The 2023-24 Global Mental Health Speakers series is a collaboration between the UW Consortium for Global Mental Health and the Population Health Initiative. Each event is followed by a 30 minute informal reception to build community and connection among the people gathered. The series brings together thought leaders from across UW, joined by some local and international experts to present and discuss topics of central or emerging concern in global mental health.   

The six-part speakers series is bookended by solo presentations at its beginning and end with two panels and two conversations. The conversations are a new format we’re excited to test out; they are dialogues between two experts from different disciplines who work in related areas. The conversations will emerge out of their curiosity for each other’s work, with the audience is able to witness their informal investigation and participate at the end with their own questions. We hope you will join us for this great line-up of speakers!

Bookmark and return to this page, video recordings of these events will be posted on this blog within a week after the event.

All events take place on Thursdays in HRC 101 from 3 - 4 p.m. PT followed by an informal reception with refreshments until 4:30 p.m.

Global Mental Health Speaker Series

DATE: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023

SPEAKERBradey Wagenaar

TITLE/TOPIC: Systems analysis and improvement approach to optimize mental health treatment cascades in Mozambique (SAIA-MH)


DATE: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024

SPEAKER: Ben Danielson & Helen Jack

TITLE/TOPIC: CONVERSATION—Incarceration and mental health: Global and local perspectives


DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2024

SPEAKEREdwina S. Uehara & Priscilla Lui



DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2024

SPEAKER: Emma Elliott

TITLE/TOPIC: Indigenous Mental Health


DATE: Thursday, June 4, 2024

SPEAKERS: Dr. Anne Mbwayo & Dr. Shannon Dorsey 

TITLE/TOPIC: Mental Health Interventions for Children & Adolescents: Successes & Opportunities in Kenya