Gairdner Lecture: Acting Early: From Developmental Science to Scalable Prevention

Friday, October 22, 2021 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

University of Waterloo faculty and students are invited to join Vikram Patel for this online Gairdner Lecture research talk.

Vikram Patel

Vikram Patel PhD FMedSci is a recipient of the 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his world-leading research in global mental health, generating knowledge on the burden and determinants of mental health problems in low- and middle-income countries and pioneering approaches for the prevention and treatment of mental health in low-resource settings.

Patel has dedicated his research to raising the global profile on mental health problems. Much of his work has been done in partnership with Sangath, an Indian NGO he co-founded in 1996 and now one of India’s leading community-based research organizations.

He also co-founded the Centre for Global Mental Health and the Mental Health Innovations Network at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Movement for Global Mental Health: the largest global network of individuals and organizations advocating for promoting services and human rights for people living with mental health problems.

In 2018, he co-founded the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard initiative, which is developing a suite of innovative, inter-disciplinary initiatives aimed at implementing and generating knowledge to transform mental health globally.

This is an online event. The link for accessing the lecture will be emailed the week of the event.

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