GLOBAL HEALTH COLLOQUIUM - Challenges in Global Mental Health: Integration in Research, Policy and Practice
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Co-sponsored by the Program in Global Health & Health Policy, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the Center for Health and Wellbeing
Dr. Pamela Collins joined the National Institute of Mental Health in July 2009 as associate director for special populations and director of the offices for special populations, rural mental health research, and global mental health. Dr. Collins conducted research on the mental health aspects of the AIDS epidemic and worked to ensure access to HIV prevention and care for people with severe mental illness as well as access to mental health care services for people with HIV domestically and internationally. In the United States, her studies have addressed the HIV prevention needs of women with severe mental illness and the contribution of social stigma related to mental illness and ethnicity to women’s HIV risk. Internationally, she has conducted training of healthcare providers in mental health, HIV/AIDS transmission, prevention, and counseling in Argentina, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, and South Africa. Dr. Collins has served as a consultant to the directorate of mental health in South Africa and as a member of its task team for policy guidelines on HIV/AIDS in psychiatric institutions. She has served on the advisory group for the Movement for Global Mental Health and is a member of the WHO Integrated Management of Adult and Adolescent Illness mental health working group. Dr. Collins has published widely in journals such as Nature, Social Science & Medicine, The Lancet, and AIDS.
Dr. Collins received her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and an M.P.H. from Columbia University School of Public Health. She previously served as an assistant professor of clinical epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Lunch will be served beginning at 11:45am
Join us for a post-colloquium discussion in 035 Robertson Hall from 1:30 to 3pm