Mental Health For All Lab
Gretchen is the Program Manager for two mental health programs at Harvard Medical School: the Mental Health For All Lab and the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative. As Program Manager of the Mental Health For All Lab, Gretchen oversees research program activities, proposed and current projects, events, communications, and supervision of staff and students. She collaborates with research partners and related institutions across Harvard and around the world. Her interests include the social determinants of health, health and human rights, gender and mental health, global health delivery, and qualitative research methodologies.
For more than a decade, Gretchen worked closely with the late Dr. Paul Farmer, serving as his Research and Writing Manager in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In this role, she led Dr. Farmer’s research and writing team, contributing to a range of projects focused on the social determinants of health and social inequalities, structural violence, health systems strengthening, and infectious disease, among other topics. Prior to joining Harvard Medical School, Gretchen was the Project Manager at the Program on International Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her graduate research examined barriers to health service delivery for sex workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Gretchen earned her Master of Science in Global Health and Population degree—with a concentration in Women, Gender, and Health—from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.