The Global Mental Health Program aims to provide a wide range of academic and practical experiences for students and professionals at varying stages of their education and career.
Mental illness represents the leading cause of disability around the globe. With this growing recognition, the pressure to do something is gaining, but if we are going to make progress, we need to build programs that have real impact. The Global Mental Health Program at Columbia is committed to conducting research that will guide global efforts to reduce the burden of disease.
The program’s research initiatives and collaborations are active around the world, including in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, China, India, Pakistan, and Australasia, among other regions. Most recently, GMHP and its Latin American partners were awarded NIH funding to develop a regional “Hub” network in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia.
We are on a mission to promote mental health and reduce the burden of mental illness around the globe by: