A Presentation by Mimi Chapman, Associate Professor
UNC School of Social Work
Images shape how we think and behave in powerful ways. Indeed, media culture saturates us in “visual interventions” designed to change our choices and beliefs. Rather than lamenting the influence of the visual in our world, intervention researchers can harness that power to create change for and with vulnerable populations.
Mimi Chapman is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. She and an inter-disciplinary team of scholars from across the UNC campus are using images to combat implicit bias and create stronger relationships between Latino adolescents and physicians in an NIH sponsored grant entitled, Envisioning Health. She has used a similar approach with public school teachers who work with new immigrant Latino youth and families. Her image based teaching and research has been featured twice in the New York Times and will be explored in an upcoming segment on WUNC-TV.
For more information on Dr. Chapman’s exciting work, click the links below.
- Adapting an Empirically Supported Intervention for a New Population and Setting: Findings and Lessons Learned from Proyecto Puentes
- Art Museums Giving It the Old College Try
- How images work: An analysis of a visual intervention used to facilitate a difficult conversation and promote understanding
- Photos That Cross Borders and Challenge Perceptions