Kathleen Pike, PhD
Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Epidemiology
Executive Director and Scientific Co-Director, Global Mental Health Program,
Associate Director, Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program,
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
Dr. Kathleen M. Pike is Executive Director and Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program and is Associate Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is also Supervising Psychologist in the Eating Disorders Program at NYSPI.
Dr. Pike has been involved with global initiatives around education and women’s health throughout her career and has held academic and administrative university appointments in Japan where she served as Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for Research at Temple University Japan and Visiting Professor at Keio University. Dr. Pike is recognized internationally for her work in the area risk factors and evidence based treatment for eating disorders. She developed an internationally disseminated and evidence-based relapse prevention treatment program of cognitive behavioral therapy for anorexia nervosa, and she conducts clinical training and education globally across the range of mental disorders to expand clinical and research capacity for treatment in low-resourced communities and promote mental health literacy and advocacy for individuals with mental illness globally. Dr. Pike has provided consultation on mental health policy to Japanese Parliamentary Representatives.
She currently leads the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia – World Health Organization Collaboration that has the primary aim of contributing to the research program of Clinical Field Trials for the revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).
In collaboration with “Outside the Wire,” a social impact company that uses theater and a variety of other media to address pressing public health and social issues, and in partnership with colleagues in Japan, Dr. Pike has established The Tohoku Theater Program, which develops community programs and scientifically evaluates their efficacy in promoting coping skills and reducing stigma associated with treatment seeking following the Great East Japan Disaster of 2011.
Dr. Pike has maintained an ongoing research program supported by grants and awards from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), Fulbright Foundation, Takeda Foundation, Japan National Institute of Health, Keio University, Columbia University, Temple University, the Japan Foundation, and private philanthropic funding. She has published over 75 articles and book chapters on eating disorders, culture and psychopathology and global mental health and has authored and presented more than 100 workshops, invited lectures, papers, and poster presentations.
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1978-1982
Graduate: Johns Hopkins University, M.S., 1982-1983
Medical School: Bologna Center, Johns Hopkins University, Dip. Int, 1980-1981
Doctoral Degree: Yale University, Ph.D., 1983-1989
Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center, APA-Approved Internship, 1987-1989
Fellowship: Columbia University, NIMH T32 Research Fellowship, 1991-1994
Post-Graduate: Keio University, Fulbright Faculty Research Award, 2000-2002
• Eating Disorders
• Global Mental Health
• Health Policy
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 5808 Unit/Box:9
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Dr. Pike conducts research on risk factors and treatment for eating disorders and the dissemination of evidence-based treatments globally. She leads the Columbia Global Mental Health Program collaboration with WHO, which involves a research program on classification of mental disorders globally and the development of the ICD-11, and she is involved in several advocacy and policy initiatives to advance mental health literacy and services.