Daniel Vicente Vigo
Daniel Vicente Vigo
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

After obtaining a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology, an MD, and a Specialization in Psychiatry, Dr. Daniel Vigo worked in clinical, research, teaching, and leadership positions across sectors (public hospitals, NGOs, and for-profit organizations). He developed the first Assertive Community Treatment Department in Argentina, a collaboration between Proyecto Suma, King’s College (UK) and Columbia University (US). He has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reports on diverse mental health issues. He obtained his Doctorate at Harvard, where he focused on public mental health, specifically burden of disease estimation, service improvement, and health systems assessment. He is a Lecturer at Harvard’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University, an Advisor to PAHO and to the Lancet Commission on NCDs and Injuries for the poorest billion, a member of the World Mental Health Surveys Initiative, and holds a clinical and research appointment at St Paul's Hospital/UBC.

Dr. Vigo is currently leading a number of projects including as PI of Needs-Based Planning for Mental and Substance Use Disorder Services in British Columbia, and several other Canada-based projects. At Harvard, he is part of a new initiative on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development led by Vikram Patel, and of the World Mental Health Surveys Initiative led by Ron Kessler.

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Global Health and Social Medicine

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A partnership for transforming mental health globally.
Authors: Authors: Vigo DV, Patel V, Becker A, Bloom D, Yip W, Raviola G, Saxena S, Kleinman A.
Lancet Psychiatry
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Disease burden and government spending on mental, neurological, and substance use disorders, and self-harm: cross-sectional, ecological study of health system response in the Americas.
Authors: Authors: Vigo DV, Kestel D, Pendakur K, Thornicroft G, Atun R.
Lancet Public Health
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Challenges to estimating the true global burden of mental disorders - Authors' reply.
Authors: Authors: Atun R, Vigo D, Thornicroft G.
Lancet Psychiatry
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Estimating the true global burden of mental illness.
Authors: Authors: Vigo D, Thornicroft G, Atun R.
Lancet Psychiatry
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[Enduring pain I. Nosology and epidemiology].
Authors: Authors: Vigo DV, Selle V, Baldessarini R.
Vertex
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[Enduring pain II. Treatment].
Authors: Authors: Baldessarini R, Selle V, Vigo DV.
Vertex
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[A recovery oriented research approach to a Day Hospital program].
Authors: Authors: Vigo DV.
Vertex
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Anticonvulsants in the treatment of major depressive disorder: an overview.
Authors: Authors: Vigo DV, Baldessarini RJ.
Harv Rev Psychiatry
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[An update on the debate about the genetic or environmental nature of psychiatric disorders].
Authors: Authors: Vigo DV.
Vertex
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