Former NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel on Addressing the U.S. Mental Health Crisis


In this episode, Dean Lloyd Minor welcomes former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Thomas Insel. Together, they dive into the complex challenges that have exacerbated global mental health throughout COVID-19 pandemic, and how the field must evolve to meet the present moment. They also explore the importance of building organizations around a foundational mechanism or principle, and the power of taking risks to pursue innovation.

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The Minor Consult explores what it means to be a great leader in times of great uncertainty. Hosted by Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, the podcast convenes top minds from across fields to share their perspectives, impart lessons from their careers, and discuss the complex challenges leaders face today. Through their conversations, Dr. Minor unearths the qualities and skills that leaders need to succeed in turbulent times.

Dr. Minor has served as Dean since 2012 and is also a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine. Under his leadership, Stanford Medicine has emerged as a leader in the Precision Health revolution, which emphasizes preventive, personalized health care and leverages advances in biomedicine to treat and cure complex diseases. With more than 160 published articles and chapters, Dr. Minor is an expert in balance and inner ear disorders. In 2012, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Disclaimer: Lloyd Minor has no financial interests in or formal relationships with the organizations of his guests.

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