GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Farías and colleagues at Harvard and Columbia Universities are developing a global mental health services delivery project that would connect the evolving global mental health agenda with broader discussions on development and human rights. This project intends to generate an academic network of experts that mobilizes philanthropic assistance to support learning, collaboration, and advocacy for innovation in mental health services, policies, and national programs in developing countries.
Dr. Farías completed his MD with honors at the Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico. He interned and completed his residency in psychiatry with Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital. He also was a fellow in the Departments of Anthropology and Social Medicine at Harvard. For 10 years, Dr. Farías worked in Chiapas, Mexico, where he served as a clinical psychiatrist and later directed a research institute focused on health and agriculture. Under his leadership, this institute broadened its scope of research and training, extending its reach across southern Mexico and Central America. Since 1998, Dr. Farías has served the Ford Foundation in various capacities, most recently as Vice President of the Economic Opportunity and Assets Program.
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