DR. GARY RHULE
Director, Public Health & Human Services, City of Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Dr. Rhule is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and has worked in the emergency room, community medicine and in managed care. He has worked with many patients who, despite coming to the emergency room for a physical condition, also need help with mental health concerns. He has an interest in public health, health policy, health equity and cultural competency in health care. Dr. Gary understands the complexity of the cultural context in which health care is delivered. He has done voluntary medical missions in Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Grenada, Haiti and Guyana in South America. He has a broad perspective in health care gained by personal, academic and professional experience.
He is a graduate of Amherst College, Massachusetts, and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York. He also holds a Masters in Public Health in Healthcare Policy from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and a MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Gary is author of “Sailing on Broken Pieces: Essential Survival Skills for Recovery from Mental Illness” that offers personal insight as a physician and family member for families impacted by mental illness. As a family advocate, he believes that:
1) Recovery is possible from mental illness
2) Families need to know they are not alone, and that they need not suffer in silence
3) There is help available so that they find the help they need
He lives with his family in Connecticut. In his spare time he writes, and listens to music of all genres.