Executive Committee

  • Janis H. Jenkins

    Janis H. Jenkins

    PhD, Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry, Director, Center for Global Mental Health, Advisory Board for Global Health Program


    Dr. Janis Hunter Jenkins is a psychological/medical anthropologist.  She received her PhD from UCLA and post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical School. She has been Principal Investigator for research on culture and mental health among adults and children, in socioeconomically disadvantaged regions for Mexican, Salvadoran, and Puerto Rican, and Hispano populations in the U.S. She is concerned with social and cultural processes that make a difference for the course and outcome of illness, and the central role of struggle in processes of living with conditions of mental illness and social adversity.

  • Thomas J. Csordas

    Thomas J. Csordas

    PhD, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, J.Y. Chan Chair in Global Health, Founding Director of the Global Health Program, Co-Director of the Global Health Institute


    Dr. Thomas Csordas is an anthropologist whose principal interests are in medical and psychological anthropology, comparative religion, anthropological theory, cultural phenomenology and embodiment, globalization, social change, language, and culture. He has been Principal Investigator for comparative healing systems of the Navajo Nation, Catholic Charismatic groups, and culturally diverse adolescents in New Mexico and Mexico.

  • David J. Grelotti

    David J. Grelotti

    MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Mental Health Services, Owens Clinic


    Dr. Grelotti received his MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and thereafter residency training at Harvard Medical School in the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital adult psychiatry and child psychiatry residency training programs. He was a Global Mental Health Delivery Fellow at Harvard Medical School, working in Haiti and South Africa to build mental health services in these resource-limited settings. His primary interests are in HIV psychiatry, global mental health, and medicinal cannabis.

  • Jyoti Mishra

    Jyoti Mishra

    PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Founding Co-Director of the Neural Engineering and Translation Labs (NEATLabs), Advisory Board for Global Health Program


    Dr. Mishra is a translational neuroscientist with expertise in attention learning and brain plasticity. Her research focuses on engineering and the translation of cognitive neurotechnologies from the lab to the community, in both local and global settings. She has expertise in mental health research with video games, cognitive training, mindfulness-based self- regulation training, brain computer interfaces and neurofeedback. Her current projects focus on child and adolescent populations—typically developing children, children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD), and children who have suffered early life adversity.