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

Anne E. Becker, MD, PhDSM, is the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School she also serves as a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program. An anthropologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Becker has been lead investigator on a series of studies demonstrating the relationship between media exposure and eating pathology in the small-scale indigenous population of Fiji. In addition, Dr. Becker's NIMH-funded research has investigated the impact of rapid economic and social transition on eating pathology, suicide, and other youth health risk behaviors in Fiji. She and her co-PI, Pere Eddy Eustache, have just completed a school-based youth mental health pilot intervention in central Haiti with NIMH funding. Dr. Becker is founding and past Director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, an 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 as well as vice chairperson of their Council on International Psychiatry. In addition to her portfolio at IJED focused on strategic global initiatives, Dr. Becker is past co-editor in chief of the journal, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry and serves on the editorial boards of Anthropology & Medicine and the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.  She received the 2013 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association and in 2014 received the Mentorship Award in recognition of “Exceptional Mentorship of Women Faculty” at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Anne E. Becker is the Maude and Lillian Presley professor of global health and social medicine and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). She is also a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program. Dr. Becker received her PhD in anthropology from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and her MD from Harvard Medical School. She trained in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Becker is the founding and past director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 Eating Disorders Work Group. She is past co-editor in chief of the journal, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, and is presently an associate editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Dr. Becker is the 2013 recipient of the Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association.

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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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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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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Psychological risk and protective factors for disability in chronic low back pain - a longitudinal analysis in primary care.
Authors: Authors: Jegan NR, Brugger M, Viniol A, Strauch K, Barth J, Baum E, Leonhardt C, Becker A.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord
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