Dr. Kapadia-Little researches the stigma attached to mental illness. Her work has shown that college students who are depressed rarely seek help.
Dr. Amy Kapadia-Little began teaching at the Columbia School of Social Work in 2007 and joined the full-time faculty as a lecturer in 2014. She previously served as a research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her research interests include the mental health effects of discrimination and stigma among marginalized groups, and psychosocial intervention development/evaluation within the field of mental health. She has clinical and programming experience working in community-based settings with individuals with mental health challenges and substance use issues. She teaches first- and second-year courses within the Clinical and Advanced Generalist Programming and Practice tracks and created a mini-course focusing on the impact of mental health stigma across trajectories.
Dr. Kapadia-Little holds a PhD from the Columbia School of Social Work.