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Global Scientific Advisory Board

Extending beyond the borders of the Seattle area, members of the Global Scientific Board assist in checking the progress and practices developed by BIRCH faculty and staff. Additionally, their varied expertise in technology, services, and resources are drawn upon to assist in shaping our work to adhere to real-world functionality.

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Melanie Abas

Professor of Global Mental Health at King’s College London

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Rivet Amico

Associate Professor at the University of Michigan

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Pamela Collins

Professor and Chair of the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Jessica Haberer

Director of Research at the MGH Center for Global Health

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Renee Heffron

Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Manasi Kumar

Senior Implementation Scientist at the Brain and Mind Institute

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Rena Patel

Assistant Professor

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Brian Pence

Associate Director and Affiliate Faculty at UNC

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Inge Petersen

Director of Rural Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Steven Shoptaw

Professor and clinical psychologist, UCLA and the University of Cape Town

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Roman Xu

Director of Institute of Global Health (SIGHT)