Global Mental Health Scholars Program

About The Program

Columbia Global Mental Health Scholars are distinguished researchers with expertise in a particular area of mental and behavioral disorders.

Under the auspices of the Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health, the Global Mental Health Scholars Program was founded in 2016 to provide Scholars with an opportunity to expand their research to a global platform. GMH Scholars engage in a broad range of work that advances mental health service delivery and training in their communities. For example, GMH Scholars leverage their areas of expertise (e.g. Mood disorders, Psychotic disorders, Culture & Psychopathology) to provide leadership and support for research related to the development and implementation of the ICD-11. GMH Scholars are also actively leading global research to assess the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the adaptation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments in low-resourced settings. To date, the GMH Scholars Program has supported 18 individuals with representation from numerous countries, including Brazil, India, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Open to postdoctoral scientists, research fellows, and faculty committed to a research career in mental and behavioral disorders, application submissions are accepted on an invitation basis.


Current Global Mental Health Scholars


Former Global Mental Health Scholars