PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004
MPH, Columbia University School of Public Health, 1998
MIA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, 1998
Mental health issues in the developing world.
My major area of interest is designing and evaluating methods for assessing mental health and mental illness in non-Western cultures with the intention for using these assessments to investigate effectiveness of innovative prevention and intervention strategies. Current work includes working with an international NGO to evaluate programs for children in crisis, evaluating mental health interventions for populations affected by torture and trauma, and an assessment of perinatal depression among HIV-infected women in Brazil.
Honors and Awards
2014 Global Health Faculty Advising Award by the Center for Global Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2013 Best Research Presentation at the Sexual Violence Research Institute (SVRI) meeting in Bangkok, Thailand
2013 Golden Apple award for Excellence in Teaching by the Student Association of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2012 Advising, Mentoring & Teaching Recognition Award (AMTRA) for Outstanding Service by the Student Association of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2004 Paul V. Lemkau Award for excellence in doctoral research in the Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
2000 National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) Director’s Award for group excellence in customer service for technical assistance to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services following Hurricane Floyd.
2000 National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) Director’s Award for superior mission response in providing rapid assessment of critical health needs following disasters.