Vikram Patel’s work focuses on the burden of mental health problems, their association with social disadvantage and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment. He is The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School, and he co-leads the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard initiative. He is a co-founder of the Movement for Global Mental Health, the Centre for Global Mental Health, the Mental Health Innovations Network and Sangath, a nonprofit that improves health care access in India. His awards include the Chalmers Medal, the Sarnat Prize, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize, an Honorary OBE and the John Dirk Canada Gairdner Award in Global Health. He was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year in 2015.
Dr. Vikram Patel
Co-founder, Movement for Global Mental Health