2011 Edwards Psychology Lecture #3: Global Mental Health - Why Now and How Now? Kane Hall Room 120
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Speakers: Jane Simoni, Craig Van Dyke
Mental illness is widely distributed throughout the world’s population, yet much of the research on mental health treatment derives from the West, where access to care is greatest. Drs. Van Dyke and Simoni describe the challenges to ending global disparities, what high- and low-income countries can learn from each other, and how research projects are addressing mental health in China and on the U.S.-Mexico border.
About the speakers
Jane Simoni, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington Dr. Simoni received psychology degrees from Princeton and UCLA. At UW, in addition to her appointment in the Department of Psychology, she has adjunct appointments with Global Health and with Women's Studies. Her work focuses on behavioral research with a focus on HIV medication adherence and an interest in health disparities and health promotion among women and gay and lesbian populations. She is part of the core faculty UW's Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training Program (IHART).
Craig Van Dyke, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco Dr. Van Dyke received his MD from the University of Washington. At UCSF, he directs the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and is involved with global mental health research through the Global Health Sciences program. He has worked on international psychiatric relief programs such as the Sichuan Earthquake Polytrauma Project.