Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR, is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 1981, Dr. Mollica and HPRT have pioneered the medical and mental health care of survivors of mass violence and torture in the U.S. and abroad. Under his direction, the HPRT conducts clinical, training, policy, and research activities for populations affected by mass violence around the world. He is currently active in clinical work, research, and the development of a Global Mental Health curriculum, focusing on trauma and recovery. The Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery certificate program at HMS is the first of its kind in global mental health and post- conflict/disaster care. The program now has 1000 alumni working in over 85 countries. Dr. Mollica also co-founded with his Italian colleagues the Italian National Trauma Center (INTC). The INTC focuses on recovery in the central Italian earthquake zone (Norcia) and on care of COVID-19 survivors (Rome). Dr. Mollica has published over 160 scientific manuscripts. His first book was Healing Invisible Wounds: Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World (2006), and his most recent book is A Manifesto: Healing a Violent World (2018).
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