• International Mental Health Research Fellows

    (Fogarty Institute-sponsored program)
    The Fogarty International Center-sponsored Training Program in International Mental Health brings physicians and social scientists from China and Indonesia to the Department for advanced training each year. The trainees come to Harvard for periods ranging from one to nine months. In addition to their time at Harvard, some trainees spend an additional month at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, working with our collaborators there. The Training Program in International Mental Health is directed by Professor Byron Good.

  • Former International Mental Health Fellows

    • Chan Wai Chi, Senior Medical & Health Officer, Psychogeriatric Department, Castle Peak Hospital & Adjunct Asst Prof., Dept of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong; 2004
    • Chen Jue, Attending Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Psychosomatic Department; 2004-05; A Pilot Study for Assessment of and Intervention in the Family Burden of Anorexia Nervosa in Shanghai
    • Eric Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong; 2004
    • Cheng Wenhong, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychiatry, Shanghai Second Medical University; 2003-04; Help-seeking behavior of first-episode psychotic adolescents and their caregivers in Shanghai
    • Guo Yanqing, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Office of Education in the Peking University Institute of Mental Health, 2010-11
    • Irmansyah, Head, Dept. of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Univ. of Indonesia (2004 – 2008); 2002-03; Assessment of Family Burdens, Needs and Resources as Caregivers of Patients with Schizophrenia
    • Jiang Ronghuan, Psychiatrist, Peking University Institute of Mental Health, 2007-08
    • Jiang Wenhui, Associate-Chief Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychological Department, Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2010-11
    • Li Ying, Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2008-09
    • Liu Jin, Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Mental Health, China-CDC, 2008-09
    • May Lam, Medical Officer, Kwai Chung Hospital & Honorary Clinical Asst Prof., Dept of Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong; 2004; Pilot Study of Onset of Schizophrenia in Hong Kong
    • Li Xianyun, Psychiatrist, Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center; 2007; A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Socio-Educational Intervention for Rural Suicide Attempters in China
    • Ingrid Lok, Honorary Clinical Asst Professor, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong; 2004; An Ethno-epidemiology study of psychiatric morbidity among infertile Chinese women in Hong Kong
    • Ma Yantao, Associate Psychiatrist, Institute of Mental Health, Peking University, 2009-10
    • Qiao Yi, Forensic Psychiatrist, Outpatient Department of Psychiatry, Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2010-11
    • Qiu Jianyin, Head, Psychosomatic Inpatient Dept of Shanghai Mental Health Center & Associate Prof., Dept. Psychiatry, Shanghai Second Medical University; 2002; Gender, Job Loss and Mental Health: A Cohort Study of Middle-Aged Women in Shanghai
    • Shao Yang, Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2007-08
    • Shi Chuan, Attending Psychiatrist, Institute of Mental Health, Peking University, 2009-10
    • Subandi, Associate Professor and Dean for Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Psychology, Gadjah Mada University, Jogyakarta, Indonesia, 2008-09
    • Wang Huali, Attending Psychiatrist & Assistant Researcher at Peking University Institute of Mental Health, 2002
    • Wang Lanlan, Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2008-09
    • Jean Woo, Chair, Dept. of Community and Family Medicine, Head, Division of Geriatrics, Dept. of Medicine & Therapeutics, Director, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003
    • Wu Zhiguo, Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2009-10
    • Xu Yong, Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center; 2002-03; A Primary Care Intervention Trial to Improve the Quality and Outcome of Care for Depression: A Pilot Study
    • Xue Haibo, Attending Psychiatrist, Dept. Geriatric Psychiatry; 2005-06
    • Yao Guizhong, Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry & Director, Rehabilitation Center, Peking University Institute of Mental Health; 2004
    • Yu Junhan, Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center; 2007-08
    • Yu Xin, Director and Prof. of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Peking University; 2003
    • Yuan Yanbo, Attending Psychiatrist, Dept. of Psychiatry, Peking University Institute of Mental Health; 2005-06
    • Zhang Tianhong, Psychiatrist, Shanghai Mental Health Center, 2009-10
    • Zhang Youchun, Associate Researcher for Policy Study & Information, Staff Member of IRB, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention China CDC; 2003-04; HIV/AIDS-related Stigma in Yi Ethnic Minority, China
  • Culture and Mental Health Services Research Fellows

    (NIMH-sponsored program)
    A grant from the National Institute of Mental Health supports a program of research training in ‘clinically relevant medical anthropology’ in the field of culture and mental health services at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Post-doctoral fellows (physicians or social scientists - most often psychiatrists and anthropologists, but also psychologists or sociologists) are supported for one year each to participate in research and associated specialized educational activities with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. In 2008-09, this program is on hold, pending new funding.

