Dr. Inka Weissbecker, Ph.D., MPH is the Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Advisor for the International Medical Corps (IMC). In this role, she provides remote and on-site technical oversight and support to IMC project countries in the areas of assessment, program design, project implementation, and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial programs, which include integrated health and nutrition projects in over 20 countries. She has completed field assignments in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Malawi, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Gaza, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Japan. Dr. Weissbecker has been a contributor to several global IASC and WHO guidelines and working groups. She has also served as an NGO representative of the International Union of Psychological Science to the United Nations (ECOSOC and DPI). Her academic credentials include a Ph.D. in clinical psychology specializing in health and public sector psychology from the University of Louisville and University of South Florida as well as an MPH in global health and population studies from the Harvard School of Public Health.
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