Jeffrey Ring, PhD
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Jeffrey Ring is a clinical health psychologist and author who knows culturally responsive integrated healthcare from the inside out. He is an executive leadership coach, and assists leaders and teams in productive functioning toward effectiveness and competitive advantage. Jeffrey is a champion for healthcare practitioner vitality, and is skilled in supporting teams in mindful reflection on creative approaches to self-care and wellness enhancement.
For 19 years he served as the director of behavioral sciences and cultural medicine at the family medicine residency program at White Memorial Medical Center in East Los Angeles. There he worked in a multi-disciplinary team providing woven behavioral and primary care health services to a predominately Spanish-speaking underserved population. He is a clinical professor of family medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and has clinical experience with patients along the lifespan including geriatrics.
At HMA, Jeffrey is poised to help clients with an array of initiatives, including integrated behavioral care in hospital and primary care, healthcare practitioner leadership and wellbeing, the delivery of quality culturally responsive care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the enhancement of medical education to prepare health practitioners for successful practice in a changing healthcare environment. He has a keen interest in how physician education in advanced care planning can help achieve the Triple Aim.
In his previous role at White Memorial Medical Center, Jeffrey was responsible for providing bilingual (Spanish) mental health services in an integrated setting, and taught family medicine residents the skills of evaluation of and intervention with psychosocial issues in the context of primary care delivery. This included compassionate doctor-patient communication, substance use screening and intervention, mind-body medicine and stress management.
During his career, Jeffrey has focused on the elimination of health disparities, with an emphasis on the role of medical education and the provision of outstanding care in underserved communities. He is the first author of Curriculum for Culturally Responsive Health Care: The Step-by-Step Guide for Cultural Competence Training, a book published by Radcliffe Oxford in 2008.
Jeffrey has served in leadership positions in the Group on Minority Health and Multicultural Education within the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race within the American Psychological Association. He has lectured and published widely on culturally responsive healthcare, medical education and physician wellbeing.
Jeffrey lives with his family physician wife, Beth, and their twin sons attend college back east.