Vikram Patel, PhD
Psychological Treatments for the World
Dr. Vikram Patel is the first Pershing Square Professor of Global Health with the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University. He is a co-founder of Sangath, an Indian NGO which works in the fields of child development, adolescent health and mental health. He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and serves on two WHO expert committees: for mental health, and for maternal, child and adolescent health. He has served on several Government of India committees including the Core Committee on Health of the National Human Rights Commission and the Mental Health Policy Group.
He is a recipient of the Chalmers Medal from the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (UK), the Sarnat Medal from the US Institute of Medicine, an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown University, the Chanchlani Global Health Research Award from McMaster University and an Honorary OBE from the UK Government. He was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year in 2015.
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