Brandon Knettel

Assistant Research Professor

Brandon Knettel, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Research Professor in the Duke University School of Nursing with a secondary appointment in the Duke Global Health Institute. His areas of specialization are global mental health and health behavior, with a focus on care engagement, stigma reduction, and mental health support for people living with HIV. At DGHI, he teaches a course in Global Mental Health for the Master's of Science in Global Health program. 

Dr. Knettel’s international projects are primarily located in Moshi, Tanzania, where he completed a one-year VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellowship to evaluate a community health worker program for HIV care engagement. Upcoming work will be focused on developing interventions for suicide prevention and treating depression among people living with HIV in Tanzania. He is also leading pilot research to extend rural access to treatment for opioid use disorder in North Carolina