New York, New York
Oscar Jiménez-Solomon is a mental health researcher and advocate. He has dedicated his career to improving the financial wellness of people with psychiatric disabilities and their access to recovery-oriented and culturally competent services through research, program development and policy advocacy. He obtained a Master of Public Health at Columbia University (2003) and a License in Sociology at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (1997). Since 2013, Mr. Jiménez-Solomon has served as Research Scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Senior Staff Associate in the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where he is conducting a study to develop a peer-supported economic empowerment intervention for people with psychiatric disabilities. He has published peer-reviewed articles and training manuals on economic empowerment. He has also authored and co-authored papers, book chapters, reports, empowerment videos and training manuals in mental and public health in the United States and Latin America. Mr. Jiménez-Solomon is also an Instructor at the Rutgers Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and a board member for National Disability Institute. His previous roles include Director of Community and Economic Development at the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS), Director of Quality Management at the Arc of New York State and Consultant at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).