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.

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Recent Publications

World Mental Health Day: prioritise social justice, not only access to care.
(2021 Oct 7)
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

Intervening for HIV prevention and mental health: a review of global literature.
(2021 Jun)
J Int AIDS Soc 24 Suppl 2(): e25710
Collins PY, Velloza J, Concepcion T, Oseso L, Chwastiak L, Kemp CG, Simoni J, Wagenaar BH

COVID-19 and global mental health.
(2021 Jun)
Lancet Psychiatry 8(6): 458-459
Abas MA, Weobong B, Burgess RA, Kienzler H, Jack HE, Kidia K, Musesengwa R, Petersen I, Collins PY, Nakimuli-Mpungu E

Estimating the risk of suicide associated with mental disorders: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis.
(2021 May)
J Psychiatr Res 137(): 242-249
Moitra M, Santomauro D, Degenhardt L, Collins PY, Whiteford H, Vos T, Ferrari A

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