Vikram Patel

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Patel is a Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is a trained psychiatrist with a special interest in global mental health. Dr. Patel is the Joint Director of the Center for Global Mental Health, a partnership with Kings Health Partners and the LSHTM. In 2011, Dr. Patel was appointed to the Government of India’s Mental Health Policy group tasked with developing India’s first national mental health policy and recommending the design of the National Mental Health Program.

Dr. Patel is the co-founder of Sangath, a Goa-based NGO that promotes health with a focus on child development, adolescent and youth health, and mental health. Sangath won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize in 2008. Dr. Patel was also an editor of the Lancet series on global mental health in 2007, with a follow up series in 2011.

Chapters Authored

Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders