Pamela Collins, MD, MPH

Personal Statement

I come to UW after nearly eight years of leadership at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) where I led the development of new funding initiatives for research or research training opportunities in mental health services research in low- and middle-income countries and mental health disparities research in the US, building a robust and growing portfolio in global mental health and creating a pathway to independence for young investigators while also stimulating research in US underserved populations. My current global mental health projects include work in sub-Saharan Africa.

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Availability of two essential medicines for mental health in Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Nepal, Malawi, Senegal, and Tanzania: Evidence from nationally representative samples of 7958 health facilities.
(2022 Aug 1)
J Glob Health 12(): 04063
Rahman MA, Babaye Y, Bhat A, Collins PY, Kemp CG

Baseline situational analysis in Bangladesh, Jordan, Paraguay, the Philippines, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe for the WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health: Universal Health Coverage for Mental Health.
PLoS One 17(3): e0265570
Kemp CG, Concepcion T, Ahmed HU, Anwar N, Baingana F, Bennett IM, Bruni A, Chisholm D, Dawani H, Erazo M, Hossain SW, January J, Ladyk-Bryzghalova A, Momotaz H, Munongo E, Oliveira E Souza R, Sala G, Schafer A, Sukhovii O, Taboada L, Van Ommeren M, Vander Stoep A, Vergara J, Waters C, Kestel D, Collins PY

The global gap in treatment coverage for major depressive disorder in 84 countries from 2000-2019: A systematic review and Bayesian meta-regression analysis.
(2022 Feb)
PLoS Med 19(2): e1003901
Moitra M, Santomauro D, Collins PY, Vos T, Whiteford H, Saxena S, Ferrari AJ

World Mental Health Day: prioritise social justice, not only access to care.
(2021 Nov 20)
Lancet 398(10314): 1859-1860
Pathare S, Burgess RA, Collins PY

A Digital Toolkit (M-Healer) to Improve Care and Reduce Human Rights Abuses Against People With Mental Illness in West Africa: User-Centered Design, Development, and Usability Study.
(2021 Jul 2)
JMIR Ment Health 8(7): e28526
Ben-Zeev D, Meller S, Snyder J, Attah DA, Albright L, Le H, Asafo SM, Collins PY, Ofori-Atta A

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