Scholarship is at the heart of our mission to advance knowledge, increase access to services and improve quality of care in Mental Health globally.

The Global Mental Health Scholars program is sponsored by the Columbia University Global Mental Health Program as a part of its activities as a WHO Collaborating Centre. Global Mental Health Scholars are individuals of exceptional professional training and intellectual curiosity, drawn from Psychiatry, Public Health, Psychology, Social Work and other related disciplines from Columbia University and other institutions collaborating in the work of the Field Studies Coordination Group related to the development of the ICD-11 classification of mental and behavioural disorders. 

Global Mental Health Scholars are contributing to the development and execution of field studies currently being conducted to inform the ICD-11. Global Mental Health Scholars also have the opportunity to extend their research interests and play a role in developing studies that will eventually develop and expand the Global Clinical Practice Network infrastructure.