Derri Shtasel, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Psychiatry, Research Institute
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
|MPH Harvard T. H Chan School of Public Health 2000|
|MD Temple University School Of Medicine 1979|
Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH serves as the Michele and Howard J. Kessler Chair and Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Public and Community Psychiatry, and is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Her work focuses on strengthening relationships among community providers and hospital-based programs, enhancing resident and medical student education in community psychiatry, increasing access to care for underserved populations, and creating academic-community collaborations as a platform for integrated service delivery models and research. She provides direct clinical care as a provider with Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.
From 2012-2017, Dr Shtasel also served as the founding Executive Director of the Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership. This Center linked community health centers to academic medicine through developing and implementing community-based, post-residency leadership training programs for mission-driven physicians and nurse practitioners from all primary care disciplines.
Dr Shtasel is a graduate of Swarthmore College, Temple University School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed residency training in Psychiatry at New York University/Bellevue Hospital. She is a recipient of an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She is the 2014 recipient of the Dr Jim O’Connell award from Boston Healthcare for the Homeless as well as the 2014 and 2017 MGH Department of Psychiatry Mentorship Award.