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Brandon Kohrt Brandon Kohrt
Charles and Sonia Akman Professor of Global Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of Global Health (Secondary)

Office Phone: 202-741-2900
Email: Email
Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


  • MD, Emory, 2009
  • PhD, Emory, 2009


Brandon Kohrt, MD, PhD, an anthropologist and psychiatrist, holds the Charles and Sonia Akman Professorship in Global Psychiatry at George Washington University, where he is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health and Director of the Division of Global Mental Health. Dr. Kohrt has worked with children and families affected by war and political violence, disasters, and other forms of adversity in Nepal, Haiti, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Brazil, and Mongolia. Dr Kohrt has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Fulbright Program, the United Kingdom Medical Research Council, the World Health Organization, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Kohrt serves as the Scientific Co-Chair of the Health Research in Humanitarian Crises initiative at the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health. He is also the scientific advisor for the World Health Organization’s EQUIP program which is establishing global competency standards for non-specialists delivering psychological interventions.

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