Boston – March 13, 2022- Dr. Elizabeth Farrah Louis is a Haitian-American psychologist at Boston University Medical Campus and Boston Medical Center conducting global mental health research. She provides clinical work to refugees, asylum seekers and survivor of torture from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.
Since 2015, Dr. Louis has been engaged in extensive community-based work in Haiti focused on trauma, disaster relief, mental health, and training laypersons and health and mental health professionals. She is a recipient of the U.S. State Department Boren Fellowship while she lived in Haiti and worked with Zanmi Lasante/Partners in Health and grassroots organizations to address self-care, mental health literacy, and gender-based violence, and child development.
She has taught at a local university, a course on psychology and have been engaging in the train the trainer model with teachers, community members and leaders in different regions of Haiti. She recently completed the National Institutes of Health – Harvard University, Boston University, Fogarty Global Health Fellowship with Partners in Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima in Rwanda where she supported mental health service delivery and research initiatives; she co-wrote the Rwandan national COVID-19 mental health guidelines in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Louis serves on national and international boards with a focus on supporting and empowering underserved populations; she volunteers in communities around post-traumatic healing and racial reconciliation. She is a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant and advocates for marginalized populations.
Dr Elizabeth Farrah Louis was a guest on THE BRIDGE WITH JEAN-CLAUDE SANON this week.