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Diversity, Coffee and ConversationsEnjoy breakfast with us at Diversity, Coffee and Conversations held on first Tuesdays at 8:30-10 a.m., September through May, in the Intercultural Diversity Center. The meetings are a time to share information about plans for multicultural awareness months and special observances, receive updates from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and talk with the DEI staff. The meetings are open to faculty, staff and students.

Meetings and primary topics for the academic year are scheduled as follows:

May 2 — Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Drs. Hee Yun Lee and Nahree Doh will discuss the history and theme for the month, share their personal stories and experiences, suggest ways to celebrate the month and suggest ways everyone can support the AANHPI community.

Hee Lee
Dr. Hee Yun Lee

Dr. Lee is a professor and Endowed Academic Chair on Social Work and Health at The University of Alabama School of Social Work. She is a behavioral health scientist and her major research areas include cancer health disparities among underserved populations. She has 17 years of experience in clinical trials of cancer prevention behavior change interventions using mobile health technology. To date, she has developed five different types of cancer prevention apps combined with wearable devices to promote positive health behavior changes. She is currently working on three federally funded research projects with interdisciplinary research team at UA and Black Belt areas. One of her research projects, COVID 19 vaccination promotion project in the Black Belt region funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration, was recognized by winning the Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award in 2022. Her other line of research is global health. Several of her research investigations have specifically focused on health disparity issues among marginalized groups globally including Korea, India, and Vietnam. Her research findings have been used to develop evidence-based health programs and policies including Healthy People 2030 and she provides numerous presentations at national and international conferences. 

Nahree Doh
Dr. Nahree Doh

Dr. Doh is a licensed psychologist working at the UA Counseling Center as the associate director of clinical and outreach services. She earned her master’s degree at Emporia State University and her doctorate at Miami University of Ohio. Her passion lies in supporting college and graduate students who are facing various psychological issues while navigating through complex developmental tasks. She has given numerous presentations on campus including stress management, minority mental health, cultural identity, self-care, test anxiety, and college mental health. Her current areas of interest encompass mental health issues affecting underprivileged populations and college students, the intersection of social justice and mental health, multicultural and developmental perspectives on counseling, and employing a strengths-based approach in addressing ADHD.

April 4 — Holocaust Remembrance

March 7 — Women’s History Month

Feb. 7 — Black History Month

January — no meeting

Dec. 6 — Winter Holidays

Nov. 1 — Native American Heritage Month

Oct. 4 — LGBTQIA+ History MonthSept. 6 — Hispanic Heritage Month

Want to join the conversation and stay informed? Email us at diversity@ua.edu to be added to the mailing list.

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