Dr. Mindy Fullilove, a psychiatrist who explores the ties between environment and mental health, will speak at Duquesne University on Feb. 18 as part of the University's United Pittsburgh speaker series. Fullilove, professor of urban policy and health at The New School, will present How NOT to Fix Things at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 in room 104 of College Hall on the Duquesne campus.

United Pittsburgh is a new initiative developed by Duquesne's Center for Catholic Faith and Culture that combines academic courses with a free public speaker series. It focuses on collaboration with the community by providing new insights into Catholic social teaching and promoting civic awareness among the University's students, faculty and staff. These community forums are open to the public and free of charge.

Dedicated to the psychology of place, Fullilove's research started in 1986 when she linked the AIDS epidemic with place of residence and she continues to focus on health problems caused by inequality. For the past 30 years, she has been investigating how broken connections between different sections of cities harm public health and exploring ways to reconnect them.

She has published numerous articles and six books including "Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities," "Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It," and "House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place."

Details about United Pittsburgh, the speaker series and registration are available online or by contacting the CCFC at (412) 396-1595 or ccfc@duq.edu.

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February 14, 2019