- Training Directors
- Integration of Psychiatry into Primary Care
- Annual Meeting Committee
- Global Health Committee
- Membership Committee
- Research & Scholarly Activities Committee
- Communications Committee
- Outreach & Advocacy Committee
- Medical Student Committee
- Early Career Physician Committee
Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD is The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an adjunct professor and joint director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at the Public Health Foundation of India, honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (where he co-founded the Centre for Global Mental Health in 2008), and is a co-founder of Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the WHO Public Health Champion of India award in 2016.He is a fellow of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences and has served on several WHO expert and Government of India committees. His work on the burden of mental disorders, their association with poverty and social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for the delivery of interventions for their prevention and treatment has been recognized by the Chalmers Medal (Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK), the Sarnat Medal (US National Academy of Medicine), an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize (the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation), an honorary OBE from the UK Government and the Posey Leadership Award (Austin College). He also works in the areas of child development and adolescent health. He was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year in 2015.
Colin Smith, MD is currently a resident in Duke’s combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry residency. He earned a bachelor of science in Biology-Neuroscience from Sacred Heart University and his MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences under the aegis of the Indian Health Service. He is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Colin is investigating racial disparities in mental health services at Duke University Hospital.
Dr. Tony Thrasher is a board-certified psychiatrist employed as the medical director for the Crisis Services branch of the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. He received his psychiatric training from Washington University in St. Louis / Barnes Jewish Hospital.He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and he currently serves as the Milwaukee Chapter President for the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association (WPA). Additionally, he enjoys teaching in a volunteer academic position with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and serving as the President Elect for the National American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP). Looking into 2021, Dr. Thrasher is the editor for Oxford Press pending new publication….. “Primer on Emergency Psychiatry.”Most recently, he was awarded the Golden Apple Teaching Award by the MCW Department of Psychiatry as well as being recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Milwaukee Magazine for 2018. He is also proud to lead a multidisciplinary state wide task force encompassing leaders in both psychiatry and emergency medicine (WPA / WACEP) to address system improvements for the patient experience and other stakeholders!
Martha Ward, MD, is the first graduate of Emory’s combined training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. She joined Emory faculty shortly after residency, with appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and General Internal Medicine. With the assistance from the Fitzgerald Foundation, Dr. Ward created a collaborative primary care clinic located in the Behavioral Health Outpatient center at Grady Memorial Hospital. In this clinic, she serves the complex medical and psychiatric needs of patients that previously had no continuity of medical care, and provides a unique training opportunity for students and residents. Dr. Ward’s clinical and research interests are in systems of integrated care and the role of psychiatrists in addressing physical wellness.
Dr. Joseph Bennin is a Specialist Physician and medical entrepreneur.
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