  • Former Postdoctoral Culture and Mental Health Services Research Fellows

    Current position or other position subsequent to fellowship is listed

    1984-1986

    • Peter Guarnaccia, PhD | Professor, Rutgers University Institute for Health, Health Policy and Aging and Department of Human Ecology
    • Harvey Bidwell, MD, MPH | Development Director, South Boston Community Health Center

    1986-1987

    • Linda Garro, PhD | Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

    1986-1988

    • Janis Jenkins, PhD | Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University
    • Pablo Farias, MD | Supported by Dupont Warren Fellowship; Vice President for the Asset Building and Community Development Program, Ford Foundation

    1987-1989

    • Susan DiGiacomo, PhD | Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Series Editor, Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology and International Health

    1988-1990

    • Norma Ware, PhD | Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    • Joyce Chung, MD | Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Mental Health Care Unit, Georgetown University Medical School

    1989-1991

    • Jonathan A. Sugar, MD  Private psychiatric practice; formerly Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center
    • David Napier, PhD | Professor of Anthropology, Middlebury College

    1990-1992

    • Robert Desjarlais, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Sarah Lawrence College
    • Donald R. Vereen, MD | Special Assistant for Medical Affairs, Medical Officer, Office of the Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

    1991-1993

    • Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, MD | (plus 1990-91 on Dupont Warren Fellowship)
    • Assistant Professor of Clinical Research, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
    • Ladson Hinton, MD | Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UC Davis Medical School.

    1992-1994

    • A. Jamie Saris, PhD | Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

    1993-1995

    • Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks, MD | Consultant Psychiatrist in Community Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London
    • Margaret M. Connors, PhD | Research Fellow in Social Medicine; Associate Director, Institute for Health and Social Justice, Cambridge, Massachusetts

    1994-1996

    • William S. Lachicotte, Jr., PhD | Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Project Director, Family Interpretations of Genetic Knowledge, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    1995-1997

    • Dharma E. Cortés, PhD | Clinical Instructor/Research Associate, The Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry. Senior Research Associate, Mauricio Gastón Institute for Community Development and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts at Boston. Research Consultant, Education and Information Transfer Core, New York University Aging and Dementia Research Center, New York Medical Center.
    • Joseph Dumit, PhD | Assistant Professor, Program in Science, Technology and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    1996-1998

    • Alasdair Donald, MBBS, PhD | Instructor, The Cambridge Hospital

    1997-1999

    • Karen-Sue Taussig, PhD | Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Medicine, University of Minnesota

    1998-2000

    • Amaro J. Laria, PhD | Clinical psychologist, Primary Care Behavioral Health Program, The Cambridge Hospital.
    • João Guilherme Biehl, PhD | Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Associate, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University
    • 1999-2001
    • Sandra Hyde, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, McGill University

    2000-2002

    • Andrew Lakoff, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Program in Science Studies, University of California, San Diego
    • Doris Chang, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The New School

    2001-2003

    • Tomomi Inomata, PhD | Psychiatrist, Adams House, Faulkner Hospital, Boston

    2002-2004

    • Chris Dole, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Amherst College

    2003-2004

    • Erica James, PhD | Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, MIT

    2003-2005
    Sarah Horton, PhD

    • Sarah Pinto, PhD | Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

    2004-2006

    • Lawrence Park, MD | Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

    2005-2007

    • M. Elizabeth Stevenson, PhD
    • Kenneth Vickery, PhD | Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    • Marina Yaroshenko, PhD | Instructor in Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

    2006-2008

    • Sarah Willen, PhD | Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    2007-2008

    • Joseph Calabrese, PhD | Research Fellow, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    • Elizabeth Carpenter-Song,PhD | Fellow, Dartmouth
  • Former Predoctoral Culture and Mental Health Services Research Fellows

    Current position or other position subsequent to fellowship is listed

    Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; attending physician, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

    Joshua Breslau
    Instructor in Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

    Paul E. Brodwin, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Lawrence Cohen
    Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

    Scott Davis
    Assistant Professor, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

    Paul Edward Farmer, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Lindsay C. French, PhD
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, Rhode Island School of Design

    Devon Hinton
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Medical Director, Southeast Asian Unit, Human Resources Institute, Lowell, MA; Medical Director, Southeast Asian Community Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Revere, MA

    Eric Jacobson
    Instructor, Dept. of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD
    Professor of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Director of HIV/AIDS Programs, WHO - Geneva

    Matthew Kohrman
    Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University.

    Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
    Instructor in Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

    Theresa D. O’Nell, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon

    Ana Ortiz, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona

    Don Seeman
    Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, Emory University

    April Young
    Stanford University

  • Zinberg Fellowship in Global Health Delivery

    From 2011 to 2012, the Zinberg Fellowship supported junior faculty who were working with the Programs in Global Health and Social Change.

    2011-2012

    Salmaan Keshavjee, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

    Carole Mitnick, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

    2011
    Michael Westerhaus, as the first Zinberg Fellow, Dr. Westerhaus wrote an ethnography of the local and global influences on primary health care delivery in a rural district of northern Uganda, based upon two years of participant-observation as a clinician and program implementer at Amuru Peripheral Health Center.

  • Improving Mental Health in China

    Psychiatrists from participating institutions in China are developing curriculum for training local mental health practitioners in implementation research through the program, Building Research Capacity to Improve Mental Health in China across the Lifespan. This program is supported by the NIH Fogarty International Center, 2012-2017.

  • Improving Mental Health in Indonesia

    The goal of this program, Inter-University Partnerships for Strengthening Health Systems in Indonesia: Building New Capacity for Mental Health Care, is to develop “action research” linking university researchers with the public health system to build capacity for public mental health care in Indonesia. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Indonesia sponsors this program.

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Social Technology for the Elderly

    Post-doctoral research opportunity with the multidisciplinary research program, “Social Technology for Global Aging (STGA) Research Initiative,” at Harvard. The purpose of the Initiative is to improve eldercare in China and other countries by integrating technology development with social system research. This is an opportunity for researchers in the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, social work, public health, health education, engineering, industrial design, or others who have relevant training, expertise and interest. The fellow’s primary responsibility will be to conduct their proposed research project under the mentorship of Professors Arthur Kleinman and Hongtu Chen. The fellow will also have opportunities to participate in activities designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and learning. A doctoral degree is required and the position involves travel to China. For details and application instructions, see the Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Social Technology for the Elderly announcement.

  • Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change Visiting Scholar Opportunity

    The Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change (PGPCSC), part of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, works through public and private partnerships to build sustainable, reliable primary healthcare systems that advance health. There is an increasing recognition of the need to fundamentally re-think traditional approaches to healthcare delivery and training. Key stakeholders are acknowledging the importance of returning to the Primary Healthcare (PHC) strategies of empowering front-line health workers and taking a holistic, social approach to health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. Information technology, artificial intelligence, and data science promise opportunity to develop more disruptive, tech-enabled, and team-based models of PHC - a key strategy for accelerating towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Central to these initiatives is the recognition that governments must continue to be empowered and capacitated to ensure equitable access, healthcare quality, and safety through strategic purchasing and regulation. Achieving UHC by 2030 will require ecosystems that enable unprecedented collaboration between the public and private sector, with the private sector playing a leading role in developing and scaling innovative PHC services, technologies and products.

    The Program in Global Primary Care and Social Change is currently accepting visiting scholar candidates. Eligibility is open to candidates who are currently pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree, those who are currently in a clinical training program, and those who have finished degree/training programs. Applicants can be from the public, non-profit or private sector. Level of appointment at Harvard Medical School will be based on level of education. Appointments will be made for a minimum of three months and maximum of one year. Time on campus is typically required; however, given the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is allowable and will be discussed prior to the appointment offer. Scholars will have the opportunity to select their own research topics based on their interest, however it must fall within the program scope:

    1. Inspiring and training future leaders in UHC and PHC and/or training the future PHC workforce.
    2. Developing new partnership models of engagement, including partnerships with private sector.
    3. Conducting research on how to scale innovative modes of primary healthcare delivery, inclusive of incorporation of technology, innovative care delivery models, use of community health workers, allied health workers.

    Opportunities exist along the full spectrum of research and have included large database analyses, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, observational studies, and surveys. Scholars’ investigations have spanned a wide range of utilized skills and tools.

    The Program also includes structured experiences to improve skills in public private partnerships and global health innovation. Each scholar is expected to design, conduct, and present research, and publish at least one academic manuscript in a peer-review journal. Additional publications in non-academic venues are also encouraged. Mentoring on the academic publishing process will be provided.

    Apply Online at https://hms.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4H0geYiG1jvUtmd

    We recommend applying at least three months before the desired start date to allow time for the application and onboarding process.
    Deliverable
    Each scholar is expected to design, conduct, and present research, and publish at least one academic manuscript in a peer-review journal. Additional publications in non-academic venues are also encouraged.
    Financial Support
    There is no stipend or financial support available for this opportunity. Selected scholars must demonstrate that they have a minimum level of funding for their self-support and must confirm that they have health insurance.
    Primary Program Goals

    1. Inspiring and Training Future Leaders in UHC &PHC: Rethinking traditional approaches and empowering frontline health workers
    2. Convening and Creating Learning Collaborative and Community
    3. Developing New Partnership Models of Engagement
    4. Conducting Research on How to Scale Innovative Models of Care Delivery: More tech-enabled, team-based models of PHC
    5. Knowledge Generation: generating high quality publication on the four programmatic pillars

    Apply Online at https://hms.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4H0geYiG1jvUtmd

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integration Science

    The Program in Global Noncommunicable Disease and Social Change at Harvard Medical School is offering a post-doctoral fellowship that focuses on evaluating the cost and impact of integrated service delivery strategies for severe noncommunicable diseases and injuries, such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatic heart disease, in highly constrained health systems. The post-doctoral fellow will join a dynamic team that is led by Dr. Gene Bukhman and joined by other faculty and program staff based at the country sites supported by Partners In Health in Malawi, Rwanda, Haiti, and Liberia. The position is based in Boston and requires significant travel. Qualifications: doctoral degree in public health with strong quantitative component, expertise in analysis of cost-related data, experience in epidemiological study design and analysis of health outcome data, knowledge of Stata software, prior field experience in a resource-limited setting, experience working on data management with in-country staff, familiarity with noncommunicable diseases as a subject area for implementation science. For details and application instructions, see the Post-doctoral Fellowship in Integration Science Announcement.

  • Global Health Equity Research Fellowship

    This section is for informational purposes only as funding is pending. This is a two-year Global Health Equity (GHE) postdoctoral research fellowship located in Rwanda. The Fellow will join the Harvard Medical School Global Health Research Core, directed by Professor Megan Murray, and will be based at a Partners In Health-supported site in Rwanda joining a multidisciplinary team of practitioners, program managers, policy makers, and researchers. The Fellow will conduct high quality research on health needs and program implementation and support a broader research capacity-building program and the mentoring of junior researchers in research methods and results dissemination. Requires a PhD (or equivalent) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, or a related field; strong quantitative skills, strong scientific writing and communication skills, and previous teaching experience.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Tuberculosis Research

    No funding is available; individuals are responsible for their own funding and health insurance. The fellow will function as a junior investigator under the supervision of a department faculty member, participating fully in research and related scholarly activities. The fellow will participate in ongoing research projects, help coordinate specific research initiatives, coordinate submissions for research ethics review, conduct data management and analysis, assist in writing grant proposals, and prepare manuscripts. To apply, send your CV and cover letter to ghsm@hms.harvard.edu; enter "Pediatric TB Research Fellowship" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Mental Health Delivery Fellowship

    The Dr. Mario Pagenel Fellowship in Global Mental Health Delivery provides an opportunity for career development in global mental health service delivery and research for post-graduate psychiatrists. Fellows develop expertise in the field while working in Haiti or Rwanda with Partners In Health (PIH) and in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine in the Blavatnik Institute.

    The Fellowship is a one to two year placement with a PIH sister organization—Zanmi Lasante in Haiti, or Inshuti Mu Buzima in Rwanda. By building capacity through the mobilization, training, and professional development of in-country health care providers, PIH and HMS seek to support locally feasible and sustainable structures for mental health care and, over time, to establish generalizable models for systems of mental health service delivery. The Fellowship offers a combined focus on clinical care, training and education, research and advocacy.

    While most of the Fellowship consists of service delivery work, there is a significant academic research component. The fellow develops an area of academic focus in global health related to mental health service delivery and selects an academic mentor with expertise in their area of interest. Fellows have the opportunity to develop and collaborate in mentored research and educational projects with experts in the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine as well as having the option of participating in ongoing research efforts. Fellows will be eligible to attend a three-week intensive summer program in Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    For more specific information about the Mental Health Programs at PIH, please visit the PIH website. For more information about the Fellowship and sites please read here.

    Applications for the Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Health Fellowship in Haiti and Rwanda are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Application Materials Required: 

    • A general application will be open to all those interested. On the application and cover letter, please specify your preferences of placement by indicating 1-2 sites you would be open to working with.  
    • A one-to-two-page document summarizing your experiences and interest in the Pagenel Fellowship. Please summarize why you are interested in the one or two sites indicated on your application and what skills and expertise make you best suited to serve there. 
    • CV with the names of two references and their contact information. 
    • All applications and questions can be emailed to the following address: xsitementalhealth@pih.org
    • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    For more information about the fellowship, please contact xsitementalhealth@pih.org.