Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population
Global Health and Population
Pershing Square Professor of Global Health
Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Awards and Honors
Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (UK)
Academy of Medical Sciences (UK)
National Academy of Medicine (US)
100 most influential persons in the world
Principal Research Fellowship
Pardes Humanitarian Prize
Brain and Behaviour Foundation
Officer of the British Empire
Social Enterpreneur of the Year
Chanchlani Global Health Prize
Posey Global Leadership Award
A pilot study to evaluate feasibility and acceptability of training mental health workers in India to select case-specific intervention procedures within a dynamic modular treatment designed for a low-resource setting.
Knudsen KS, Becker KD, Guan K, Gellatly R, Patel VH, Malik K, Boustani MM, Mathur S, Chorpita BF.
J Eval Clin Pract. 2022 08. 28(4):531-541. PMID: 34622536
Lancet Psychiatry. 2021 03. 8(3):171-172. PMID: 33242399
Design process and protocol description for a multi-problem mental health intervention within a stepped care approach for adolescents in India.
Chorpita BF, Daleiden EL, Malik K, Gellatly R, Boustani MM, Michelson D, Knudsen K, Mathur S, Patel VH.
Behav Res Ther. 2020 10. 133:103698. PMID: 32858304
Patel V, Saxena S.
BMJ. 2019 Sep 23. 366:l4516. PMID: 31548204
Psychological treatments for depression among women experiencing intimate partner violence: findings from a randomized controlled trial for behavioral activation in Goa, India.
Patel AR, Weobong B, Patel VH, Singla DR.
Arch Womens Ment Health. 2019 12. 22(6):779-789. PMID: 31363925
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
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
Poverty and mental illness can go hand in hand, with financial troubles leading to depression and anxiety, which in turn can make it difficult for people to succeed financially.
A new commission jointly organized by The Lancet medical journal and Harvard’s Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute is studying how to bring universal health care to India within a decade.
The current social and political climate can give college students a sense of hopelessness.
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, 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…