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

Justice for George Floyd and a reckoning for global mental health.
Glob Ment Health (Camb) 7(): e22
Weine S, Kohrt BA, Collins PY, Cooper J, Lewis-Fernandez R, Okpaku S, Wainberg ML

What is global mental health?
(2020 Oct)
World Psychiatry 19(3): 265-266
Collins PY

Shifting the Policy Paradigm to Achieve Equity.
(2020 Sep)
Psychiatr Clin North Am 43(3): 439-450
Starks SM, Hankerson SH, Collins PY

Stigma and utilization of treatment for adolescent perinatal depression in Ibadan Nigeria.
(2020 May 14)
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 20(1): 294
Kola L, Bennett IM, Bhat A, Ayinde OO, Oladeji BD, Abiona D, Abdumalik J, Faregh N, Collins PY, Gureje O

Integrating Urban Adolescent Mental Health Into Urban Sustainability Collective Action: An Application of Shiffman & Smith's Framework for Global Health Prioritization.
Front Psychiatry 11(): 44
Murphy LE, Jack HE, Concepcion TL, Collins PY

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