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Global Mental Health

Program Eligibility and Fellows


The NIH requires that all trainees be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Additional details on citizenship, training period, and aggregate duration of support are available in the NIH Grants Policy Statement. All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time (40 hours per week). Applicants can apply to any of the 3 GMH training grant coordinating departments (Mental Health, International Health, or Epidemiology). A diverse student population enriches our research community and the study of global mental health; minority candidates and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Predoctoral Fellows

Competitive applicants will have a demonstrated commitment to a career in global mental health, as evidenced by prior research and/or programmatic experience, publications, and recommendations. Prior experience working in low-resource contexts is preferred. All pre-doctoral applicants should apply directly to a PhD program in on of the three coordinating departments at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health through the school application portal, specifying in their application that they are interested in being considered for the training program in Global Mental Health. Applications are reviewed in January/February each year; the earliest date for funding to begin is July 1, with a usual start date in late August at the start of the academic year.

Postdoctoral fellows

Trainees must have received their doctorate (or medical) degree at the time of appointment, demonstrated a commitment to a career in Global Mental Health research, and have a record of academic excellence. Prior experience working in low-resource contexts is preferred. Applicants must show a desire and potential to become independent researchers in Global Mental Health research and practice as evidenced by: quality and productivity of the applicant's work to date (prior training, publications, recommendations); articulation of a specific area of interest in global mental health; and commitment to a research career. All postdoctoral applicants should apply directly through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health application portal.  For general information about Postdoctoral training at JHSPH please go to



For more information about current students, click here.

PT LePhuongThao (PT) Le, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee

Luke AldridgeLuke Aldridge, BA, MSc
Predoctoral Student

Shoshanna FineShoshanna Fine, AB, MPH
Predoctoral Student

Daniel LakinDaniel Lakin, BA, MA
Predoctoral Student

Dan's dissertation work explores issues related to men’s engagement with psychotherapy in low-income and humanitarian contexts. He is using pooled trial data from five countries, and qualitative interviews to identify individual characteristics that may be related to men initiating psychological care, and factors that may relate to men completing or dropping out of therapy. He believes that this information can be used to adapt, modify or develop treatment programs that take men’s specific therapeutic needs into consideration, and help guide more client-focused treatment for men. 

Molly LasaterMolly Lasater, MPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee

Georgia MichligGeorgia Michlig, MA
Predoctoral Student

Ohemaa PokuOhemaa Poku, BA, MPH
Predoctoral Student



For more information on our alumni, click here.

Masoumeh DejmanMasoumeh Dejman, MPH, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Alumna

Emily HarozEmily Haroz, MA, PhD
Postdoctoral Alumna

Sarah MurraySarah Murray, MSPH, PhD
Postdoctoral Alumna