PHHP Research Day 2021

The College of Public Health & Health Professions recognizes the importance of providing a forum for our trainees to showcase their research. As a result, we are excited to welcome you to our first ever Virtual Research Day.

Speed Presentation Session

PHHP Research Day 2021

Abstract Submission

The Abstract Submission Deadline is December 18, 2020. Limit submission per presenter


Speed Presentations

Important Information

Each presenter will have a slide deck with your poster title, name, faculty mentor's name, overview, results and discussion. You are required to submit a 2-3 minute video presentation discussing these slides.


Timeline of Events (Events will be through Zoom)

February 11, 2021

  • 3:00-3: 3:00-3:15: Initial Welcome
  • 3:15-3:45: Speed Presentations (Concurrent) session 1*
  • 3:45-4:15: Speed Presentations (Concurrent) session 2*
  • 4:15-4:25: Break 1
  • 4:25-4:55: Speed Presentations (Concurrent) session 3*
  • 4:55-5:00: Break 2
  • 5:00: Keynote Introduction
  • 5:05-5:45: Keynote Presentation “Transforming mental health globally”
  • 5:45-6:00: Awards Ceremony 1

*= Virtual attendance is required for graduate/postdoctoral presenters

Zoom links: Forthcoming

Keynote Speaker

Lecture Title: Transforming mental health globally

The presentation will address how a large body of implementation science is demonstrating the ways in which mental health care can embrace diverse experiences and deploy existing resources in the community to prevent mental health problems and facilitate recovery in the least resourced contexts. These approaches are particularly urgent to scale up as the world faces a possible escalation in mental health problems due to the worsening social determinants resulting from the pandemic.


Vikram Patel
Vikram Patel, MBSS, PhD

Vikram Patel, MBSS, PhD is the Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He co-leads the GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard initiative. His work has focused on the burden of mental health problems, their association with social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment.

He is a co-founder of the Movement for Global Mental Health, the Centre for Global Mental Health (at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), the Mental Health Innovations Network, and Sangath, an Indian NGO which won the WHO Public Health Champion of India prize. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Medical Sciences and has served on the Committee which drafted India’s first National Mental Health Policy and the WHO High Level Independent Commission for NCDs.

He has been awarded the Chalmers Medal, the Sarnat Prize, the Pardes Humanitarian Prize, an Honorary OBE and the John Dirk Canada Gairdner Award in Global Health. He was listed in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential persons of the year in 2015.

PHHP Research Day 2021 Awards

The Research Committee will award travel awards up to 3 graduate students from both the Public Health & the Health Professions sections of the College, for a total of 6 awards. Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows are not eligible to receive travel awards. These awards recognize and support candidates who are conducting innovative research as it pertains to both Public Health & Health Professions.

PHHP Research Day 2020

To view last year’s activities & awardees.