Daniel Vigo

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences




  • DrPH Public Health, Harvard University, Boston
  • MD, University of Buenos Aires
  • Licenciate, Psychology, University of Buenos Aires


After obtaining a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Psychology, an MD, and a Specialization in Psychiatry, Dr. Daniel Vigo worked in clinical, research, teaching, and leadership positions across sectors (public hospitals, NGOs, and for-profit organizations). He developed the first Assertive Community Treatment Department in Argentina, a collaboration between Proyecto Suma, King’s College (UK) and Columbia University (US). He has published several peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reports on diverse mental health issues. He obtained his Doctorate at Harvard, where he focused on mental health, specifically burden of disease estimation, service improvement, and health systems assessment. He is a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, an Advisor to PAHO and to the Lancet Commission on NCDs and Injuries for the poorest billion, a member of the World Mental Health Surveys Initiative (WHO and Harvard Medical School), and holds a clinical and research appointment at St Paul's Hospital/UBC.

Research Interests

Dr. Vigo's research has focused on the estimation of the disease burden of mental illness, on the development and implementation of mental health system's assessment frameworks, on needs-based mental health systems planning, and on effectiveness of clinical interventions.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Vigo's teaching interests are community psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology and nosology, health systems and global mental health.

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