Scholarship is at the heart of our mission to advance knowledge, increase access to services and improve quality of care in Mental Health globally.
The Global Mental Health Scholars program is sponsored by the Columbia University Global Mental Health Program as a part of its activities as a WHO Collaborating Centre. Global Mental Health Scholars are individuals of exceptional professional training and intellectual curiosity, drawn from Psychiatry, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work and other related disciplines from Columbia University and other institutions collaborating in the work of the Field Studies Coordination Group related to the development of the ICD-11 classification of mental and behavioural disorders.
Global Mental Health Scholars are contributing to the development and execution of field studies currently being conducted to inform the ICD-11. Global Mental Health Scholars also have the opportunity to extend their research interests and play a role in developing studies that will eventually develop and expand the Global Clinical Practice Network infrastructure.
Elson AsevedoDepartment of Psychiatry, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil and Researcher at the Program for Recognition and Intervention in Individuals at Risk-Mental States (PRISMA)
Rachna BhargavaAssistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Joseph R. El-KhouryConsultant Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist
Lola KolaSenior Research Officer in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Bulumko LusuClinical Research Fellow, University of Cape Town Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
Ravindra RaoFaculty of the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre in the Department of Psychiatry of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Reuben N. RobbinsAssistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University
Hiral ShahAssistant Professor in the Movement Disorders Division of the Department of Neurology at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center
Goodman SibekoClinical Research Fellow, University of Cape Town Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
Yatan Pal Singh BalharaAssistant Professor of Psychiatry at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Scott StroupProfessor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and a Director for the Program for Intervention Effectiveness, and Associate Director for Adult Services of the Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research
Robyn SyskoAssistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and a Research Scientist at the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders of the New York State Psychiatric Institute