University Seminar: Improving the Community-Based Registry and Treatment System for Persons with Severe Mental Illnesses in China

Michael Phillips, CM, MD, MA, MPH is the Director of the Suicide Research and Prevention Center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and Executive Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention at Beijing Huilongghuan Hospital. He is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Phillips is currently PI on a number of multi-center collaborative projects on suicide, depression and schizophrenia. He runs research training courses each year, supervises Chinese and foreign graduate students, helps coordinate WHO mental health activities in China, promotes increased awareness of the importance of addressing China’s suicide problem and advocates improving the quality of, comprehensiveness, and access to mental health services around the country. In 2013, he received the International Scientific and Technological Award of the People’s Republic of China, the highest honor for scientific achievement awarded to foreign nationals by the Chinese government.