Interested in getting involved with GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard? See below for current opportunities, including mental health-related fellowships, jobs, and other opportunities. You can also email us at GMH_Admin@hms.harvard.edu for more information.
Vacancies and opportunities
We're currently looking for student and trainee volunteers to help us plan next spring's GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Open Day. Email GMH_Admin@hms.harvard.edu to express your interest.
- Made possible through the generous support of Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke, AB’79, and her husband, T. Robert Burke, the fellowship was created to help launch and advance the careers of promising junior faculty in global health – which in almost 10 years, has done so for over 30 Harvard faculty! The Burke Global Health Fellowship offers two types of funding: research awards up to $75,000 and curriculum development and teaching awards up to $25,000. Harvard University junior faculty have through February 15, 2019 to submit their Letter of Intent (LoI). Following an intense review period in spring 2019, applicants will be notified if their LoI has been accepted and will be asked to submit a full proposal. If then awarded, Fellows will be provided their allotted funding from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.
- Seeking one research fellow (minimum 2-year term) with training in psychology, epidemiology, genetics and/or biostatistics to be involved in an interdisciplinary program of research on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in African populations. The fellow will be physically located in Boston, USA at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working closely with Dr. Karestan C. Koenen and her research group. The deadline for applying is February 15, 2019.
- Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
- The Dr. Mario Pagenel Fellowship in Global Mental Health Delivery provides an opportunity for career development in global mental health service delivery and research for post-graduate psychiatrists. Fellows develop expertise in the field while working in Haiti or Rwanda with Partners In Health (PIH) and in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Applications for the Dr. Mario Pagenel Global Health Fellowship in Haiti and Rwanda are currently being accepted. All applications are due by February 15, 2019 for a Summer 2019 start date. Interested? Please contact: Amruta Houde
- The funding will support pioneering research at early stages of development that focuses on positive health science or communication and translation sciences related to positive health science. All Harvard faculty, research scientists, and post-doctoral research scholars are eligible to apply. The deadline for applying is February 15, 2019. Interested? Please contact: Jaime Mchunu
- Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D. and Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Ph.D. are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with a longitudinal research project examining the development and neural bases of emotion processing. The overall goal of the project is to test the combined effects of neural, physiological, behavioral, and familial risk factors in early life on vulnerability to anxiety in early to middle childhood. Interested? Please contact: Finola Kane-Grade
- Join the collaborative platform for local, national and global investigators who have an interest in mental health services research and evaluation for ThriveNYC, the first large-scale city intervention in mental health of its kind. ThriveNYC – New York City’s citywide initiative to transform the mental health system and improve quality of and access to care for all New Yorkers. The I-Hub is a partnership between the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYC Office of the Mayor, and the Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH) at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.
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The Movement for Global Mental Health is a network of individuals and organisations that aim to improve services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries where effective services are often scarce. Two principles are fundamental to the Movement: scientific evidence and human rights.
The Center on the Developing Child’s diverse activities align around building a R&D (research and development) platform for science-based innovation, and transforming the policy and practice landscape that supports and even demands change. We do this because society pays a huge price when children do not reach their potential, because half a century of policies and programs have not produced breakthrough outcomes, and because dramatic advances in science are ready to be used to achieve a promising future for every child.
The Center for Women’s Mental Health at MGH provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), pregnancy-associated mood disturbance, postpartum psychiatric illness, and peri- and post- menopausal depression. Clinical care is complemented by research in each of these areas ranging from studies of a spectrum of treatments for women who suffer from PMDD, postpartum depression, and depression in menopause to longitudinal observational studies for women who suffer from mood disorders during pregnancy.
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Your solidarity will enable our vision to be realized. We need your support, in the form of your engagement, ideas and gifts, for our plans to:
1. Generate knowledge to promote innovative inter-disciplinary research to address the urgent challenges of prevention of mental health problems and the implementation of effective interventions at scale;
2. Create a virtual knowledge hub that serves as a global resource, where information about mental health and clinical skills are synthesized and disseminated to diverse communities and stakeholders;
3. Facilitate the establishment of a global financing mechanism for mental health;
4. Translate knowledge into action on the ground to support the scale-up of services to under-served communities in the US and around the world through creation of an expert technical support unit bridging expertise in research, education, service, advocacy and policy reform.
5. Build capacity to implement sustained, model mental health programs that integrate training and education research and service; 6. Build our academic community through development of a series of curated, annual events.
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