"CRASH" Course in Cultural Competency: Cultural dynamics that can either help or hinder the interactions or outcomes between patients and health professionals
Kofi A. Kondwani, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Kondwani received his Ph.D. in Psychophysiology from Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa.
Dr. Kondwani has served as the meditation treatment provider in four randomized clinical control trials supported by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. These research projects have investigated the physiological, psychological, and behavioral effects of meditation on stress, behavior, hypertension and cardiovascular disease primarily in African American populations.
Dr. Kondwani not only studies the behavior of the individual as it relates to their health, he also studies the outcome of the behavior of the health care professional as they related to multicultural patient . Dr. Kondwani has presented the CRASH Course in Cultural Competency Skills to health care and other professional groups including the entire staff of the Mississippi State Department of Health.