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Byron Joseph Good, PhD, BD
Professor of Medical Anthropology

Byron J. Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology and former Chair (2000-2006), Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Dr. Good is director of the International Mental Health Training Program, funded by the Fogarty International Center to train psychiatrists from China in mental health services research. He co-directed the NIMH Training Program in Culture and Mental Health Services, which brought post-doctoral trainees in medical and psychiatric anthropology to Harvard for 24 years.

Dr. Good holds a B.A. degree from Goshen College, a B.D. from Harvard Divinity School, and the Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He joined Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor in 1983.


Cultural explanations of psychotic illness and care-seeking of family caregivers in Java, Indonesia.
Authors: Authors: Subandi MA, Praptomojati A, Marchira CR, DelVecchio Good MJ, Good BJ.
Transcult Psychiatry
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Development and Evaluation of a Mental Health Training Program for Community Health Workers in Indonesia.
Authors: Authors: Marastuti A, Subandi MA, Retnowati S, Marchira CR, Yuen CM, Good BJ, Good MD.
Community Ment Health J
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Brief interactive psychoeducation for caregivers of patients with early phase psychosis in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Authors: Authors: Marchira CR, Supriyanto I, Subandi S, Good MJD, Good BJ.
Early Interv Psychiatry
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Shame as a cultural index of illness and recovery from psychotic illness in Java.
Authors: Authors: Subandi MA, Good BJ.
Asian J Psychiatr
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The association between duration of untreated psychosis in first psychotic episode patients and help seeking behaviors in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
Authors: Authors: Marchira CR, Supriyanto I, Good BJ.
Int J Cult Ment Health
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Medical humanitarianism: research insights in a changing field of practice.
Authors: Authors: Good BJ, DelVecchio Good MJ, Abramowitz S, Kleinman A, Panter-Brick C.
Soc Sci Med
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"What matters most:" a cultural mechanism moderating structural vulnerability and moral experience of mental illness stigma.
Authors: Authors: Yang LH, Chen FP, Sia KJ, Lam J, Lam K, Ngo H, Lee S, Kleinman A, Good B.
Soc Sci Med
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Childhood maltreatment profile in a clinical population in China: a further analysis with existing data of an epidemiologic survey.
Authors: Authors: Zhang TH, Chow A, Wang LL, Yu JH, Dai YF, Lu X, Good MJ, Good BJ, Xiao ZP.
Compr Psychiatry
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Prevalence of personality disorders using two diagnostic systems in psychiatric outpatients in Shanghai, China: a comparison of uni-axial and multi-axial formulation.
Authors: Authors: Zhang T, Wang L, Good MJ, Good BJ, Chow A, Dai Y, Yu J, Zhang H, Xiao Z.
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol
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Significance of the 686 Program for China and for global mental health.
Authors: Authors: Good BJ, Good MJ.
Shanghai Arch Psychiatry
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