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Nhi-Ha (Nhi-Ha) Thuy Trinh, MD

  • Director of Multicultural Studies and Director of Clinical Services, MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program (DCRP)
  • Director, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Psychiatry Center for Diversity
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (HMS)


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Clinical Interests
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • Minority mental health
  • Disparities in mental health
Medical Education
  • MD, UC San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, McLean Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Vietnamese
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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Nhi-Ha Trinh MD MPH serves as the Director of Clinical Services and Multicultural Studies at the MGH Depression Clinical Research Program. Her work focuses on optimizing cultural sensitivity and humility in mental health care. She is a residency training mentor for the Mass General/McLean Adult Psychiatry Training Program and co-directs the residency’s longitudinal Sociocultural Psychiatry didactics series.   Dr. Trinh earned her MD at the University of California, San Francisco, and her MPH at the University of California at Berkeley, specializing in Epidemiology.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Trinh's academic work focuses on optimizing clinical care for underserved populations, improving the workplace climate around diversity, and  developing and testing curricula to address cultural issues in adult and geriatric psychiatry.


Trinh N et al (2003). Efficacy of Cholinesterase Inhibitors in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Functional Impairment in Alzheimer's Disease. JAMA; 289 (2): 210-216.

Trinh NH et al (2008). Ethics consultation to PACT teams: balancing client autonomy and clinical necessity. Harvard Review of Psychiatry; 16(6): 365-72.4.

Trinh NH et al, eds (2009). Handbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American Families. Humana Press: New York, NY.

Trinh NH et al. Examining the Role of Race and Ethnicity in Relapse Rates of Major Depressive Disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry (in press).


Depression Clinical and Research Program
One Bowdoin Square
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2790
Phone: 617-724-4279
Fax: 617-724-3028

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