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Joao Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Trent 304
(919) 681-7760

Joao Vissoci


Dr. Vissoci is a psychologist with a PhD in Social Psychology currently working as a postdoc associate at Duke University, in the Duke Global Health Institute, within the Duke Global Neurosurgery and Neuroscience (DGNN) division. His research interests include in Research methods and innovation, and Global mental health with emphasis on mental health reintegration through community therapy and sports practice. Dr. Vissoci has actively worked in Brazil looking into health systems and quality of care; Tanzania and Uganda with focus on traumatic brain injury mental health reintegration.

To start a conversation with me, ask me: About sports, movies or any nerd thing.

Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: In the movies whenever I can.

Why I'm interested in global health: Global health has the unique ability to bring people from different worlds together to address similar problems, this connection fascinates me.