Dr. Sweetland is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences in Psychiatry at both the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. She is a faculty instructor and peer mentor on an NIMH-funded T32 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Global Mental Health, a Fogarty-funded D43 Implementation Research Training grant to build research capacity in Mozambique, NIMH funded U19 mental health hub grant in Southern Africa. She has a background in clinical social work, public health, sociomedical sciences, and sustainable development. Her research is focused on mental health and poverty, more specifically the intersection of tuberculosis (TB) and depression.
Dr. Sweetland is co-founder and co-chair of the TB and Mental Health Working Group at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and is involved in three ongoing research studies in Brazil exploring 1) the integration of TB and depression treatment in primary care at a systems level (principal investigator), 2) the prevalence of depression among homeless individuals with TB, and 3) and exploring inflammatory biomarkers for depression in the context of active and latent TB. Dr. Sweetland has sub-specialized in implementation and dissemination science, cross-cultural measurement of psychiatric disorders, e-learning, and mobile technology to enhance data driven health planning and sustainable development.