Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital Global Psychiatric Clinical Research Training Program is a three-year program designed to develop independent and productive clinical scientists committed to addressing the rising burden of mental illness in global settings.

Faculty members


Directors

David C. Henderson, MD
Director, The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry
Director, Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program
Medical Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Gregory Fricchione, MD
Associate Chief of Psychiatry
Director, Division of Psychiatry and Medicine
Director, Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
Senior Scientist, The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Associate Director

Conall O’Cleirigh, PhD
Associate Director, Behavioral Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Research Scientist, Fenway Institute

Core Program Faculty

Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, ScM
Director, Adult Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Professor of Medical Anthropology
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Social Sciences MD-PhD Program
Harvard Medical School
Vice Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

Myron L. Belfer, MD, MPA
Senior Associate in Psychiatry
Co-Director, Global Mental Health Partnership Observership Program
Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Maurizio Fava, MD
Director, Division of Clinical Research of the MGH Research Institute
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Executive Director, Clinical Trials Network and Institute (CTNI)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

John Herman, MD
Associate Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR
Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

MGH Program Faculty:

David Bangsberg, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of the International Program, Harvard University Center for AIDS Research
Professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Eugene Beresin, MD, MA
Executive Director, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds
Senior Educator in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Theresa Betancourt, ScD, MA
Director of Research Programs on Children and Global Adversity
Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights
Harvard School of Public Health

Robert Birnbaum, MD, PhD
Director of Continuing Professional Development, Partners Healthcare
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Deborah Blacker, MD, ScD
Director, Gerontology Research Unit
Assistant Vice Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Co-director of the Clinical Core, Massachusetts Alzheimer Disease Research Center
Co-director for Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core
Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health

Christina P.C. Borba, PhD, MPH
Director of Research, Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Corinne Cather, PhD
Director of Psychology Services, Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Trina Chang MD, MPH
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Lee Cohen, MD
Director, Center for Women’s Mental Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Felton Earls, MD
Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine
Professor of Child Psychiatry and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Professor Emeritus of Human Behavior and Development
Harvard School of Public Health

Oliver Freudenreich, MD
Medical Director, MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Janina Galler, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Director, Barbados Nutrition Study

Byron Good, PhD
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Professor of Medical Anthropology
Harvard Medical School

Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH
Chief Academic Officer
Chief of the Division of Women’s Mental Health
Director, Clinical and Health Services Research and Education for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program
Mclean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Daphne Holt, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Arthur Kleinman, MD, MA
Director, Harvard Asia Center
Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
Professor of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

Snezana Milanovic, MD
Director for Metabolomics Research, MGH CTNI
Director, Global Developmental Psychiatry, MGH Global Psychiatry Program
Attending, MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program
Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Andrew Nierenberg, MD
Director, NIMH Bipolar Trials Network
Director of the Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dennis Norman, EdD, ABPP
Faculty Chair, Harvard University Native American Program
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Giuseppe Raviola, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Psychiatry Quality Program, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital
Director of Mental Health, Partners in Health

Joshua Roffman, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH
Chair and Director, Division of Public and Community Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Naomi Simon, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director of the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders
Massachusetts General Hospital

Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, MGH Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity
Director of Multicultural Studies and Director of Clinical Services, MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program

Norma Ware, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Michelle A. Williams, ScD
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Director, Population Health Research and Health Disparities Research Programs, Harvard Catalyst

Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
Chief of Psychology
Director of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Albert Yeung, MD, ScD
Director of Primary Care Research, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Co-Medical Director, South Cove Community Health Center Global Program Faculty:

Laila Asmal, MMed, FCPsych, MBChB
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Cyralene Bryce, DM, MBBS
Instructor in Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital Boston
Psychiatry Department Head
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados

Bonginkosi Chiliza, FCPsych, MBChB
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Senior Specialist Psychiatrist, Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa

Abebaw Fekadu, MD, PhD, MRCPsych, MSc
Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Visiting Senior Lecturer, King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, UK

Hetta Gouse, PhD, MA
Senior Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Charlotte Hanlon
Associate Professor and Programme Director for PhD programme in mental health epidemiology, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London

John A. Joska, MBChB, MMed (psych), PhD, FC Psych (SA)
Associate Professor Director, HIV Mental Health Research Unit Head, Division of Neuropsychiatry, University of Cape Town

Ashraf Kagee, PhD, MPH
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Sam Maling, MBChB, MMed, MPH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

Godfrey Rukundo, MBChB, MMed, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

Dan Stein, PhD, FRCPC, MBChB
Professor of Psychiatry
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
University of Cape Town, South Africa