The Global Burden of Mental and Substance Use Disorders: Methods, Results, and Applications of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

Date(s) - Monday, October 24th, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

GMH University Seminar
Harvey Whiteford, PhD, Professor of Population Mental Health, University of Queensland, Australia
Holly Erskine, PhD, Honorary Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia

Dr. Harvey Whiteford, PhD trained in medicine, psychiatry and health policy at the University of Queensland, Stanford University, and the Australian National University. He has held senior clinical and administrative positions, including those of Director of Mental Health in the Queensland and Federal governments in Australia. He worked for ten years on the design and implementation of Australia’s Mental Health Strategy and was Chairman of the Working Group that oversaw this initiative.

Dr. Holly Erskine, PhD is a research fellow with the Psychiatric Epidemiology and Burden of Disease Group (PEABOD) at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR) in Queensland, Australia. She also holds affiliate positions with the School of Public Health and the Centre for Clinical Research at the University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Holly’s focus is the epidemiology, burden, and outcomes associated with mental disorders of childhood with a particular focus on conduct disorder and ADHD, which was the subject of her PhD.