Dr. Patel Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 17, 2022
Dr. Vikram Patel, Lab Director, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. As described in the NAM press release, “Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.” 
Dr. Patel is one of 100 new members—all leading scholars in their fields—and has been recognized with the following election citation:
Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School, and professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. For scholarship on the burden and determinants of mental health problems in resource-poor settings — and on the deployment of community resources for their prevention, diagnosis, and care — has transformed policy and practice globally and driven the emergence of “global mental health” as a vibrant field of research, training, implementation, and advocacy.