Sherin Asiimwe

I am a research assistant for the Global Mental Health Program. I earned a BA in Psyhcology from St John’s University. During my undergraduate program, I interned at the National Mental Referral Hospital in Uganda where I am originally from. During that internship, my passion for mental health grew even more. I wanted to earn the skills that would enable me to contribute to bettering the mental health system back home. This led me to pursue an MA in Psychology which I earned from Chatham University. During this program, I engaged in research on the health disparities of Sub-Saharan African female immigrants. I later carried out an Independent study on the mental health system in Uganda.
My research interests lie in the development of culturally adapted treatment interventions, implementing cost effective evidence-based treatment interventions in low and middle-income countries where a majority of these individuals are unable to afford the mental health care that they need.
I intend to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology in the future.

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