The T32 Seminar meets most Tuesdays from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM in the 6th Floor Boardroom (Rm. 6601) of the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), located at 1051 Riverside Drive in Manhattan.
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Journal Club: Implementation Science
Our February 14th seminar will be a journal club. We will review a viewpoint and an article, both of which focus on Implementation Science:
#1: Per Nilsen et. al., “Making sense of implementation theories, models and frameworks” (Implementation Science 2015)
The aim of this article is to propose a taxonomy that distinguishes between different categories of theories, models and frameworks in implementation science, to facilitate appropriate selection and application of relevant approaches in implementation research and practice and to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue among implementation researchers.
This article highlights key concepts discussed during an exploration of potential synergies among implementation science, precision medicine, and the learning health care system at a National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine workshop sponsored by the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research into Health.
Mental Health System Strengthening in Zimbabwe
Speaker: Khameer Kidia, MPhil
Kham Kidia was born and raised in Zimbabwe and is devoted to improving health systems in his home country. He is the co-founder and executive director of Kushinga, a Zimbabwean nonprofit working on mental health systems strengthening through research, advocacy, and capacity building. Kham has experience conducting and leading policy-relevant anthropological research in HIV mental health, especially among adolescents. His work has been published in journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Psychiatry, AIDS, and PLoS Medicine and has been featured in the media on BBC News. He holds a BA in French literature from Princeton University, an MPhil in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and will graduate from Mount Sinai with an MD this year.
Prevalence, Risk Factors, and a Socioecological Conceptual Model of Gender-Based Violence in Conflict-Affected Communities in Uganda
Speaker: Jennifer Mootz, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Mootz is a T32 Global Mental Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry/ New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Development of Mental Disorders in a Minority Group in Two Socio-Cultural Contexts
Speaker: Dr. Cristiane Duarte, Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University – New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Duarte is an Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University – New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Duarte’s research is based on innovative population-based studies about the development of mental disorders in children, adolescents and young adults. Through the use state-of-the art sampling, recruitment and culturally appropriate assessment methodologies, she has sought to generate knowledge of relevance to diverse, often underserved and understudied populations. Currently, she is a leader of the Boricua Youth Study, the only multi-national source of information about how mental disorders develop from childhood to young adulthood in a Latino subgroup (Puerto Ricans).
Mental Health and HIV
Join Dr. Pamela Collins for the next ICAP Grand Rounds Webinar, “Mental Health and HIV.”
Pamela Collins, MD, MPH, is Associate Director for Special Populations, Director of the Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health, and Director of the Office of Rural Mental Health Research at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).
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Gender-Based Violence in Conflict-Affected Communities in Northeastern Uganda: Prevalence, Predictors, and a Socioecological Conceptual Model
Speaker: Jennifer Mootz, PhD, Global Mental Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
Exploring Geo-Spatial Factors Related to Mental Health Outcomes in Complex Emergency Settings, a Grant Proposal Discussion
Speaker: Sabrina Hermosilla, PhD
Dr. Hermosilla is a second year T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Columbia in the Division of Epidemiology at Columbia University School of Physician and Surgeons. She completed her PhD, M.I.A. and M.P.H, at Columbia University and holds an M.S. from The City College of New York. Dr. Hermosilla has over 16 years experience designing and conducting primary and secondary research globally. Her current research interests include measurement issues related to mental health implementation science in low-resource settings and social determinants of health.
Studying Climate Global Climate Change Is a Personal Growth Opportunity
The mental health impacts of global climate change are typically studied from a disaster and public health framework, clarifying acute, indirect, and vicarious impacts. The psychological effects of climate change can also be viewed through other lenses: Intersectionality and environmental justice, economic and technology policy, lifespan development, place and geography, conservation and biodiversity, direct experience of the natural world, cognitive adaptation and existential crisis, spirituality and religious beliefs, rites of passage, creativity and the arts, etc. Dr. Thomas Doherty will briefly review his research on this topic and then lead participants in a personal reflection about climate change using concepts such as environmental identity and ecological self. For the public, exercises like this help give language to personal histories of environmental privilege or injustice, and illustrate links between nature, health, and human development. For researchers, these exercises promote multicultural competency regarding the effects of climate change and highlight potential biases that investigators may bring to their studies. Finally, insight regarding ones’ own environmental identity and values, and sources of connection with the natural world, suggest activities for restoration and resilience for those engaged with the challenge of climate change.
Speaker: Thomas Joseph Doherty, Psy.D.
Dr. Thomas Doherty is a licensed clinical psychologist from Portland, Oregon who specializes in applying an environmental perspective to mental health and well-being. Thomas is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Past President of the Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology. He was a member of the APA Task Force on Global Climate Change and his 2011 paper “The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change” has been cited 200 times. He has provided workshops and trainings for the US National Park Service, the New Zealand Department of Conservation, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the Oregon Department of Health. Thomas consults with individuals and organizations through his practice, Sustainable Self, and is a faculty member at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School, where he founded one of the first environmentally-focused certificate programs for mental health counselors and therapists. Thomas was also the founding editor-in-chief of the journal Ecopsychology.
A T32 Seminar
Tuesday’s seminar meeting will be a Journal Club, during which we’ll be discussing the following articles:
- Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. (2016). The Lancet, 388(10053), 1603-1658. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(16)31460-x [PDF]
- Burns, J. K., & Tomita, A. (2015). Traditional and religious healers in the pathway to care for people with mental disorders in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 50(6), 867-877. doi:10.1007/s00127-014-0989-7 [PDF]
The Burden of Mental and Substance Use Disorders: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 and How to Access These Findings for Your Research
Speaker: Drs. Holly Erskine and Harvey Whiteford
Dr. Holly Erskine is a research fellow with the Psychiatric Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Group at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research in Queensland, Australia. She also holds affiliate positions with the School of Public Health and the Centre for Clinical Research at the University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Holly’s focus is the epidemiology, burden, and outcomes associated with mental disorders of childhood with a particular focus on conduct disorder and ADHD, which were the subject of her PhD. In the Global Burden of Disease Studies, Holly is responsible for the systematic review, data extraction, and epidemiological modelling of conduct disorder, ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and fetal alcohol syndrome as well as cause of death modelling for eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa. She has served as a reviewer for a number of journals, provided expertise to the Australian Young Minds Matter survey, and presented at several domestic and international conferences including the most recent IFPE conference in Bergen, Norway.
Dr. Harvey Whiteford trained in medicine, psychiatry and health policy at the University of Queensland, Stanford University and the Australian National University. He has held senior clinical and administrative positions, including those of Director of Mental Health in the Queensland and Federal governments in Australia. He worked for ten years on the design and implementation of Australia’s Mental Health Strategy and was Chairman of the Working Group which oversaw this initiative. In 1999 he was appointed to the first mental health position in the World Bank in Washington DC with the task of developing the Bank’s capacity to respond to the rising global burden of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. Professor Whiteford leads the Policy and Epidemiology Group at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, which has a research program in psychiatric epidemiology, burden of disease, mental health policy analysis and the reform of mental health services. He has worked as a consultant to national governments, Commonwealth and State governments in Australia, the World Bank and the World Health Organisation. He has clinical responsibilities in general adult psychiatry, teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.