||Dr Sara EVANS-LACKO|
Institute of Psychiatry
Tel: 0207 848 0619
Expertise: Mental Health Services, Public Health
Biography:Sara Evans-Lacko is a mental health services researcher with a particular interest in the role of health services and social support in the prevention and treatment of mental illness and the long term social and economic consequences of improving mental health.
Her research focuses on developing innovative methods to improve access to and quality of mental health care for young people and global applications of this in addition to the evaluation of public health interventions such as the Time to Change anti-stigma campaign which aim to improve important changes at the population level.
Recently, she received an ERC Starting grant which investigates how to improve access to care for young people already experiencing or at risk of developing psychiatric disorders in the UK and in Brazil.
Previously, she worked as a health care consultant for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH, USA). She has a PhD in Health Policy and Management, with an emphasis in health services research, from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
- PhD, Department of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health, Baltimore, Maryland
PhD, Department of Health Policy and Management
- MHS, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- BSc, Biopsychology and Cognitive Science, University of Michigan
- 1) Silva Ribeiro W, Bauer A, Andrade M, York-Smith M, Pan PM, Pingani L, Knapp M, Coutinho E, Evans-Lacko S. Income inequality in mental illness-related morbidity, resilience and use of mental health services: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Psychiatry. 2017. Jul;4(7):554-562. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(17)30159-1
- 2) Evans-Lacko S, Knapp M. Global patterns of workplace productivity for people with depression: absenteeism and presenteeism costs across eight diverse countries. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2016: Nov;51(11):1525-1537.
- 3) Evans-Lacko S, Knapp M, McCrone P, Thornicroft G, Mojtabai R. The Mental Health Consequences of the Recession: Economic Hardship and Employment of People with Mental Health Problems in 27 European Countries. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(7): e69792. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069792.