José Ángel García has a degree in physical anthropology and a master’s degree in population and development studies. Mr. Garcia’s research has focused on population health studies, especially in the area of mortality and comorbidity between physical and mental illness. Since 2012, Mr. Garcia has been a collaborator with the Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz based in Mexico City where he has focused on statistical analysis of field study databases on psychoactive substances, migration and substance use, and ICD-11 field studies with Professor Geoffrey M. Reed. Currently, Mr. Garcia is earning his PhD at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City. His research interests focus on mental health public policy, from its neglect of the national public agenda, to implementation failures and lack of evaluation.
As a GMH Scholar, Mr. Garcia is working on the study of the impact of COVID-19 on the clinical practice and well-being of global mental health professionals and on internet-based field studies on mental and behavioral disorders studies under the mentorship of Dr. Geoffrey M. Reed. For Mr. Garcia, being a GMH Scholar has been very helpful in increasing his analytical skills in international academic research and accessing information for his doctoral dissertation. He hopes to focus his future research on the implications of consistently neglecting mental health policy at the global and regional levels, as well as on how to improve strategies and initiatives for the benefit of the population’s mental health.Back to previous page