Kathy Pike | TEDxTokyo 2012
According to a former Tokyo English Life Line colleague, Kathleen Pike has the “sigh factor” when she walks in, people sigh in admiration. A clinical psychologist and professor trained at Johns Hopkins and Yale, Kathleen’s clinic is essentially the world. Internationally recognized for her 25-year focus on women’s health and eating disorders, her research has received backing from the NIH, NIMH, Fulbright Foundation and other organizations. She has served as a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association DSM-5 and the World Health Organization ICD-10. A mental health consultant to disaster relief programs in Japan, she’s also a research partner with Outside the Wire, LLC, a group that uses theater to address pressing public health issues and enhance psychological functioning and resilience among participating community members. The executive director and scientific co-director of Columbia University’s Global Mental Health Program, Kathleen envisions global partnerships to reduce the stigma of mental illness and bring mental health services to under-resourced communities.