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Francis G. Lu, M.D., is the Luke & Grace Kim Endowed Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He is also Assistant Dean for Faculty Diversity, Emeritus, for the School of Medicine. Born in 1949 from immigrant Chinese parents, he has devoted his career to cultural psychiatry and psychiatric education, cultural competence and diversity, the interface of religion/spirituality and psychiatry, and the transpersonal as seen in film. He has either co-authored, co-edited, or contributed to the books listed. His Google profile is: www.google.com/profiles/francislumd or www.francislumd.com. See also www.gratefulness.com, then search "films"
Previously, he was Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of the Cultural Competence and Diversity Program, Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), where he had worked from July 1977 to June 2009.
Dr. Lu has participated on expert panels and advisory committees on diversity, cultural competence, and mental health disparities sponsored by the Office of the Surgeon General, HHS Office of Minority Health, HRSA, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services, the California Endowment, the Templeton Foundation, the American Psychiatric Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the California State Department of Mental Health, and the University of California.