Duncan Pedersen, McGill University

Associate Professor Psychiatry Montreal, Quebec duncan.pedersen@mcgill.ca

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Dr Pedersen is leading the Canadian team and the Trama and Global Health Program. He is currently working as Associate Scientific Director of the Research Centre at Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Scientific Director of the Montreal- based WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and ...

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Bio/Research

Dr Pedersen is leading the Canadian team and the Trama and Global Health Program. He is currently working as Associate Scientific Director of the Research Centre at Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Scientific Director of the Montreal- based WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health. As a physician, trained in public health, epidemiology and medical anthropology, he has extensive field research experience in South America, mostly amongst indigenous peoples and the urban poor the Andean region, the Amazon basin and Northeast Brazil.

His current interests include cross-cultural, ethnographic and epidemiological research on organized violence and mental health outcomes, where the issues of trauma-related disorders, collective suffering and humanitarian interventions, resilience and coping strategies, remain his most prominent concerns.


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