Helen Jack

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Visiting Researcher, IoP, King's College London; MD Candidate, Harvard Medical School
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Helen Jack is a second year MD candidate at Harvard Medical School and holds a Visiting Researcher position at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London. In her role at KCL, Helen teaches research courses at University of Zimbabwe as part of the NIH and PEPFAR-funded IMHERZ program and is part of a number of mental health projects in Zimbabwe, including a study of the mental health system conducted in cooperation with Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health and Child Care. Helen has researched recruitment and retention of mental health workers in both Ghana and Zimbabwe. Her workforce study in Ghana, conducted with a Yale-University of Ghana team, was used as part of advocacy efforts for the passage of Ghana's new mental health legislation. In addition to global mental health research, Helen has an interest in advocacy. She has held a number of national-level leadership positions with Amnesty International USA and is currently helping coordinate a group of medical students who are working to increase access to substance use treatment in Massachusetts. She has also held part-time positions with the LA County Department of Public Health and Britain's National Health Service. Helen graduated from Yale University in 2012. Following graduation, she got a second BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. 

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North America
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
United States of America

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