Christine Musyimi, PhD

  • Global Mental Health Scholar

Dr. Christine Musyimi, PhD, is a researcher and the head of research ethics and scientific publications department at Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation (AMHRTF). Her research focuses on promoting excellence in community-based mental health research and develops innovative strategies with special attention to depression, dementia, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV); and improving maternal and child mental health to increase mental health care access in remote settings. Dr. Musyimi has been the Principal Investigator for several projects aimed at training traditional and faith healers to deliver evidence-based mental health care in community settings. She has also been a postdoctoral research fellow on the Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing countries (STRiDE) project and is currently using anger management strategies to reduce IPV in Kenya. As a global mental health scholar, she aims at generating evidence on existing formal and informal care networks to strengthen health system response and support women experiencing IPV in informal settlements in Kenya.

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