SBME Special Talk — Dr. Daniel Vigo: Mental Health


“The mental health-related burden in Canadian youth and university students”



How can we measure the disease burden associated with mental health? How can we prioritize different needs to make adequate allocative decisions? What troubles Canadian youth in general and University students in particular? We will answer these questions and more, and we will discuss what can be done to respond to the mental health needs of the population, before and after COVID-19.

This event will close with a moderated Q&A session. We encourage you to interact and contribute your questions.


SBME is dedicated to promoting and supporting wellbeing and mental health. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Vigo for a special seminar addressing the topic of mental health.

Join us for our mental health event next Thursday as we continue the conversation.

Dr. Daniel Vigo

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Vigo is a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, and public health specialist originally from Argentina. He is an Assistant Professor at UBC, a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, an Advisor to PAHO and WHO, and the Chair of the Services and Policy Workgroup of the WHO-World Mental Health Surveys Initiative. He has worked in a plethora of clinical, research, teaching, and leadership positions across both the public and private sector. He has published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reports on public health, health systems, global mental health, psychiatric epidemiology, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and e-mental health. Dr. Vigo also leads several projects in BC and globally, including on E-Mental Health for University Students and Needs-Based Planning for Mental and Substance Use Disorder Services.





Hosted by: Dr. Jenna Usprech

Assistant Professor of Teaching, SBME
SBME Wellbeing Liaison





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