Wietse A. Tol, MA, PhD
Department of Mental Health
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.
- Nguvu: development and evaluation of an integrated intervention that addresses intimate partner violence and psychological distress with Congolese refugees in Tanzania
- 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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