David Nutt, PhD
Anja Loizaga-Velder, PhD
Matthew W. Johnson, PhD
Dr. Monnica T. Williams
Dr. Monnica T. Williams is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Disparities. She is also the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Connecticut, where she provides supervision and training to clinicians for empirically-supported treatments. Dr. Williams’ research focuses on BIPOC mental health, culture, and psychopathology, and she has published over 150 scientific articles on these topics.
Current projects include the assessment of race-based trauma, barriers to treatment in OCD, improving cultural competence in the delivery of mental health care services, and interventions to reduce racism. This includes her work as a PI in a multisite study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD for people of color. She also gives diversity trainings nationally for clinical psychology programs, scientific conferences, and community organizations.
Dr. Joe Tafur
Dr. Joe Tafur is a Colombian-American Physician and curandero based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an Ayahuasquero with the multicultural community of the Church of the Eagle and the Condor.
Dr. Tafur is also an educator and author of “The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor’s Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine.”