Mental Health – Andrew Sarkin, PhD – University of California San Diego

Educating people reduces stigma and helps them recognize symptoms and it makes it easier to talk to someone about getting help.

Dr. Andrew Sarkin is an Associate Project Scientist of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California San Diego. His research interests includes increasing public awareness and understanding of mental illness, reducing stigma towards people with mental illness, and improving prevention efforts for people at risk of mental illness. Dr. Sarkin has served as a project manager of HSRC’s contract to provide Data Analysis and Performance Monitoring to San Diego County Behavioral Health Services since 2007. Dr. Sarkin oversees the evaluation of the San Diego MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) and MHSA Innovations efforts, consisting of dozens of programs. Learn more about Dr. Sarkin here.