Christine Musyimi

Job role: 
Research, Ethics and Scientific Publications Officer
Member type: 
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Christine Musyimi holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, a Master's degree in Medical Statistics from the University of Nairobi and a Ph.D. in Global Mental Health from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. She is currently the head of Research Ethics and Scientific Publications department at Africa Mental Health Foundation. Christine has been a Principal Investigator on various projects funded by Grand Challenges Canada and Grand Challenges Africa. Her research interests include community mental health research on depression using face to face and technology-based interventions, and capacity building for non-specialists such as primary health care workers, community health workers, traditional healers (including traditional birth attendants to deal with maternal depression) and faith healers.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Setting: 
Community
Primary care
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Adults
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
Self-harm/suicide
Country: 
Kenya

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Using mhGAP-IG on mobile phones for frontline healthcare workers to manage depression in Kenya

Integrating e-medicine into routine practice to increase access to treatment for depression
Region: 
Africa
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders