Kimberly Hook is an applied clinical researcher and a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed her doctoral degree at Loyola University Chicago, as well as four years of postdoctoral training in global psychiatry at Boston University Medical Campus-Massachusetts General Hospital. Her work, funded through NIMH, focuses on capacity building and increasing access to evidence-based mental health and substance use treatments, with foci on 1) people with HIV, and 2) displaced persons. She has closely collaborated with the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine since 2018 and has worked more broadly in the Eastern European region for the past 15 years. In addition, she supports a number of projects across East Africa through her involvement with the Neuropsychiatric Genetics in African Populations study.