Children's Hospital Colorado

Pivoting the Non-traditional Path to Pediatric Mental Health (S5:E25)

Women make up about one-third of the professionally active female physician workforce, but 62% in the field of pediatrics. While women face the same stressors and obstacles as their male colleagues, female providers often face other unique challenges.

Listen to a pediatric expert discuss her path to pediatric mental health.

As part of our Women in Medicine series to celebrate Women’s History Month, K. Ron-Li Liaw, MD, shares her journey from a documentary filmmaking track to pediatric mental health.

Dr. Liaw is the Cannon Y. & Lyndia Harvey Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the vice chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and most recently, she has been announced as the first-ever Mental Health In-Chief for Children’s Hospital Colorado.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • The non-traditional journey to pediatric mental health
  • The next generation of female providers entering the field of pediatric mental health
  • The tenuous balance between work and family life and what matters most
  • Emerging themes in mental health and the youth mental health crisis
  • Background on the five-year strategic planning process and working upstream to improve mental healthcare for children

Pediatric mental health services

The Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado provides the highest quality mental health services to children, adolescents and their families. We strive to deliver evidence-based, family-focused and youth-centered services that make a difference.

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