Vikram Patel

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Vikram Patel (Vikram Harshad Patel) was born on 5 May, 1964 in Mumbai, India. Discover Vikram Patel’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

Popular AsVikram Harshad Patel
Age56 years old
Zodiac SignTaurus
Born5 May 1964
Birthday5 May
BirthplaceMumbai, India

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Patel’s work spans a wide variety of topics and disciplines including, but not limited to, epidemiology, medicine, psychology, disability, neurological disease, Non-communicable diseases, public health, substance abuse, economic evaluation, and implementation research. His primary interest, however, is in global mental health, specifically the improved treatment and care of people with mental disorders around the globe. His work has been financially supported by the London-based biomedical research charity The Wellcome Trust since 1996 where he has served as Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science since 2005.


He currently serves on four Government of India committees: the Mental Health Policy Group (which drafted India’s first national mental health policy, launched on October 10, 2014); the National Rural Health Mission ASHA Mentoring Group; the National Human Rights Commission Core Committee on Health; and the Technical Advisory Group of the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram. He was Founding and Joint Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health, a partner of the LSHTM with Kings Health Partners, until handing over the role to Professor Ricardo Araya in October 2014. He is currently Joint Director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at the Public Health Foundation of India located in New Delhi. He serves on three WHO Committees, which include: Mental Health; Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health; and EMRO Mental Health. And he served as co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health of the National Institute for Mental Health.

Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply. Vikram Patel outlines a highly promising approach — training members of communities to give mental health interventions, empowering ordinary people to care for others.


Patel has spent much of his career in trying to educate people on the nature and importance of global mental health. In 2012, he played an integral role in the establishment of Sangath’s Masters in Global Mental Health program, which is jointly run with the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is presently the chair for the Exam Board of the same program and has helped to design and teach many of the core modules within the program. One week out of the year, he teaches an intensive Short Course on Research Methods in Global Mental Health in London to aspiring global health workers; this program is also jointly run with the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Aside from academic forms of teaching, he also has given over a dozen auditorium speeches, including a global conference in 2012 in association with TED. Patel’s philosophy towards global mental health and its potential treatments can be succinctly summarized in the following quote extracted from his 2012 TED talk introduction:


Patel has also served as editor for several major medical publications including the influential Lancet series on global mental health in 2007 and 2011 (as well as universal health care in India again in 2011), the PLoS Medicine series on packages of care for mental disorders in 2009, and the series on Global Mental Health Practices in 2012 and onwards. He was also editor of the International Journal of Epidemiology series on global mental health and psychiatric epidemiology in 2014. And as of recent, he is the editor of two Oxford University Press textbooks on global mental health titled “Global Mental Health: Principles and Practice” and “Global Mental Health Trials”.

In 2007, he played a key role in setting up the new Movement for Global Mental Health, a global coalition of professionals and civilian volunteers working together to assist those affected by mental illness, by helping to promote as editor the 2011 Lancet series’ Call to Action. The movement has since amassed over 10,000 individuals working with over 200 institutions around the world. And as co-chair of the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health, Patel has recently led efforts to identify promising research opportunities and priorities in global mental health.


In 2003, he wrote the book “Where There Is No Psychiatrist,” a mental health care manual primarily used in developing countries by non-specialist health workers and volunteers. It has since been translated into fifteen languages.


In 1997, he and several local colleagues founded Sangath, a mental health research NGO located in Goa that works with the LSHTM on multiple projects focusing on child development, adolescent health, and mental health. In 2008, Sangath won the MacArthur Foundation’s International Prize for Creative and Effective Institutions and is now using the grant money to pioneer various ways in which task-sharing in mental health care can be properly distributed between primary care professionals and community based workers. Sangath is now ranked amongst India’s leading public health research institutions.


Patel was educated at the University of Mumbai, (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, 1987) the University of Oxford (Master of Science, 1989) and the University of London where he was awarded a PhD in 1997 for research on mental disorders in Harare.


Vikram Harshad Patel FMedSci (born May 5, 1964) is an Indian psychiatrist and researcher best known for his work on child development and mental disability in low-resource settings. He is the Co-Founder and former Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Co-Director of the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions at the Public Health Foundation of India, and the Co-Founder of Sangath, an Indian NGO dedicated to research in the areas of child development, adolescent health and mental health. Since 2016 he has been Pershing Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine of Harvard Medical School in Boston. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowship in 2015. In April 2015, he was listed as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME magazine.