Meet alumna Ana Progovac from HPM


Ana Progovac (HPM '15) completed her PhD in 2015 and is currently an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and senior scientist at the Health Equity Research Lab at Cambridge Health Alliance, which is a health system in Massachusetts serving Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's Metro North Region. Ana's research focuses primarily on improving the quality of mental health care in the U.S., with a focus on reducing disparities by race/ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic status. She's interested in various methods to reduce these disparities, including improving health system approaches to integrated mental and behavioral health care, improving patient-provider interactions, improved provider training in disparities, and reducing structural inequalities that contribute to these disparities. Ana's projects use a variety of research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods research, implementation research methods, and community-engaged research. She is interested in approaches to improve mental health that span across systems, and therefore enjoys collaborating with students, community members, other researchers, clinicians, administrators, and policy advocates.


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