Gloria Pedersen

Job role: 
Global Mental Health Researcher, Advocate
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Brief Biography: 

I have a BA in psychology from Quinnipiac University and my MSc in Global Mental Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King's College London. My research experience includes lab management and research support in a developmental psychobiology lab focusing on the healthy development of the adolescent brain in relation to risk-taking behavior and emotion regulation in adults.  Most recently, I moved to global mental health and was a research assistant at the Centre for Global Mental Health (IoPPN) under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Abas. Here, I supported a multi-international global health grant application as well as multiple smaller research projects. I am currently working on a publishing my dissertation, a systematic review on parent- and family-based psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents in LMIC in collaboration with War Child Holland, and looking forward to next steps as a researcher, collaborator, and advocate for Global Mental Health.  

Regions of interest: 
Middle East
North America
South America
Children and adolescents
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke)
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
United States of America

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