Pamela Collins

Associate Director, Special Populations, Director, Special Populations Rural Mental Health Research, and Global Mental Health Offices, National Institute of Mental Health

Pamela Collins is associate director for Special Populations at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and director of the Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health and the Office of Rural Mental Health Research. Prior to her position at NIMH, 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. She was an editor of the 2011 Lancet series on Global Mental Health, the lead author of Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health, published in Nature in 2011, and she led the 2013 PLoS Medicine series on integrating global mental health. Collins received an NIH Director’s Award in 2011 for accomplishments in global mental health and mental health disparities research. 

Videos/Audio of Pamela Collins

Sometimes the mind seems to have been left behind. Despite tremendous progress in other branches of medicine, mental... See more
Mental health disorders occur across geographic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic boundaries and disproportionately... See more