Dr. Vikram Patel is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He holds Honorary Professorships at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Public Health Foundation of India, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is a co-founder of Sangath, co-founder of the Movement for Global Mental Health, and a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences. His work focuses on the burden of mental disorders, their association with social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment.
Dr. Patel has served on several WHO expert and Government of India committees, including the WHO High Level Independent Commission for Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health. Dr. Patel holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. In addition, he holds an Honorary Doctorate from Georgetown University and an Honorary OBE from the UK Government.