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Samhita Kumar

Mental Health and Development Specialist

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Samhita Kumar is a mental health and development specialist using psychosocial support as a paradigm for improving development outcomes. She focuses on violence prevention and youth employment, and has experience working in Sierra Leone, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and India. She has conducted research on integrating employment and psychosocial support programs, mental disorders like schizophrenia, and cognitive processes in early childhood related to learning and memory. Samhita holds a Master's degree in Public Health from Columbia University in epidemiology and global health.