Utilizing NIMH’s Analysis Area Standards (RDoC) Framework in International Psychological Well being Analysis


This webinar will talk about the Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being’s Analysis Area Standards (RDoC) initiative and its potential to tell (and be told by) world psychological well being analysis. RDoC is a analysis framework that encourages the investigation of psychological issues from a perspective of primary practical dimensions (e.g., cognitive management), utilizing many forms of info – from genomics and neuroscience to habits and environmental measures. The webinar will embody an introduction to the RDoC framework and have shows from two analysis teams whose work incorporates RDoC approaches globally.

Concerning the Audio system

Vikram Patel, Ph.D. , is The Pershing Sq. Professor of International Well being on the Harvard Medical College, the place he chairs the Division of International Well being and Social Drugs. He leads the Psychological Well being for All Lab, which focuses on the social determinant of psychological well being issues and the usage of group sources for his or her prevention and remedy. He co-founded Sangath, an award-winning Indian NGO that pioneered approaches to realize psychological well being fairness. He’s a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences and a U.S. Nationwide Academy of Drugs member.

Supriya Bhavnani, Ph.D. , is a Co-Principal Investigator within the Youngster Growth Group at Sangath, India. She leads a translational neuroscience analysis program to develop and validate modern digital instruments, together with eye monitoring, gamified neuropsychological duties, and electroencephalography, to evaluate mind improvement via the essential preschool years of early childhood at scale to determine youngsters faltering of their developmental trajectories and allow early interventions. Her analysis additionally investigates the determinants of childhood improvement, specializing in the affect of psychosocial adversities on youngsters’s well-being. She has acquired the distinguished INSPIRE school award and the Revolutionary Younger Biotechnologist Award from the Authorities of India.

Lerato Majara, Ph.D. , is a postdoctoral analysis fellow on the Neuropsychiatric Genetics in African Populations (NeuroGAP) venture and a member of the International Initiative of Neuropsychiatric Genetics Schooling and Analysis (GINGER) program at Harvard T.H. Chan College of Public Well being. Dr. Majara’s analysis pursuits are the genetics of psychiatric issues and the transferability of polygenic danger scores throughout and inside African populations.

Olivia Wootton, M.D.,  is a Ph.D. candidate within the Division of Psychiatry and Psychological Well being on the College of Cape City. Her analysis is targeted on the contribution of frequent genetic variants to cognitive perform within the normal inhabitants and in individuals with schizophrenia. Dr. Wootton is especially within the scientific relevance of neurogenetic analysis, together with the potential affect of molecular genetics on prognostic and diagnostic assessments and remedy methods.

Dan J. Stein, M.D., Ph.D. , is a Professor and Chair of the Division of Psychiatry and Psychological Well being on the College of Cape City and Director of the South African Medical Analysis Council’s Unit on Threat & Resilience in Psychological Problems. Dr. Stein is interested by analysis on anxiousness and associated issues, constructing psychological well being analysis capability within the African context, and dealing on the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry.

The NIMH RDoC Unit is devoted to furthering the targets of the RDoC initiative and overseeing numerous RDoC-related actions. Unit members embody Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D. (Head), Sarah Morris, Ph.D. (Affiliate Head), Rebecca Berman, Ph.D., Jenni Pacheco, Ph.D., and Syed Rizvi (M.P.H.). Their collective expertise spans scientific psychology, public well being, cognitive neuroscience, and psychopathology. Collectively, they collaborate with the RDoC working group and partnering organizations to advertise new analysis approaches to enhance psychological well being.

Concerning the Middle for International Psychological Well being Analysis Webinar Collection

The Middle for International Psychological Well being Analysis, a part of the Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being (NIMH), is internet hosting a collection of webinars centered on making use of for and managing world psychological well being analysis grants from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH). We encourage college students, post-docs, and new investigators interested by world psychological well being analysis to attend. The webinar collection goals to extend data about NIH construction and grant processes and improve world psychological well being analysis capability.

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