Alexander Tsai
Secondary Faculty

Alexander Tsai

Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology


Other Positions

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Psychiatry-Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Awards and Honors

Laughlin Fellowship, American College of Psychiatrists

Excellence in Mentoring Award (Young Mentor Award), Harvard Medical School

Exceptional Mentorship in Research Award, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Society for Clinical Investigation

Stephanie Robert Mentoring Award, Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science


Research priorities to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries.

Polašek O, Wazny K, Adeloye D, Song P, Chan KY, Bojude DA, Ali S, Bastien S, Becerra-Posada F, Borrescio-Higa F, Cheema S, Cipta DA, Cvjetkovic S, Castro LD, Ebenso B, Femi-Ajao O, Ganesan B, Glasnovic A, He L, Heraud JM, Igwesi-Chidobe C, Iversen PO, Jadoon B, Karim AJ, Khan J, Biswas RK, Lanza G, Lee SW, Li Y, Liang LL, Lowe M, Islam MM, Marušic A, Mshelia S, Manyara AM, Htay MN, Parisi M, Peprah P, Sacks E, Akinyemi KO, Shahraki-Sanavi F, Sharov K, Rotarou ES, Stankov S, Supriyatiningsih W, Chan BT, Tremblay M, Tsimpida D, Vento S, Glasnovic JV, Wang L, Wang X, Ng ZX, Zhang J, Zhang Y, Campbell H, Chopra M, Cousens S, Krstic G, Macdonald C, Mansoori P, Patel S, Sheikh A, Tomlinson M, Tsai AC, Yoshida S, Rudan I.

J Glob Health. 2022. 12:09003. PMID: 35475006


No mental health benefit from fish oil

In spite of conventional wisdom that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can protect against depression, a large new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found no such benefit. Researchers examined the link between suicide…

Research team corroborates Darfur abuse allegations

After reviewing and analyzing medical records, researchers say they’ve corroborated allegations by Darfur civilians who say they were tortured, sexually assaulted, or otherwise abused by Sudanese government or Janjaweed forces in the Darfur region of Sudan. The research…