The mission of the newly established Global Mental Health Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is to provide a set of educational and research opportunities for medical students, residents, and faculty who are interested in mental health in international settings.


The educational component of the program includes didactic lectures for first year residents, opportunities for second year residents to work in an international setting as part of their elective time, and access to mentors with experience working in global settings. In addition, the department is supportive of fourth year residents who wish to conduct scholarly work abroad. A number of department faculty are actively engaged in research collaborations and projects with international partners and who can also be a source of mentoring and support for residents with interests in global mental health research.

The Department’s global mental health interest group is open to residents and faculty and meets once a month. In addition, each year, the department invites a national leader in global mental health to give grand rounds in the department and to meet and interact with UC Davis faculty and residents.

Research:  Ladson Hinton, M.D.
lwhinton@ucdavis.edu
Education:  Alan Koike, M.D.
akkoike@ucdavis.edu