Matthew Burkey

Job role: 
Psychiatrist and public health researcher
Brief Biography: 

I am a practicing child psychiatrist and public health researcher at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I am currently working with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and TPO-Nepal (www.tponepal.org) to characterize the burden and presentation of externalizing child mental health problems in a community in rural Nepal. We are working on developing a framework for adaptation of assessment tools for externalizing disorders that will be responsive to the needs of communities in other low- and middle-income country settings.

Approach: 
Human rights
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Africa
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Setting: 
Community
School
Primary care
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Minority populations
Communicable diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB)
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders

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