Jeremy Kane, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Mailman School of Public Health

Dr. Kane is a psychiatric epidemiologist with over a decade of experience in global mental health. His research investigates mental health, alcohol, and substance use problems among populations affected by violence and HIV in low- and middle-income countries and also explores the impacts of culture and migration on mental and behavioral health among refugee and immigrant populations living in the United States. This research program is implemented in close collaboration with academic institutions, non-governmental and international organizations, and government agencies in an effort to: 1) measure the prevalence, patterns, and correlates of mental health, alcohol, and substance use problems among these populations, 2) develop and validate innovative methods for reliable and valid measurement of mental health, alcohol and substance use problems, and 3) develop, adapt, and test interventions to address these problems through randomized controlled trials and implementation studies. International and domestic partners have included the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, World Health Organization, War Child Holland, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, and the Maryland Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health. Among other global projects, he is currently leading an NIH-funded research program in Zambia HIV care clinics to evaluate and implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment programs for persons with unhealthy alcohol use and co-occurring mental health problems.