Vikram Patel

Vikram Patel

Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population

Global Health and Population

Other Positions

Pershing Square Professor of Global Health


Harvard Medical School


The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development.

Patel V, Saxena S, Lund C, Thornicroft G, Baingana F, Bolton P, Chisholm D, Collins PY, Cooper JL, Eaton J, Herrman H, Herzallah MM, Huang Y, Jordans MJD, Kleinman A, Medina-Mora ME, Morgan E, Niaz U, Omigbodun O, Prince M, Rahman A, Saraceno B, Sarkar BK, De Silva M, Singh I, Stein DJ, Sunkel C, UnÜtzer J.

Lancet. 2018 10 27. 392(10157):1553-1598. PMID: 30314863

Time to deliver: report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs.

Nishtar S, Niinistö S, Sirisena M, Vázquez T, Skvortsova V, Rubinstein A, Mogae FG, Mattila P, Ghazizadeh Hashemi SH, Kariuki S, Narro Robles J, Adewole IF, Sarr AD, Gan KY, Piukala SM, Al Owais ARBM, Hargan E, Alleyne G, Alwan A, Bernaert A, Bloomberg M, Dain K, Frieden T, Patel VH, Kennedy A, Kickbusch I.

Lancet. 2018 07 21. 392(10143):245-252. PMID: 29866374


Why ‘deaths of despair’ are rising in the U.S.

November 26, 2019 – Since 2005, many leading causes of death, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and lung disease, have been decreasing. But deaths from drugs, alcohol, and suicide—what some call “deaths of despair”—have been on the rise.…

Vikram Patel receives award for mental health research

Vikram Patel, professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School (HMS), has received the…

Tackling perinatal depression with the help of peers

Two new research studies from India and Pakistan suggest that women without formal health training can help other women suffering from perinatal depression. Perinatal depression—depression that occurs during pregnancy or within the first year after a woman has…