Dr. Kathleen M. Pike leads the scientific and resource teams for the Mental Health at Work Index. Kathy has worked globally on the development and dissemination of evidence-based programs to address mental health needs in workplace, school, and clinical settings. She oversees The Mental Health and Work Design Lab at Columbia University, which has a long history of collaborating closely with a wide range of organizations – both nonprofit and for-profit, around the world – on targeted research reports, analytics models, survey instruments, and training programs. Kathy led the development of a mental health at work toolkit to support workforce mental health during COVID-19 and beyond, which has been downloaded over 25,000 times. She served as a scientific contributor to the 2022 World Health Organization Mental Health at Work Guidelines and is passionate about translating mental health science into practice. She provides scientific consultation, program development, workshops, and advisory guidance to organizational leaders who aspire to have real impact with innovative and improved mental health strategies and programs.
Kathy holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in psychology and international studies from Johns Hopkins University and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Yale University.