Anne Becker
Anne Edith Becker, PhD, MD, SM
Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, SM is the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), where she serves on the MD-PhD Program Leadership Council; she is also founding and past Director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). An anthropologist and psychiatrist, Professor Becker’s areas of research focus include the social and cultural mediation of presentation and risk for eating disorders, social barriers to care for mental disorders, and school-based mental health promotion. She has led investigations of the impact of rapid social transition on eating pathology and other youth health risk behaviors in the small-scale indigenous iTaukei population of Fiji and has served as co-PI on school-based mental health interventions in Haiti and Lebanon. In addition to the over 150 publications she has authored or co-authored in the scientific literature, Dr. Becker is author of Body, Self, and Society: The View from Fiji (U. Penn Press) and co-editor of a forthcoming book on global mental health training (Routledge). She serves on the editorial boards of Anthropology & Medicine and the Harvard Review of Psychiatry and is former co editor-in-chief of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. In addition, Professor Becker is former associate editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and served as a member of the American Psychiatry Association’s DSM-5 Eating Disorders Work Group. Dr. Becker served as vice chair of the HMS Department of Global Health and Social Medicine from 2009-2016 and is also past director of the HMS MD-PhD Social Sciences program. Her teaching was recognized by the MGH Department of Psychiatry with the “Exceptional Mentorship of Women Faculty” award in 2014. She has also received the inaugural Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for Exceptional Institutional Service to HMS in 2014, the 2013 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association, and the 2018 Leadership Award in Research from the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, SM is the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. An anthropologist and psychiatrist, Professor Becker’s areas of research focus include the social and cultural mediation of presentation and risk for eating disorders, social barriers to care for mental disorders, and school-based mental health promotion. She has led investigations of the impact of rapid social transition on eating pathology and other youth health risk behaviors in the small-scale indigenous iTaukei population of Fiji and has served as co-PI on school-based mental health interventions in Haiti and Lebanon. Her research on the association of media exposure with eating pathology in Fiji was recognized with the 2013 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association and the 2018 Leadership Award in Research from the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Reduction of the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors by a patient-oriented electronic decision support tool (arriba-PPI): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Authors: Rieckert A, Becker A, Donner-Banzhof N, Viniol A, Bücker B, Wilm S, Sönnichsen A, Barzel A.
Trials
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Social Norms and Smoking Risk in iTaukei Fijian Adolescent Women.
Authors: Authors: Gerbasi ME, Gilman SE, Bitton A, Becker AE.
Health Behav Policy Rev
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Narratives of Agency and Capability from Two Adolescent Girls in Post-conflict Liberia.
Authors: Authors: Levey EJ, Laird LD, Becker AE, Harris BL, Lekpeh GG, Oppenheim CE, Henderson DC, Borba CPC.
Cult Med Psychiatry
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Prevalence of stressful life events and their association with post-traumatic stress disorder among youth attending secondary school in Haiti.
Authors: Authors: Grelotti DJ, Gerbasi ME, Eustache E, Fils-Aimé JR, Thérosmé T, Severe J, Raviola GJ, Darghouth S, Legha R, Pierre EL, Affricot E, Alcindor Y, Boyd K, Becker AE, Smith Fawzi MC.
Psychiatry Res
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Commentary.
Authors: Authors: Becker AE.
Transcult Psychiatry
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Are eating disorders "all about control?" The elusive psychopathology of nonfat phobic presentations.
Authors: Authors: Murray HB, Coniglio K, Hartmann AS, Becker AE, Eddy KT, Thomas JJ.
Int J Eat Disord
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Formative research on a teacher accompaniment model to promote youth mental health in Haiti: Relevance to mental health task-sharing in low-resource school settings.
Authors: Authors: Eustache E, Gerbasi ME, Severe J, Fils-Aimé JR, Smith Fawzi MC, Raviola GJ, Darghouth S, Boyd K, Thérosmé T, Legha R, Pierre EL, Affricot E, Alcindor Y, Grelotti DJ, Becker AE.
Int J Soc Psychiatry
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The prevention of musculoskeletal complaints: a randomized controlled trial on additional effects of a work-related psychosocial coaching intervention compared to physiotherapy alone.
Authors: Authors: Becker A, Angerer P, Müller A.
Int Arch Occup Environ Health
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Building Workforce Capacity Abroad While Strengthening Global Health Programs at Home: Participation of Seven Harvard-Affiliated Institutions in a Health Professional Training Initiative in Rwanda.
Authors: Authors: Cancedda C, Riviello R, Wilson K, Scott KW, Tuteja M, Barrow JR, Hedt-Gauthier B, Bukhman G, Scott J, Milner D, Raviola G, Weissman B, Smith S, Nuthulaganti T, McClain CD, Bierer BE, Farmer PE, Becker AE, Binagwaho A, Rhatigan J, Golan DE.
Acad Med
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High burden of mental illness and low utilization of care among school-going youth in Central Haiti: A window into the youth mental health treatment gap in a low-income country.
Authors: Authors: Eustache E, Gerbasi ME, Smith Fawzi MC, Fils-Aimé JR, Severe J, Raviola GJ, Legha R, Darghouth S, Grelotti DJ, Thérosmé T, Pierre EL, Affricot E, Alcindor Y, Becker AE.
Int J Soc Psychiatry
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