Robin A Richardson

I am a social epidemiologist who studies the social causes of poor mental health in socio-economically disadvantaged populations. The over-arching focus of my research is to understand how social factors affect mental health, and to identify structural interventions to improve population mental health. I conduct research in low-resource settings, including Southeast Asia and Africa, as well as among disadvantaged populations in high-resource settings.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program at Columbia University. I hold a PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University, a Masters of Public Health from Oregon Health & Sciences University, and a BA from Oberlin College.