Scholars

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.

Brazil

Elson Asevedo

Department of Psychiatry, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil and Researcher at the Program for Recognition and Intervention in Individuals at Risk-Mental States (PRISMA)

India

Rachna Bhargava

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Lebanon

Joseph R. El-Khoury

Consultant Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist

Nigeria

Lola Kola

Senior Research Officer in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria

South Africa

Bulumko Lusu

Clinical Research Fellow, University of Cape Town Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health

India

Ravindra Rao

Faculty of the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre in the Department of Psychiatry of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

USA

Reuben N. Robbins

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University

USA

Hiral Shah

Assistant Professor in the Movement Disorders Division of the Department of Neurology at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center

South Africa

Goodman Sibeko

Clinical Research Fellow, University of Cape Town Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health

India

Yatan Pal Singh Balhara

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

USA

Scott Stroup

Professor 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

USA

Robyn Sysko

Assistant 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