Master of Public Health Student Profile

MPH student, clinical effectiveness concentration
Specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, Bepi sought to address a major public health concern—lack of access to mental health services. He decided to pursue an MPH knowing that the clinical effectiveness concentration would provide him with a better toolkit for developing and measuring safe, evidence-based, and cost-effective programs. He has used his training at HSPH to develop the new Psychiatry Quality Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, one of the first of its kind in the country.

Early in his career, Bepi became interested in global health and how to address mental disorders through nonspecialist providers such as community health workers. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he led an effort to respond to the country’s mental health needs, assembling and supporting local teams to develop viable and culturally sound systems of care with few available specialists. His education at HSPH enabled him and his team to track treatment and outcomes, and to use that information to integrate mental health care services into the country’s public health infrastructure. He has also developed innovative fellowship training programs in global mental health delivery and implementation science to support the creation of new career pathways in this innovative and important area.