Janice Cooper

Job role: 
Country Representative Health/MHP Lead
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Other
Brief Biography: 

Janice Cooper, Ph.D., MPA, is Country Representative for Health for the Carter Center in Liberia and project lead for the Mental Health Program.   She oversees a national training, policy and support program to expand capacity for mental health services delivery.  She is also responsible for interacting with national and international colleagues and partners of the program. A native Liberian and health services researcher specializing in children’s mental health, Dr. Cooper has worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors in the United States and Liberia.  Dr. Cooper was the Interim Director of the National Center for Children in Poverty,  as well as an assistant clinical professor in Health Policy and Management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.   From 2005-2009,  she also served as the Center’s director of Child Health and Mental Health, receiving the distinguished Calderone Prize for Junior Faculty.  She is co-investigator on the Mental Health Beyond Facilities funded by Grand Challenges Canada.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
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Mental Health Beyond Facilities (mhBeF)

Bridging clinical and community care by integrating peer support, livelihood support and stigma reduction
Region: 
Africa
Asia
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorder: 
Epilepsy/seizures
Psychosis/bipolar disorder