Workshop: “Implicit/Unconscious Bias”

Monday, Oct. 28 | 3:45-4:30 p.m. | General Session

Ruth Shim, MD, MPH, Director of Cultural Psychiatry, UC Davis

Ignitor: Judy Ravin, President, Accents International

Ruth Shim, MD, MPH is holder of the Luke & Grace Kim Professorship in Cultural Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Director of Cultural Psychiatry, and Chair of the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Faculty Excellence in Diversity at UC Davis Health.

Dr. Shim received an MPH in health policy from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and an MD from Emory University School of Medicine. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Psychiatric Services, Community Mental Health Journal, and American Psychiatric Publishing, and is co-editor of the book, The Social Determinants of Mental Health. She is a 2018-2019 Fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program, and an at-large member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Forum on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.

Dr. Shim’s research focuses on mental health disparities and inequities, and she provides clinical psychiatric care in the UC Davis Early Diagnosis and Preventative Treatment (EDAPT) Clinic.

Judy Ravin is the president and founder of Accents International, LLC. She is also the author of bestselling software-based learning systems that teach non-native English speakers how to master English pronunciation while maintaining each person’s unique cultural identity. Ravin is dedicated to creating a world where everyone is heard™. She’s earned national recognition for helping Fortune 100 corporations, NATO, leading healthcare systems and medical schools, and US accredited universities create high performance teams.

Ravin is best known for her two learning and development programs: Powerful Pronunciation™ and Inclusive Listening: Tuning Your Ear to Accents™; collectively known as the Ravin Method®. Powerful Pronunciation™ gives non-native English speakers articulation techniques for the sounds in English that do not occur in other languages. Inclusive Listening™ teaches people, regardless of language background, how to systematically ‘tune their ear’ to global accents.

Ravin has taught at the University of Michigan-Ross School of Business, Cornell University-Johnson School of Business, and NATO. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune,, the Los Angeles Times, AOL-Daily Finance, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as on, NPR, Voice of America, CBS Radio-National News, and NBC Nightly News: