Daniel Vigo

Degrees / Credentials

MD, Lic. Psych, DrPH


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC


Full Member

After obtaining a Bachelor’s+Master’s degree in Psychology, an MD, and a University Specialization in Psychiatry, Dr. Daniel Vigo worked in clinical, research, teaching, and leadership positions across sectors (public hospitals, NGOs, and for-profit organizations). He developed the first Assertive Community Treatment Department in Argentina, a collaboration between Proyecto Suma, King’s College (UK) and Columbia University (US). He obtained his Doctorate at Harvard, where he focused on burden of disease estimation, service improvement, and health systems assessment. He has published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reports on public health, health systems, global mental health, psychiatric epidemiology, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and e-mental health. Of note, his contribution to improving the estimation of the disease burden caused by mental illness is among the most impactful papers in the field of mental health in recent years. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, an Advisor to PAHO and WHO, and a member of the World Mental Health Surveys Initiative, among other organizations of national and global standing. Dr. Vigo leads several projects in BC, Canada, and globally, including on E-mental health for University Students, Needs-Based Planning for Mental and Substance Use Disorder Services, Care Options for People with Severe Substance Use Disorders at Imminent Risk of Death and Disability, Estimating Coverage and Quality of Care for Mental Disorders, and Estimating the Disease Burden of Mental Disorders.

Contact Info

Mailing Address
UBC Hospital – Detwiller Pavilion
Room 2813, 2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC, V6T 2A1


  • addiction and mental health
  • health systems
  • global mental health