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Mental Health Methods Series: Advancing Research Methodologies in Global Mental Heath

April 24, 2017 | 10:30 am

The imbalance between the burden of mental disorders and the investments made to addressing it is indicated by the 10/90 gap: where 10% of global spending on research is directed towards the problems that affect the poorest 90% of the world’s population (Saxena et al., 2006). This research gap disproportionately affects low-and middle-income countries more than high-income countries because prevention and treatment for mental disorders rely on cultural norms. The dearth of research is problematic for the design of policies and organization of practice globally. Addressing this gap, this talk starts with an overview of research methodologies in vogue within the global mental health epistemic community. I draw on my own publications, as well as those of my colleagues. I conclude by discussing promising avenues of research. Presented by Gordon Shen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at CUNY GSPHHP.


April 24, 2017
10:30 am


CUNY School of Public Health – Room 708
55 W 125th Street
New York, 10027