PNB Colloquium - Dr. Daisy Singla - Let the Science Speak for Itself: Lessons Learned from Global Mental Health
- Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
- 03.04.2021 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting ID: 935 7980 6875
Dr. Daisy Singla, University of Toronto-Scarborough, Department of Psychology
Title: Let the Science Speak for Itself: Lessons Learned from Global Mental Health
- Bio: Dr. Daisy Singla is a clinician scientist at the Department of Psychiatry at Sinai Health System (Mount Sinai Hospital) and the University of Toronto. She is a clinical psychologist by training and a global health researcher at heart. To date, Dr. Singla has led or contributed to pragmatic, randomized controlled trials to improve child growth, health and development and reduce maternal depression in rural Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. She now aims to bring these innovative lessons to high-income countries such as Canada and the USA. She is the youngest investigator to date to receive a PCORI-funded Pragmatic Clinical Studies (over $13 million USD). In January 2020, she launched the Scaling Up Maternal Mental healthcare by Increasing access to Treatment (SUMMIT) trial, to examine the use of non-specialist providers and telemedicine for perinatal populations with depression and anxiety in Toronto, Chapel Hill and Chicago. In short, Dr. Singla aspires to increase access to evidence-based psychological treatments to enrich the lives of all women, their children and their families.
Host: Dr. Paul Andrews (PNB)