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Faculty & Staff Honors

Harvard: Vikram Patel Receives Award for Mental Health Research

Dr. Vikram Patel, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has received the 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award for his pioneering work in global mental health.

Dr. Patel’s research has shown that mental health problems are experienced everywhere, that they cause great harm, and that it’s possible to effectively treat people with mental illness even in regions with limited health and financial resources. He has championed the use of community health workers to deliver mental health care.

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