Director & Scientific Co-Director
Kathleen Pike, PhD - Director & Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia
Kathleen Pike is on faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Psychology at Columbia University where she serves as Director and Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Pike works globally examining risk factors for mental illness and has lead diverse initiatives to reduce stigma associated with mental disorder as well as clinical
training and education to expand capacity in evidence supported psychotherapy for mental disorders.
Harold Pincus, MD - Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia
Harold Pincus is Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University and Director of Quality and Outcomes Research at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Pincus is recognized globally for his work on classification of disorders and evidence-based strategies for quality improvement in healthcare delivery.More about Harold Pincus
Geoffrey M. Reed, PhD - Visiting Professor; Senior Project Officer, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization
Dr. Geoffrey Reed is Senior Project Officer for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization. In this role, he manages activities related to the development of the chapters on Mental and Behavioural Disorders for the Eleventh Revision of the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11). Dr. Reed is also a founder of the Centre for Global Mental Health Research, a collaboration between the Faculty of Psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the National Institute of Psychiatry “Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz”, Mexico, and the World Health Organization.More about Geoffrey Reed
Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH - Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia
Ezra Susser is on Faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology. He has worked on program initiatives around the globe. His primary focus is currently on innovative treatments that increase capacity to treat individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in low-resource communities and advancing the civil rights of individuals with mental disorder.More about Ezra Susser
Lena Verdeli, PhD - Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia
Dr. Verdeli is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and director of the Teachers College Global Mental Health lab. She has received federal and foundation funding to study psychotherapy for prevention and treatment of mood disorders, and has been playing a key role in landmark studies involving adaptation, training, and testing of psychotherapy packages used by non-specialists (primary care staff, community health workers, etc). Her work involved depressed adults in southern Uganda; war-affected internally displaced (IDP) adolescents in northern Uganda and IDP women in Colombia; distressed patients in primary care in Goa, India; depressed community members in Haiti; and war-affected Syrian refugees in Lebanon, among others.More about Lena Verdeli
Milton L. Wainberg, MD - Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia
Milton L. Wainberg, MD, is an Investigator and Research Scientist, Intervention Science Core Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of Medical Education, HIV Mental Health Training Project. He is a Scientific Co-Director, Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University and Director, Global Mental Health T32 and D43 Research Fellowships. Milton is also Principal Investigator, PRIDES sSA – Partnerships in Research to Implement and Disseminate Sustainable and Scalable Evidence Based Practices in sub-Saharan Africa.
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