Transforming mental health care: Lessons from the global south Professor Vikram Patel, Harvard Medical School
About the speaker
Professor Vikram Patel is a world-renowned psychiatrist.
Vikram is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School. He holds Honorary Professorships at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Public Health Foundation of India. He is a co-founder of the Centre for Global Mental Health (at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the WHO Public Health Champion of India prize and the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions.
He is a Fellow of the UK's Academy of Medical Sciences and co-led the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health & Sustainable Development (2018) and the Lancet-World Psychiatric Association Commission on Depression (2022); he serves as co-chair of the Lancet Citizens Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System.
He has been awarded the Chalmers Medal, the Sarnat Prize, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize, the Klerman Senior Investigator Prize, an OBE and the John Dirk Canada Gairdner Award in Global Health.