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Byron J. Good

Byron J. Good, Ph.D., is Professor of Medical Anthropology and Director of Programs in Global Mental Health, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Good’s book, Medicine, Rationality and Experience: An Anthropological Perspective, was published by Cam¬bridge University Press in 1994. He is co-editor of Culture and Depression (1985), World Mental Health: Problems, Pri¬orities and Responses (1995), Clifford Geertz by his Colleagues (2003), Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations (2007), Postcolonial Disorders (2008), Culture and Panic Disorder (2009), and A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities (2010). He is former Editor-in-Chief of Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, and a current member of the editorial board of Early Intervention in Psychiatry. Prof. Good has conducted extensive research in Indonesia on early psychosis and on the development of mental health responses to those affected by the tsunami and by years of conflict in Aceh, Indonesia. He is Director of the Harvard Medical School/Fogarty International Center International Mental Health Training Program, in collaboration with the Shanghai Mental Health Center and the Peking University Institute of Mental Health. Prof. Good is director, with Dr. Eric Chen, of the International Pilot Study of the Onset of Schizophrenia, a multi-center study, and has a special interest in the onset and early experiences of psychosis, the relation of onset to course of schizophrenia in the context of Asian cultures, the development of family interventions to reduce stigma for psychotic illness, and the role of ‘implementation research’ in improving public mental health services as they brought from pilot phases to scale in Asian countries.