4:30 pm to 5:30 pm (reception to follow)
UCSF Mission Bay Campus
Mission Hall 1401/1402
550 16th Street, San Francisco
Susan Meffert, MD, MPH
The Burgeoning Field of Global Mental Health: A race between towering disability in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and implementation research
Dr. Meffert is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate. She is interested in the strong associations between violence, trauma and HIV among women in low resource settings. Currently, she is collaborating with the UCSF Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), a PEPFAR funded program based in Kisumu, Kenya to assess mental health trauma care needs among HIV+ women affected by gender-based violence and develop an adapted and sustainable intervention delivered by local providers to address mental health care needs and associated adherence difficulties.
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Meffert, IGHS Executive Director Jaime Sepulveda, and IGHS master's student Ridhi Arun.