Wietse A. Tol, MA, PhD

Academic Rank

Associate Professor

Department/Institute Affiliation(s)

Department of Mental Health

Faculty Member

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Bio:

Dr. Tol is Associate Professor at the Department of Mental Health. His activities focus on two themes: (1) the interplay between research and practice in strengthening programs for populations exposed to adversity (violence, chronic poverty) in low- and middle-income countries; and (2) mental health prevention and promotion interventions in these settings. He has conducted qualitative and quantitative research with violence-affected child and adult populations in Nepal, Burundi, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste. He regularly consults with United Nations and (international) non-governmental organizations with regard to needs assessment, intervention development, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation. His research has been published in leading journals, including the Lancet, JAMA, and PLoS Medicine.

Research Interests:
  • Nguvu: development and evaluation of an integrated intervention that addresses intimate partner violence and psychological distress with Congolese refugees in Tanzania
Current Projects:
  • SH+: adaptation and evaluation of a guided self-help intervention (SH+) for South
Honors and Awards:
  • Dr. Ali and Rose Kawi Professorship in Mental Health; Global Health Mentoring Award; Chaim and Bela Danieli Young Professional Award (International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies)

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