María Graciela Rojas Castillo
Graciela Rojas, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile, Santiago. She is also the Deputy Director and prior to that was the Director of the Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Chile for eight years. She has been working in different research projects for 20 years and has participated in a series of intervention trials to improve the treatment of depression in primary care in her country. In 2002 she has been awarded a large grant to carry out the first randomized clinical trial of the treatment of postnatal depression in Latin America. Now she is a Principal Investigator in a randomized clinical trial with the objective to compare the effectiveness of a telemedicine-based collaborative program with usual care in rural primary care clinics. She participated in the Regional Network for Mental Health Research in Latin America funded by the NIMH, and is also member of several important Training committees such as the Doctor of Public Health Program.