Partnerships to Strength Local Research Capacity Part 2

Recorded at the Grand Challenges Canada and National Institute of Mental Health Community Meeting in Toronto (June 2015), Muthoni Mathai and Ann Vander Stoep share their experiences of building effective partnerships through their respective organizations in Kenya and the United States to strengthen local research capacity.

Dr Muthoni Mathai is a Consultant Psychiatrist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi. She is the PI-UON of a NIMH funded project: Mental Health Research Training for Improved Health Outcomes. Dr Mathai is also involved in coordination of a gender based violence program together with other stakeholders in Nairobi. The goal of this program is to provide a Women's Joint Empowerment Initiative under the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. 

Dr Ann Vander Stoep is a Child Psychiatric Epidemiologist. She has faculty appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry, Epidemiology, and Global Health at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Ann teaches public mental health research methods, studies the etiology of child and adolescent mental health problems, and develops and tests child mental health interventions delivered in school, juvenile justice, and community settings. She collaborates with colleagues in Kenya and Malawi on intervention projects involving pregnant depressed adolescents and school children. 

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