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Jorge Gaete Olivares is Medical Doctor from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with a Master's degree in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology. In addition, he is a Specialist in Adult Psychiatry from University of Chile, and he holds a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology from the University of Bristol, England. He did a Postdoctoral Fellowship in 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, also from the United Kingdom. His research interests are oriented to know the risks and protective factors of mental health problems and substance use among children and adolescents, and he is also involved in several research projects about testing the effectivenes of preventive interventions in mental health, school violence, and bullying in children and adolescents. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education at the Universidad de los Andes, an Associate Researcher at the Millennium Nucleus to Improve Mental Health for Adolescents and Young People, IMHAY and an expert convened by the World Health Organization to conduct the development of the School Health Services Guideline.

Research Interests

General areas:

  • Mental health prevention on children and adolescents. 
  • Health-promoting behaviors among children and adolescents 
  • Developmental psychopathology.

Specific areas:

  • Effectiveness of universal, selected and indicated preventive intervention on mental health among children and adolescents.
  • Effectiveness of school-based interventions against bullying, substance use problems and other risk factors.
  • To study risk and protective factors associated with psychopathology among children and adolescents.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Diplomado en Filosofía de la Medicina, Diplomado en Filosofía de la Medicina, Universidad de los Andes

Mar 2009Dec 2010

Award Date: 17 Dec 2010

PhD, University of Bristol


Award Date: 17 Nov 2009

Master, Universidad de Chile


Award Date: 6 May 2005

Consultant Adult Psychiatry, Psiquiatra Adultos, Universidad de Chile


Award Date: 22 Nov 2002

Médico Cirujano, Médico Cirujano, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Award Date: 6 Jan 1999

Bachelor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile


Award Date: 6 Jan 1997

External positions

Member of the Technical Board for the National Health Plan 2021-2030, Ministerio de Salud de Chile

Aug 2021 → …

Miembro del Grupo de Estudio G2G3 Medicina, Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (ANID), Chile

1 Oct 2019 → …

Technical Advisor, Fundación Corporación Mañana

1 Mar 2019 → …

Investigador Asociado, Nucleo Milenio para el Mejoramiento de la Salud Mental en Adolescentes y Jóvenes

1 Sep 2018 → …

Substance Use Prevention Adviser, Oficina Infanto-Juvenil, DIDECO, Municipalidad de Lo Barnechea

1 Sep 2018 → …

Advisor, San Carlos de Maipo Foundation

1 Jan 2018 → …

Member of the Guideline Development Group WHO to develop The School Health Services Guideline, World Health Organization


Visiting Clinical Research Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

Jan 2017Jun 2017

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1 Jul 201530 Jun 2017


  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Promotion
  • Prevention


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