July 22, 2022

Mental Health Advocate, Dr. Santa Ono, Announced as the 15th President of the University of Michigan

Dr. Santa J. Ono, a researcher, mental health advocate, and person living with bipolar disorder will be joining the University of Michigan as the new President.

Dr. Santa J. Ono

Santa J. Ono, an accomplished biomedical researcher and the president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, has been named the 15th president of the University of Michigan.

Dr. Ono also lives with bipolar disorder and is a survivor of suicide. Ono speaks about his own mental health journey and his advocacy for bettering mental health among students on college campuses and his in his 2017 TED Talk. The Prechter Program welcomes Dr. Santa Ono to the University of Michigan!

Watch Dr. Ono’s TED Talk, “Tackling the mental health crisis in our youth”, here.