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Brandon A. Kohrt, MD, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health
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Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
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Campus Mail: DUMC Box 90519, 213 Trent Hall, 310 Trent Driv, Durham, NC 27708

Brandon Kohrt is a medical anthropologist and psychiatrist who completed his MD-PhD at Emory University in 2009. He is currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Global Health, and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Dr. Kohrt has worked in Nepal since 1996 researching and aiding victims of war including child soldiers. Since 2006 has worked with Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Nepal. Dr. Kohrt has been a consultant to The Carter Center Mental Health Program Liberia Initiative since 2010. Dr. Kohrt is the component lead for the Grand Challenges Canada funded Mental Health Beyond Facilities (mhBeF) program in Nepal, Liberia, and Uganda. Dr. Kohrt has published scientific articles and book chapters about mental health among conflict- and disaster-affected populations in Nepal, Liberia, and Haiti. Dr. Kohrt has collaborated on numerous documentary films about human rights and global health including Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal’s Maoist Army.  

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2009
  • M.D., Emory University, 2009

Publications

Wahid, Syed Shabab, Malabika Sarker, ASM Easir Arafat, Arifur Rahman Apu, and Brandon A. Kohrt. “Tension and Other Idioms of Distress Among Slum Dwelling Young Men: A Qualitative Study of Depression in Urban Bangladesh.” Cult Med Psychiatry, July 30, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-021-09735-4.

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Weiss, Mitchell G., Neil Krishan Aggarwal, Ana Gómez-Carrillo, Brandon Kohrt, Laurence J. Kirmayer, Kamaldeep S. Bhui, Robert Like, et al. “Culture and Social Structure in Comprehensive Case Formulation.” J Nerv Ment Dis 209, no. 7 (July 1, 2021): 465–66. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000001346.

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Mistry, Amit S., Brandon A. Kohrt, Blythe Beecroft, Nalini Anand, and Iman Nuwayhid. “Correction to: Introduction to collection: confronting the challenges of health research in humanitarian crises.” Confl Health 15, no. 1 (June 17, 2021): 49. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-021-00383-4.

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Taylor Salisbury, Tatiana, Brandon A. Kohrt, Ioannis Bakolis, Mark Jd Jordans, Louise Hull, Nagendra P. Luitel, Paul McCrone, et al. “Adaptation of the World Health Organization Electronic Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide App for Mobile Devices in Nepal and Nigeria: Protocol for a Feasibility Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” Jmir Res Protoc 10, no. 6 (June 15, 2021): e24115. https://doi.org/10.2196/24115.

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Wahid, Syed Shabab, John Sandberg, Malabika Sarker, ASM Easir Arafat, Arifur Rahman Apu, Atonu Rabbani, Uriyoán Colón-Ramos, and Brandon A. Kohrt. “A distress-continuum, disorder-threshold model of depression: a mixed-methods, latent class analysis study of slum-dwelling young men in Bangladesh.” Bmc Psychiatry 21, no. 1 (June 4, 2021): 291. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-021-03259-2.

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Zajkowska, Zuzanna, Annabel Walsh, Valentina Zonca, Nancy Gullett, Gloria A. Pedersen, Christian Kieling, Johnna R. Swartz, et al. “A systematic review of the association between biological markers and environmental stress risk factors for adolescent depression.” Journal of Psychiatric Research 138 (June 2021): 163–75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.04.003.

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Latham, Rachel M., Christian Kieling, Louise Arseneault, Thiago Botter-Maio Rocha, Andrew Beddows, Sean D. Beevers, Andrea Danese, et al. “Childhood exposure to ambient air pollution and predicting individual risk of depression onset in UK adolescents.” J Psychiatr Res 138 (June 2021): 60–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.03.042.

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Kola, Lola, Eliza Yee Lai Cheung, Julian Eaton, Charlotte Hanlon, and Brandon A. Kohrt. “COVID-19 and global mental health - Authors' reply.” Lancet Psychiatry 8, no. 6 (June 2021): 459–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00169-3.

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Kohrt, Brandon A. “COVID-19 and global mental health.” Lancet Psychiatry 8, no. 6 (June 2021): 456. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00073-0.

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Kola, Lola, Brandon A. Kohrt, Charlotte Hanlon, John A. Naslund, Siham Sikander, Madhumitha Balaji, Corina Benjet, et al. “COVID-19 mental health impact and responses in low-income and middle-income countries: reimagining global mental health.” Lancet Psychiatry 8, no. 6 (June 2021): 535–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(21)00025-0.

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