Karen Athié

Job role: 
Psychologist and Researcher
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

I graduated in Psychology in 1999. I did my Master in Women's Studies/ Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Paris 8. I have a clinical experience as specialist in Medical Psychology and Psycho-oncology. (outpatient and inpatient)
I was supervisor and teacher in Primary Mental Care Health in socially deprived areas presentially or through e-learning and telehealth. 
Since early 2012, I joined the team of Community of Practice in Primary care Health, specialized social network funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. (www.atencaobasica.org.br), as PAHO (Pan American health organization) consultant.  
Currently I'm working on research related to Primary Mental Health Care ( PC), known in Brazil as a "matrix support". 

Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Technology
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
South America
Setting: 
Community
Workplace
Primary care
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, stroke)
Disability
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
Brazil