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Emily E. Haroz, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2015
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2011
MA, Columbia University, 2009
BA, University of Puget Sound, 2004


My research focuses on mental health services for low-resource and underserved populations both globally and domestically. I specialize in Global Mental Health and more recently through my joint appointment with the Center for American Indian Health, mental and behavioral health programs in American Indian communities. My training is in psychiatric epidemiologic methods, including a background in advanced measurement models using structural equation modeling and Item Response Theory approaches. I have a strong interest in implementation science, and applying innovative and rigorous methods to the complicated questions involved in this type of research.

  • Global Mental Health
  • American Indian Health
  • Native Health
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Measurement Methods

My research has primarily focused on cross-cultural mental health treatment, measurement, and implementation science. Here are a couple of examples of my work:

  • Haroz, E. E., Ritchey, M., Bass, J. B., Kohrt, B., Augustinavicius, J., Michalopoulous, L., ... & Bolton, P. (2016). How is depression experienced around the world? A systematic review of qualitative literature. Social Science & Medicine.
  • Haroz, E. E., Bolton, P., Gross, A., Chan, K. S., Michalopoulos, L., & Bass, J. (2016). Depression symptoms across cultures: an IRT analysis of standard depression symptoms using data from eight countries. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology, 51(7), 981-991
  • Kaiser, B. N., Haroz, E. E., Kohrt, B. A., Bolton, P. A., Bass, J. K., & Hinton, D. E. (2015). “Thinking too much”: A systematic review of a common idiom of distress. Social Science & Medicine, 147, 170-183.
  • Bolton, P., Lee, C., Haroz, E. E., Murray, L., Dorsey, S., Robinson, C., ... & Bass, J. (2014). A transdiagnostic community-based mental health treatment for comorbid disorders: development and outcomes of a randomized controlled trial among Burmese refugees in Thailand. PLoS Med, 11(11), e1001757.
  • Haroz, E. E., Bass, J. K., Lee, C., Murray, L. K., Robinson, C., & Bolton, P. (2014). Adaptation and testing of psychosocial assessment instruments for cross-cultural use: an example from the Thailand Burma border. BMC psychology, 2(1), 1.