Professor Kathleen Pike

Kathleen M. Pike, PhD is Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She is also Director of the Columbia University WHO Collaborating Centre for Capacity Building and Training in Global Mental Health and Chair of the Faculty Steering Committee for the Global Mental Health Programs at Columbia. Dr. Pike is Deputy Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program.  She is also Senior Supervising Psychologist in the Center for Eating Disorders at CUMC. Dr. Pike completed her undergraduate and master’s studies in psychology at Johns Hopkins University, graduate studies in international studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and her PhD in psychology at Yale University.


Dr. Pike has been engaged in collaborative research, advocacy, and policy work to advance mental health knowledge and practice for over three decades. Dr. Pike is recognized globally for her research in the area of women’s health, particularly risk factors for eating disorders across cultures and the development of evidence-based behavioral treatments for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Dr. Pike served as consultant to the American Psychiatric Association DSM-5 task force on cultural factors associated with the clinical presentation and risk factors of eating disorders. Dr. Pike was a member of the Expert Work Group on Feeding and Eating Disorders for the development of the WHO ICD-11, and she currently is a member of the WHO ICD-11 Training and Implementation Group. Under Dr. Pike’s leadership, the Columbia University WHO Collaborating Centre serves as the Data Coordinating Center for complex, multi-lingual online studies evaluating the guidelines for the ICD-11. Dr. Pike has also worked to advance global mental health advocacy through the arts, and our WHO Collaborating Centre is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor Artists in Residence who work in a variety of artistic disciplines to illuminate the lived experience of mental illness and redress the prejudice and discrimination associated with mental illness around the world.



16.05.2019 CME Credits Update

The scientific programme is accredited with 14 WPA Education credits (14 CME).

Foreign participants will receive WPA Educational Credits Certificates via e-mail.


24.01.2019 The deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended

Dear colleagues,
Hereby we are informing you that, in accordance with the decision of the Organizing
Committee of the international conference “Centenary of community based psychiatry:
Landmarks and Perspectives”, 
the deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended until March 01, 2019 (inclusive).
The abstract submission section will be available in your personal account after
The conditions for abstract submission are also described in your personal account.


01.06.2018 Electronic pre-registration opened.

Call for papers

Scientific Committee invites you to contribute with an article on the organization of community-based mental care in your country. The collection of articles will be published as a book that aims to reflect current situation in community-based mental care in different countries over the globe (details on publication terms and conditions will be provided shortly). The language of publication is English.
If you would like to contribute with the article, please, contact [email protected] for further instructions. Please, provide information regarding your name, your country, professional position and affiliations in the covering letter.