The Applied Mental Health Research Group (AMHR) is an informal group of faculty at JHSPH who use research methods to inform humanitarian and development programs addressing mental health and psychosocial problems, primarily in low resource environments. The group works with program implementers to enhance their program Design, Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation (DIME) through science-based data collection. In the process, AMHR aims to develop the capacity of these organizations to conduct their own data collection as a routine part of their future projects. The aim is for organizations to inform and improve their own programs while also, through dissemination of results, advancing the field of global mental health.
AMHR faculty are based in the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response in the Department of International Health and in the Department of Mental Health.