Pamela Collins to Chair department at Johns Hopkins

Department news | December 29, 2022

Pamela Collins, MD, MPH, has accepted a position with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as Chair of the Department of Mental Health. This is the only department in the country dedicated to mental health within a School of Public Health. Pamela will begin her new role on July 1, 2023.

For the past five years, Dr. Collins has directed the UW Consortium for Global Mental Health, a joint effort of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Global Health. She also served as the executive director of the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), a global health implementation center in the University’s Department of Global Health, and as the associate director of a NIMH-funded UW Behavioral Research Center for HIV. We are deeply grateful for Dr. Collins’ leadership, for her contributions in developing and growing a vibrant community of global mental health researchers here at UW and beyond. We will miss her greatly, wish her all the best in her new role, and hope that we can find ways to stay in touch and continue our work together.