Jorge Gaete Olivares is a Medical Doctor from Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile. He is a Specialist in Adult Psychiatry from the University of Chile. He also has a Master of Science in Psychology with a major in Child-Adolescent Clinical Psychology (University of Chile) and a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. He did a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Center for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Clinical Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London. Currently, he is Director of the Research Center for Students Mental Health (ISME), Universidad de los Andes, Chile.
His research areas of interest are knowing the risk and protective factors for the development of mental health problems and drug use among children and adolescents. He is also interested in evaluating the effectiveness of preventive interventions in mental health, behavioral problems, school violence, substance misuse, and bullying in children and adolescents. He has more than 60 publications in scientific journals (Web of Science ResearcherID: C-7471-2014) and has directed several research projects funded by the Chilean National Research and Development Agency (ANID) and other national and international institutions.
Dr. Olivares is currently Tenured Professor of the Faculty of Education of the Universidad de los Andes, Principal Investigator at the Millennium Science Initiative Program, Millennium Nucleus To Improve the Mental Health of Adolescents and Youths (IMHAY). He was part of the Guideline Development Group, convened by the World Health Organization for the realization of the School Health Services Guideline. He is also advisor for Foundation San Carlos de Maipo on designing and implementing evidence-based interventions; and Municipality of Lo Barnechea for child and adolescents mental health prevention.