Dr. Roberto Lewis-Fernández is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the New York State (NYS) Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence and the Hispanic Treatment Program at NYS Psychiatric Institute. He is also lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University. His research focuses on developing clinical interventions and novel service-delivery approaches to help overcome disparities in the care of underserved cultural groups. He works to improve treatment engagement and retention in mental health and physical health care by persons with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and other serious mental illnesses. He also studies the way culture affects individuals’ experience of mental disorders and their help-seeking expectations, including how to explore this cultural variation during the psychiatric evaluation. He has published over 170 articles, editorials, commentaries, reports, books, and book chapters on the topic of cultural mental health.