Goodman Sibeko, MD, PhD

Former Global Mental Health Scholar

Dr. Goodman Sibeko is the Co-Director of the South Africa HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Centre (SA HIV ATTC), a United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded center dedicated to providing training and technical assistance to providers addressing substance use, mental health, and/or HIV throughout South Africa.  Dr. Sibeko received his undergraduate medical, and postgraduate psychiatry training at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.  His South African Medical Research Council-funded PhD at the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town (UCT) focused on task shifting interventions for serious mental illness.

While he is involved with genomics and other psychosis research at UCT, his main area of interest is caregiver and lay heath worker-administered interventions for mental illness. His research roles have included participant recruitment, instrument translation and development, staff recruitment and training, quality assurance, and oversight of team dynamics. He participated in the implementation of the field trials for the International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11) in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Sibeko hopes that his membership in the Global Mental Health Scholars Program will help expand the reach of his work and facilitate new collaboration opportunities with colleagues from around the globe.

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