About speaker:

Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, holds the Charles and Sonia Akman Professorship in Global Psychiatry at George Washington University, where he is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Global Health, and Anthropology, and Director of the Division of Global Mental Health. Dr. Kohrt has worked with children and families affected by war and political violence, disasters, and other forms of adversity around the world. Dr. Kohrt’s work also addresses reducing stigma in healthcare settings to improve the quality of mental health services. He co-edited the book, Global Mental Health: Anthropological Perspectives.

Dr. Kohrt has worked in Nepal since 1996 and with Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal, he has worked on multiple projects to improve mental health services in rural areas of Nepal. His publications can be accessed here.