The Commissioners working on The Lancet Commission on Stigma and Discrimination have been selected worldwide due to their expertise in mental health stigma. They provide contributions to the conceptionalization and design of the Commission report and are responsible for the acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation, relevant to the topic of the report.
Divided in six Working Groups, the Commissioners will cover themes from defining mental health related stigma and discrimination in the contexts of human rights and social inclusion, to impact, research evidence and practical experiences of delivering stigma reduction programme. The report will aim to produce actionable recommendations by taking into account the roles of the media in destigmatisation and presenting accounts of people with lived experience in mental health.
Learn more about each Commissioner, their area of expertise and institutional affiliation.
Brandon A. Kohrt
Associate Professor, George Washington University
Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, is an anthropologist and psychiatrist. Dr. Kohrt completed
Adjunct Associate Professor, Ethiopia
Dr Hanlon is a Reader in Global Mental Health at King's College
Reader in Public Mental Health, KCL, UK
Claire Henderson is a Clinical Reader in Public Mental Health at the
Research Coordinator, Nepal
Dristy Gurung is a research coordinator at Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal.
Associate Professor, AAU, Ethiopia
I am trained in the field of Health Promotion and Behavioural Sciences
Associate Professor, Switzerland
Eva Heim (PhD) is an Associate Professor for Intercultural Clinical Psychology at
Guadalupe Morales Cano
Director, Fundación Mundo Bipolar, Spain
Biography: Guadalupe Morales Cano was born in Mexico D.F, lived in Chile
Bell Canada Chair Mental Health & Anti-Stigma Research, Canada
Heather Stuart is the Bell Canada Chair in Mental Health and Anti-stigma
Professor of Public Mental Health, Germany
Biography: Nicolas is Professor of Public Mental Health & Consultant Psychiatrist, Germany.
President, AIMHP, Switzerland
Dr Norman Sartorius, MD, MA, DPM, PhD, FRCPsych, was the first Director
Pallab K Maulik
Deputy Director, GIGH, India
Pallab is the Deputy Director & Director of Research, George Institute for
Head of Department of Public Mental Health, Czech Republic
As a head of the Department of Public Mental Health, NIMH CZ,
SCARF, Chennai, India
The Schizophrenia International Research Society has named Rangaswamy Thara, Ph.D., FRCPsych, the
Co-Founder & Deputy CEO, United for GMH, UK
Sarah has developed and delivered successful national and international campaigns and initiatives
Senior Psychiatrist, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Uta Ouali currently works as a senior psychiatrist at the Department Psychiatry