The Global Mental Health and Addiction Program evaluates behavioral interventions addressing substance use and medical and psychiatric co-morbidity in the US and sub-Saharan Africa.
The Global Mental Health and Addiction Program at the University of Maryland (GMAP) aims to increase access to evidence-based addiction treatment in resource-limited clinical settings. We focus on questions central to global mental health and addiction treatment, including evaluating how evidence-based interventions can be feasibly delivered using task sharing models and integrated into community-based clinical settings. Our team ultimately aims to foster bidirectional learning between ongoing research in sub-Saharan Africa and local collaborations in DC/Maryland to support the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based substance use interventions.
GMAP focuses on evaluating brief behavioral interventions to address substance use in the context of medical and psychiatric co-morbidity in the US and sub-Saharan Africa. We have funded projects locally in Maryland, Boston, and Washington DC, and globally in Cape Town, South Africa. These projects focus on training peers in evidence-based substance use interventions and integrating evidence-based substance use treatment into medical settings.