Research Group: Mental Health

The Mental Health Research Group studies (1) the epidemiology of mental illness, (2) interactions between mental illness and physical diseases, (3) the provision of mental health care, and (4) the influence of mental illness on the treatment of physical comorbidities.

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Group members

  • IeDEA International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA IV): Mental health and substance use disorders in people living with HIV in Southern Africa (NIH 2021-2026)
  • Pathways from mental illness to the burden of disease: A causal mediation analysis of big data from South Africa (SNF Ambizione, 2021-2025)
  • Friendship Bench (FB-ART) trial: cluster randomized trial to assess the effect of a psychological intervention on antiretroviral therapy and mental health outcomes in HIV-positive adults in rural Zimbabwe (NIH 2018-2021)
  • Cohort study of mortality and HIV treatment outcomes in HIV positive adults in Cape Town, South Africa. DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30279-5
  • Implementation of a mental health screening program in a pediatric HIV clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25644
  • Cohort study of the treatment gap for mental disorders in people living with HIV in South Africa. DOI: 10.1017/S2045796021000196
  • Cross-sectional study of symptoms of mental disorders and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among adults living with HIV in rural Zimbabwe. DOI: 10.1101/2021.05.22.21257636
  • Survey of availability of mental health services in HIV treatment settings in low- and middle-income countries. DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25101