health specialist responsible for mental health, seconded to the World Bank by the World Federation for Mental Health, with the support of the MacArthur Foundation. The position was then supported by the U.S. government through the Center for Mental Health Services and the National Institute of Mental Health from 2002 to 2004. From 1999 to 2000, Dr. Baingana established the Mental Health Unit in the Ministry of Health of Uganda. She is a finance committee member and an honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association; an advisory committee member of the Children and War Foundation; and a member of the University Council and vice chairperson of the Finance Committee, International Health Services University, Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Baingana is an editorial board member of Interventions and an international committee member of Consensus Research on Mental Health and Psychosocial Issues in Humanitarian Settings. Dr. Baingana completed her M.B.Ch.B. in 1983 and M. Med. in Psychiatry in 1990 at Makerere University. In 2009, Dr. Baingana began a 30-month Master’s Fellowship with Wellcome Trust; she will pursue an M.Sc. in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing, a combined degree from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she hopes to specialize in mental health economics. She will then return to Uganda and carry out a study on mental health financing as part of the Fellowship support.
Roy Baskind, M.D., FRCPC, is a neurologist practicing in Toronto, Canada. Originally from South Africa, he completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and went on to complete postgraduate training in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. His interest in neurology in the resource-poor world developed during his residency, when he spent an extended period working in a small rural hospital in Zambia under the direction of Dr. Gretchen Birbeck (Director of the International Neurological and Psychiatric Epidemiology Program at Michigan State University). He was closely involved in studies of traditional healers in epilepsy care. He has also served as an adviser to the Highlands Hope project, which is aimed at improving neurological care in rural hospitals in Tanzania.
Gary Belkin, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, and deputy director of the Department of Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital Centre, New York. As a doctoral-trained historian, Professor Belkin has been interested in the value of historical scholarship to inform medical practice, with a particu-