Columbia Student Working on Mental Health Project in Chile

July 04, 2019

Anya Peck, an MPH student at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, will be in Santiago from June through December for a 6-month practicum to work collaboratively on developing a mobile app that offers mental health support for university students.

In partnership with the Columbia Global Mental Health Program, Peck will be working at Chile's research center to Improve Mental Health of Adolescents and Youths (IMHAY). “At IMHAY I will do analysis of post-implementation data from a study testing a mobile app-based mental health support called ‘Cuida tu Ánimo’ for adolescents,” she said. This analysis and other research methods will then be used as the base for the app targeting college students’ mental health.

At Mailman, Peck is studying Population and Family Health, with a certificate in Global Health.