Columbia University Seminar on Global Mental Health: Advancing Identification and Treatment for Individuals with Early Psychosis in Chile

Date(s) - Monday, May 10th, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Description: The speakers will share and discuss experiences, challenges, and opportunities in the identification of and provision of care to individuals with early psychosis in Chile. The speakers will be presenting two ongoing studies: 1) the Chilean Early Psychosis Identification Program, and 2) OnTrack Chile. The former is aimed to improve our understanding of the gaps and bottlenecks for the identification and referral of early psychosis within health services. The latter refers to the adaptation and implementation of the OnTrack model for providing specialized care for this population. Lessons learned and future steps will be discussed in the light of conducting global mental health research during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Franco Mascayano, Mailman School of Public Health and New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Cristian Montenegro, BA, PhD , Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Ezra Susser, MD, DrPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Psychiatry at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Lisa Dixon, MD, MPH, Edna L Edison Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

This Seminar is open to the Columbia Community and the Public.
Please note: advanced registration is required (click here). After registering, the Zoom link will be sent via email.