advocacy.



  1. To provide Massachusetts psychiatrists educational opportunities and institutional curriculums that will increase skills in working with diverse patient populations
  2. To offer a platform that can reduce issues of health disparities at a local, regional, and state level.
  3. To inform Massachusetts Psychiatrists of legislative advocacy opportunities that can reduce cultural disparities in healthcare.
  4. To encourage help seeking behaviors and service utilizations in minority groups through community outreach.
  5. To advise the MPS on cultural issues and act as advocate for underrepresented and culturally diverse populations in the community at large.