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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Global Mental Health Research

Mental illnesses are a global concern and are among the most common causes of disability. The Global Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary group of staff from NIMH’s intra- and extramural research programs and was established to help inform and shape NIMH goals and priorities on global mental health research.

The team focuses on expanding research in low-resource settings internationally, in order to expand preventive strategies and address mental health care that is often inadequate, inaccessible, and of less-than-optimal quality. By focusing on low- and middle-income countries, the team reflects an understanding that the inclusion of diverse populations, communities, contexts, and researchers from across the globe can accelerate and enrich scientific advancements and help reduce mental health disparities both globally and domestically.

The Global Mental Health Team works in collaboration with the NIMH Center for Global Mental Health Research (CGMHR).

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Research Highlights

Explore research advances and ongoing research on global mental health supported by or conducted at NIMH.

Science News

Find NIMH science news related to global mental health.

Meetings and Events

Discover NIMH workshops and scientific meetings related to global mental health.

Team Leads

Collene Lawhorn, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Division of AIDS Research

Leonardo Cubillos, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for Global Mental Health Research