Dr. Annika Sweetland is a global mental health and implementation science researcher and a global leader on the intersection of tuberculosis (TB) and mental health. She has conducted research in Latin America (Peru, Haiti, Brazil), Africa (Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa) and the United States. She is a WHO Technical Advisor for implementing integrated care for TB and mental health globally and is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the TB and Mental Health Working Group at the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease. Throughout her career, she has sub-specialized in implementation and dissemination science, evidence-based e-learning, mental health task-shifting, cross-cultural measurement of psychiatric disorders, transcultural adaptation of evidence based interventions, mobile technology to enhance data driven health planning and service delivery, and sustainable development.
BA, 1998, Wesleyan University
MSW, 2002, University of California at Berkeley
DrPH, 2010, Columbia University
Faculty, Global Mental Health Program
Training Director, Mental Wellness Equity Center
Co-Training Director, T32 Global Mental Health Fellowship
Areas of Expertise
Select Global Activities
Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrating depression and TB treatment in South Africa (1R01AI148461-01A1), South Africa: Dr. Sweetland is Principal Investigator of a NIAID funded hybrid type I effectiveness-implementation trial that will increase understanding of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrating a brief evidence-based treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) within the tuberculosis (TB) care platform in South Africa. Findings from this R01 are likely to inform policy and treatment guidelines for the integrated management of TB and MDD in low- and middle-income countries globally.
Global Mental Health Research Fellowship: Interventions That Make a Difference (5T32MH096724-10), Global: Dr. Sweetland is Co-Training Director of this NIMH funded Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Global Mental Health.
PALOP (Portuguese-Speaking African Countries) Mental Health Implementation Research Training, Mozambique: Dr. Sweetland is Faculty Instructor on this NIMH/Fogarty funded