|Pamela Collins is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and professor of global health at the University of Washington, where she directs the Global Mental Health Program. She is a psychiatrist and mixed methods researcher with 25 years of experience in global public and mental health research, education, training and capacity-building, and science policy leadership. Prior to her current role she directed the Office for Research on Disparities & Global Mental Health and the Office of Rural Mental Health Research at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (USA). Dr. Collins’ research has focused on social stigma related to mental illness and its relationship to women’s health behaviors; the intersections of HIV prevention, care and treatment; and the mental health needs of diverse groups in the U.S., Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is developing new research on urban adolescent mental health in cities around the world.