José Miguel Caldas de Almeida

President Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health
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José Miguel Caldas de Almeida is the Head of the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health and the Coordinator of the Group of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Liaison Psychiatry at the Centre for Chronic Diseases Research, Nova Medical School.

He was the Chairman of the University Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the Nova Medical School until 2017. He was the Chief of the Mental Health Unit at the Pan American Health Organization, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization for the Americas, in Washington D.C. (2000-2005), the leader of the EU Joint Action for Mental Health and Wellbeing (2013-2016) and member of the consortium that coordinated the EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing (2015-2018).

He was Director of National Mental Health Services in Portugal (1988 and 1990), Coordinator of the Task-Force for the elaboration of the new mental health law passed in 1998, and Coordinator of the National Mental Health Plan from 2007 to 2011.

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