Prof. Ricardo Araya
Prof. Ricardo Araya was Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health, a joint research and education initiative between the IoPPN and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, for 7 years. His field of expertise is in the development and implementation of simple and affordable interventions to treat mental disorders, particularly in resource-poor settings. The model of care to treat common mental disorders in primary care developed in Chile has been adapted and used in several middle and low-income countries, including India, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Lebanon. He has recently been awarded the Chile National Science Award, the highest prize for a scientist in Chile.