Bonnie Kaiser

University of California San Diego

Bonnie Kaiser is an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego. She is jointly appointed in the Department of Anthropology and Global Health Program and has interdisciplinary training as an anthropologist (PhD), epidemiologist (MPH), and global health implementation scientist (postdoc). Her research engages with global mental health, spanning field sites from Haiti to Kenya to Nepal. Her research focuses on elucidating cultural models of mental health and illness and exploring their connections to care-seeking; developing and adapting measurement tools for cross-cultural research and interventions; improving cultural adaptation of global mental health interventions; and critically exploring concepts of trauma, risk, and resilience. See a list of her current projects here. Her implementation science work emphasizes attention to community, culture, and context in delivery of global mental health interventions, along with rigorous mixed-methods evaluation. She enjoys the network building that IRI makes possible.