Nhi-Ha Trinh, M.D.


Associate Director of Hinton Society and Advisors
Harvard Medical School
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatrist
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD UC San Francisco School of Medicine 2002
asian americans; community mental health services; cross-cultural comparison; depression; electronic health records; hispanic americans; latino population; major depressive disorder; mental health research; patient rights; primary health care Dr. Trinh's research activities focus on cross-cultural psychiatry, disparities in minorities, and social determinants contributing to the risk and outcome of Major Depressive Disorder. As a clinician, she is committed to educating others about the importance of culture in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Since 2007, as director of the required sociocultural didactic seminar series for the third-year MGH psychiatry residents, Dr. Trinh teaches junior colleagues how to conduct a thorough cultural assessment with their patients. Dr. Trinh is co-principal investigator for a project entitled the [Culturally Focused Psychiatric (CFP) Consultation Service for Asian American and Latino American Primary Care Patients with Depression at MGH; this is a two-year project funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Chang? Program (2009-2011). She is currently also collaborating with other Harvard researchers on the Stirling County Study, a seminal longitudinal study in psychiatric epidemiology as well as on a retrospective study of rehabilitation, psychiatric, and occupational outcomes of the victims of the 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire.