About Us

The Global and Population Mental Health (GMH at Mailman) program provides the structure for forging new collaborative relationships with faculty at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and in the greater field of mental health research.


  • To become an interdisciplinary group across Columbia Mailman School leading global mental health research, mental health programs, and educational initiatives at Columbia Mailman, collaboratively across Columbia University, and around the globe.


  • To contribute to the public health understanding of the determinants of mental health and to develop, evaluate, and build capacity to deliver sustainable, locally-embedded, and culturally sensitive mental health programs in under-resourced settings by promoting a community of global mental health scholars at Columbia Mailman and at partner institutions.


  • To promote interdisciplinary global mental health research with potential real-world impact.
  • To promote reflective training and education in global mental health within Columbia Mailman and international collaborators.
  • To develop equitable and sustainable partnerships with provider agencies as well as user-, family-, and community-led organizations providing prevention and mental health services or research in under-resourced settings