Global Mental Health @Harvard

GMH@Harvard Strategic Leadership

GMH@Harvard Steering Committee

The GMH@Harvard Steering Committee sets strategy, defines goals and objectives, designs activities, reviews progress and raises philanthropic support for the initiative. Current members are:

  • Vikram Patel (Chair), The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Anne Becker, Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Karestan Koenen, Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Giuseppe Raviola, Director, Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Director, Mental Health, Senior Health and Policy Advisor, Partners In Health
  • Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Michael Stein, Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability; Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Aisha Yousafzai, Associate Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Ingrid Katz, Associate Faculty Director, Harvard Global Health Institute; Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician in the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

GMH@Harvard Advisory Group 2021-2024

The GMH@Harvard Advisory Group guides and reviews progress of the initiative annually.
Current members include:

  • Arthur Kleinman (Chair), Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Social Anthropology Program Director, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
  • Emmanuel Akyeampong,
  • Margarita Alegria, Chief, Disparities Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Harry G. Lehnert, Jr. and Lucille F. Cyr Lehnert Endowed Chair, Mass General Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Stephen Bartels, Director, The Mongan Institute, James J. and Jean H. Mongan Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Jackie Bhabha, FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School
  • Joseph Gone, Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Gary Gottlieb, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; CEO, Partners in Health
  • Shelly Greenfield, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Chief Academic Officer, Chief, Division of Women’s Mental Health, and Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinical and Health Services Research Program, McLean Hospital
  • Steven Hyman, Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute; Principal Faculty, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
  • Matcheri Keshavan, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Harvard Medical School
  • Ron Kessler, McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Laura Kubzansky, Director, Society and Health Laboratory, Co-Director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
  • Cindy Liu, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, the Director of the Developmental Risk and Cultural Resilience Program within the Departments of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Elizabeth Lunbeck, Professor of the History of Science in Residence, Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Ellis Monk, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
  • Kerim Munir, Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
  • Henning Tiemeier, Professor of Social and Behavioral Science and the Sumner and Esther Feldberg Chair of Maternal and Child Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • John Weisz, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Advisory Group 2018-2021

The GMH@Harvard Advisory Group guides and reviews progress of the initiative annually. Members from the 2018-2021 Advisory group included:

Arthur Kleinman (Chair), Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Social Anthropology Program Director, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Emmanuel K. Akyeampong, Ellen Gurney Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies, Harvard University

Stephen Bartels, Director, The Mongan Institute, James J. and Jean H. Mongan Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Community Health, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jackie Bhabha, FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School

Wafaie Fawzi, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences, Professor of Nutrition, Epidemiology, and Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population Chair, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ashish Jha, Senior Associate Dean, Research Translation and Global Strategy, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

Joseph Gone, Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Gary Gottlieb, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; CEO, Partners in Health

Shelly Greenfield, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Chief Academic Officer, Chief, Division of Women’s Mental Health, and Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinical and Health Services Research Program, McLean Hospital

Steve Hyman, Director, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute; Principal Faculty, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Ron Kessler, McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School

Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Laura Kubzansky, Director, Society and Health Laboratory, Co-Director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Michele Lamont, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University

Elizabeth Lunbeck, Professor of the History of Science in Residence, Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Richard Mollica, Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Charles Nelson, Research Director, Division of Developmental Medicine and Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Jack Shonkoff, Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; Director, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

John Weisz, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

Lucie White, Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

David R. Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology, Harvard University

GMH@Harvard Ambassador Board

The GMH@Harvard Ambassador Board is comprised of early career professionals and students who are volunteers helping to build our GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard community. This group works closely with the GMH@Harvard Initiative Program Coordinator in connecting and building this global and local mental health interested community. 

Focused on events and communications activities these Ambassadors are helping to elevate the profile of mental health as a fundamental public good and a universal human right here at our University, in our local Boston city, and all over the world. 

Interested in getting involved? Email Initiative Program Coordinator: Juliana Restivo