Manaswi Sangraula, PhD
The New School
Manaswi Sangraula currently works as the Assistant Director of Research at The New School's Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab. She received a Masters in Public Health (MPH) focused on Population and Family Health from Columbia University and a PhD in Global Mental Health from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Manaswi has over a decade of experience working in various public health initiatives and programs, specifically in homelessness, reproductive health, and mental health in several contexts including community based organizations (CBOs), clinics, public schools and rural and urban settings outside of the US. Prior to joining The New School, Manaswi spent several years in Nepal working on the cultural adaptation of a group-based intervention (Group Problem Management Plus) and testing its feasibility and effectiveness. Currently at TNS, her research is focused on migration and mental health and the implementation of task-sharing interventions in various contexts to increase mental health equity. For the past year in response to the pandemic, she has also been co-designing and co-leading trainings and supervision of Problem Management Plus (PM+) and supporting its implementation in CBOs in NYC.