Associate Director for Special Populations, National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Pamela Y. Collins is Associate Director for Special Populations and director of the Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health and the Office of Rural Mental Health Research at the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Prior to her arrival at NIMH, while a faculty member at Columbia University, Dr. Collins’s research focused on the intersections of HIV prevention, care, and treatment and the mental health needs of people in the US, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Collins currently oversees NIMH’s research efforts to increase mental health equity locally and globally. She was one of the editors of the 2011 Lancet series on Global Mental Health, she is a leader of the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health initiative, and recently led the development of the 2013 PLoS Medicine Policy Forum series on global perspectives for integrating mental health. Dr. Collins is an Echoing Green Foundation alumna.