LATIN-MH: Latin America Treatment & Innovation Network in Mental Health

This is one of the five original NIMH-funded hubs. It is based at the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Peru.

Two main activities constitute the foundation of this project: a) a research component focusing on assessing the effectiveness of a mobile phone intervention assisted by an auxiliary nurse for the treatment of depression among individuals with chronic physical diseases (diabetes and/or hypertension) identified in general medical settings in Brazil and Peru, and b) a strong and comprehensive research capacity building program in mental health, targeted to a multi-disciplinary audience of future researchers, who will form part of the critical mass needed to expand the basis for action, and which will build upon the extensive experience in training of the participating institutions.

Project Team

Professor Ricardo Araya (Principal Investigator)