Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Nepal
Research Topic: Exploring the role of Nepali traditional healers on mental well-being
Dr. Pham will spend his fellowship year with Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) in Kathmandu under the mentorship of Brandon Kohrt, MD and Rishav Koirala, MD. His research will investigate the therapeutic roles traditional healers play in treating mental well-being.
Dr. Pham is a PGY-4 psychiatry resident and Global Health Fellow at Duke University. He completed medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His volunteer experience during New Orleans’ 2005 Hurricane Katrina, research after Japan's 2011 triple disaster, and spirituality research within rural North Carolina has informed his current interest in meaning-making in low resource areas such as Nepal.
Following his fellowship, Dr. Pham aims to continue his work on spirituality, meaning-making, and post-disaster relief work in low-and middle-income countries and rural America.