Francis Lu

Francis G. Lu, MD, is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, at the University of California, Davis. As a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), Dr. Lu has contributed to the areas of cultural psychiatry including the interface with religion/spirituality, psychiatric education, diversity/inclusion, mental health equity, and psychiatry/film.

He has led or co-led 36 film seminars at Esalen Institute from 1987 to 2019, including 28 with Brother David Steindl-Rast. He has led 7 film seminars at Door County Summer Institute sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin from 2013 to 2021. He has presented film seminars at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, the C. G. Jung Society of St. Louis, and the Centre of Applied Jungian Studies in South Africa.

He was awarded APA Special Presidential Commendations in both 2002 and 2016 for his contributions to cultural psychiatry. He has received Distinguished Service Awards from the APA in 2020 and the American College of Psychiatrists in 2021 and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Association for Academic Psychiatry in 2008, and the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture in 2020.

Francis G. Lu, MD, is the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, at the University of California, Davis. He has led or co-led 36 film seminars at Esalen from 1987 to 2019, including 28 with Brother David Steindl-Rast.

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