Pamela Collins, MD, MPH

Pamela Collins, MD, MPH, is a psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in Epidemiology at the Mailman School  and at the College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S). She is a member of the MTCT-Plus Secretariat and has assisted in development of psychosocial training materials and clinical guidelines for the initiative. 

Dr. Collins is actively involved in research concerning stigma, sexuality and HIV risk for women with mental illness , the community mental health sequelae of AIDS in rural South Africa, and the development of HIV risk reduction interventions for  people with mental illness in Brazil. 

She has conducted training of health care providers in mental health, HIV/AIDS transmission, prevention, and counseling in Argentina, Zambia, Uganda, and South Africa.  In South Africa, Dr. Collins' work has examined the role of mental health care providers in development of HIV prevention interventions in psychiatric settings and the community mental health impact of HIV/AIDS. She has served as a consultant to the Directorate of Mental Health in South Africa and as a member of its Task Team for Policy Guidelines on HIV/AIDS in Psychiatric Institutions. 

Dr. Collins is a member of the mental health working group for the WHO 3x5 Initiative.  She is the Co-director of the Initiative for Minority Student Development in the Mailman School of Public Health, offered in the Departments of Sociomedical Sciences and Epidemiology.