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Faculty With International Activity

Faculty International Project(s)
Aniyizhai Annamalai, MBBS, MD

Development of mental health assessment and treatment in the YNHH Refugee Clinic

Hamada Hamid Altalib, DO, MPH

Research and policy adviser to academic and government stakeholders in Muslim majority countries

Morris Bell, PhD, ABPP

Collaboration with England and Norway

Yiara Sofia Blanco, PsyD, ADS

Working with mental health and medical primary care providers in the process of offering integrative and culturally adequate assessments and services for the Latino/a Community in the Continental U.S., U.S. territories, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

Pia Britto, PhD

International work in 40 countries in the area of early childhood policy and programs

Alessandra Buonopane, MD

Collaboration in Kuwait

Marek Chawarski, PhD

Research, training and development of treatments for substance abuse disorders in Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Iran and Russia

Philip Corlett, PhD

Collaborations with several universities in the UK, as well as Australia and New Zealand

Cindy A Crusto, PhD

Collaborations in South Africa regarding the prevention, screening, and treatment of HIV and AIDS

Larry Davidson, PhD Collaboration in Sweden, Norway, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada, the UK, and Australia focusing on investigating processes of recovery from serious mental illnesses and addictions in different cultural contexts and transforming systems of behavioral health care to promote recovery.
John De Figueiredo, ScD, MBBS, MD Treasurer, Transcultural Psychiatry Section, World Psychiatric Association; Collaborations in Italy and Australia
Esperanza Diaz, MD Mental Health Treatment Models for Latino and Latina communities
Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MBBS, MD

Investigating cannabanoid use in the development of psychosis in the Caribbean; Collaborations with NIMHAN in Bangalore, India, University of the West Indies in Barbados, and University of Sao Paolo in Brazil

Joel Gelernter, MD Genetics of mental health disorders in Thailand and China
David C. Glahn, PhD Research designed to localize genes influencing psychotic, affective and anxiety disorders in Latin America and in the Middle East, with active studies in Costa Rica, England, Scotland, and Israel.
Linda Godleski, MD Delivery of Telemental Health evaluations to Japan with projected expansion to Germany, utilizing international cross agency collaboration with the US Department of Veterans Affairs and US Department of Defense, funded by the National Telemental Health Center; Consultant to the World Bank Mental Health Working Group.
Faiq Hameedi, MD International lectures on Bipolar disorder, focused on provision by providers of Pakistani descent
Theddeus Iheanacho, MBBS, DTM&H
Selby Jacobs, MD Development of Association of Yale Alumni service projects in Mexico, China, and the Dominican Republic
Bandy Lee, MD, MDiv Policy work in Africa, asylum seekers in New Haven
Robert Malison, MD

Genetics of opiate and methamphetamine addiction in Thailand

Thomas McGlashan, MD Lifetime course of illness of borderline personality disorder in Scandinavia
Maya Prabhu, MD, LLB Development of mental health assessment and treatment in the Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Refugee Clinic
Robert Rohrbaugh, MD Development of a model of postgraduate medical education in China
Robert Rosenheck, MD

Health care delivery in Brazil and China; Psychiatric education in Nigeria

Elise W. Snyder, MD

Psychodynamic psychotherapy training in China

Vinod Srihari, MD Models of Early Psychosis interventions in India
Thomas Stewart, MD Supervision of research project in Ecuador
Tami P. Sullivan, PhD Hosts some international postdoctoral fellows
Nadia Ward, PhD Collaborations in Indonesia and South Korea looking at stress and coping mechanisms in mothers and the outcomes for the mothers and children
Bruce Wexler, MD Portrayal of the "other" in Israeli and Palestinian youth; Psychotherapy in China

International Activity Maps

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Yale Global Mental Health Program Director Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, second from left, in Sierra Leone during a research trip.

Theddeus Iheanacho, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, directs The HAPPINESS Project, which is focused on increasing access to evidence-based treatments for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in Nigeria by adapting the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Intervention Guide in primary care settings. It is a collaborative project supported by the Yale Global Mental Health Program, the local academic institutions and the local government agencies. The HAPPINESS Project provides training, ongoing clinical support and refresher trainings for primary care teams in participating states.
Mark Rego, MD, Lecturer in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine (right) with patient in Ayacucho, Peru