Juliana Restivo

Juliana Restivo

Program Manager
Mental Health for All Lab
GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative

Juliana is the Program Manager for two mental health programs at Harvard Medical School, the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Initiative and the Mental Health for All Lab. For these two programs she is responsible for overseeing and managing the research program activities, proposed and current projects, events, multi-media communications, and supervision of staff and students. In this role she also collaborates with research staff at Sangath (Bhopal Hub), an NGO in India. on numerous research projects with the goal of integrating evidence-based treatments for depression in community based settings in areas with historically limited access to mental health care. One of these projects include the National Institute of Mental Health funded U19 Scale Up Hubs project, ESSENCE (Enabling translation of Science to Service to ENhance Depression CarE). In the ESSENCE project she worked with the team to develop and validate a multiple-choice measure to assess health worker competence to deliver a brief behavioral activation treatment for depression, as well as designed a remote coaching support implementation intervention to improve the integration of depression care screening in primary health care settings in Madhya Pradesh, India.

She received her MPH degree with a focus in Global Health from Boston University School of Public Health and her BS degree in Biology and Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. She has prior experience in health services research, social sciences, qualitative research methods, multi-media communications, higher education administration and data management. Her research and clinical interests include scaling up mental health services, family and cultural influences on mental health, postpartum/maternal mood and anxiety disorders, women’s mental health, trauma, gender differences in mental health, family therapy, and digital mental health. She is passionate about using research to inform clinical care practices and service delivery initiatives so that all individuals and families can maximize their quality of life and reach their full potential mentally and physically. Her career goals are to continue this work by pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. 

Prior to joining Harvard, Juliana worked in the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health as the Events and Communications Specialist and the Executive Assistant to the Chair of the Global Health Department. Originally from Long Island, New York, she also spent four years of her childhood living in Tokyo, Japan with her family. 


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