Author Archives: graceryan

About graceryan

I'm an international student from the U.S. studying at LSHTM and King's College Institute of Psychiatry as part of the new Global Mental Health MSc program. My background is in anthropology and community health, though my current focus is on mixed-methods health services research for mental health programs in West Africa. My goal with this blog is to share experiences from the first year of the MSc and hopefully answer some of the questions we've been getting from prospective students. For more on this year's cohort, check out our student bios on the Centre for Global Mental Health website:

First Class of Global Mental Health Graduates

Last weekend marked the commencement of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s first cohort of Global Mental Health MSc graduates. Amidst our “woops” and hollering, 13 of the 18 graduates accepted their diplomas on stage at the Graduate Institute of … Continue reading

Learning to Sit

At LSHTM, research methods are an integral part of the curriculum. Most MSc courses require you to learn at least the fundamentals of statistics, epidemiology, qualitative interviewing. My “Research Design and Analysis” module taught everything from data collection strategies to … Continue reading

Global. Mental. Health.

It was our first day of the first class of the world’s first Master’s-level program in global mental health. Needless to say, we had a lot of questions. But the question I remember most clearly did not come from any … Continue reading

“Take it to the pub, gentlemen.”

Last September twenty students from around the world enrolled in the first Global Mental Health (GMH) MSc, a Master’s-level course taught jointly by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College Institute of Psychiatry. For the first … Continue reading