Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD
George Washington University
Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, holds the Charles and Sonia Akman Professorship in Global Psychiatry at George Washington University, where he is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Global Health, and Anthropology, and Director of the Division of Global Mental Health. He directs the Global Mental Health EQUITY Lab. Dr. Kohrt has worked with children and families affected by war and political violence, disasters, and other forms of adversity during humanitarian emergencies. Since 2006, he has served as technical advisor to Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal where he worked to develop and implement mental health and psychosocial support programs for former child soldiers and earthquake survivors. Dr. Kohrt has worked with The Carter Center Mental Health Program in Liberia, where he designed anti-stigma programs to increase utilization of mental health services. He is also the scientific lead for the World Health Organization/UNICEF Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support (EQUIP) initiative to establish competency frameworks and assessments for providers of psychological and other mental health services around the world. Dr. Kohrt has more than 180 peer reviewed publications including in JAMA, Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the British Journal of Psychiatry, and Psychiatric Services. He has co-edited the books, Global Mental Health: Anthropological Perspectives, and Global Mental Health Ethics.