Alexander Tsai, MD, PHD
Research Scientist

Dr. Alexander Tsai is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Director for Trainee Development in the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry; and a faculty affiliate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Through his research, he seeks to understand how large-scale social forces such as violence, stigma, and food and water insecurity conspire to undermine health and mental health among the poor and excluded. His principal research platform is a population-based social network cohort in rural Uganda. In 2011, Dr. Tsai received the American Psychiatric Association’s Health Services Research Early Career Award, which is given annually to a single psychiatrist under the age of 40. Prior to his appointment at Mass General, he completed a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and his residency training in general adult psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco.

Please see Dr. Tsai’s Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.