Bibhav Acharya, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||401 Parnassus Ave, LangPorter|
San Francisco CA 94143
|UCSF||Residency||Department of Psychiatry|
|UCSF||Certificate Program in Implementation Science||Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics|
|Yale University||M.D.||School of Medicine|
|UCSF Department of Psychiatry||2015||Academic Scholarship Award|
|UCSF Chancellor’s Office||2014||Thomas N. Burbridge Award for Public Service|
|UCSF Department of Psychiatry||2014||Medical Student Teaching Award|
|UCSF Department of Psychiatry||2013||Medical Student Teaching Award|
|American Psychiatric Association||2013
||2015||American Psychiatric Leadership Fellow|
|Arnold P. Gold Foundation||2011||Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award|
|Haverford College ||2011||Young Alumni Award for Excellence in Leadership|
|Howard Hughes Medical Institute||2006||Howard Hughes Science and Society Scholar|
Bibhav Acharya (bee-vub aa-char-yuh) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on developing and testing healthcare delivery systems that expand access to mental health care while maintaining quality in low-resource settings. He is studying adaptation and implementation of collaborative mental health care model where mental health services are provided by non-specialists (primary care providers and other clinicians) under training and support from mental health specialists.
He is the founding Director of UCSF Psychiatry HEAL fellowship in global mental health (http://tiny.ucsf.edu/GMH), which trains psychiatrists as leaders in clinical practice, capacity building, health systems-strengthening and health services research in low-resource settings in the United States (Navajo Nation) and abroad (rural Nepal).
He is the co-founder and mental health advisor of Possible (www.possiblehealth.org), a non-profit organization that has been providing health services in rural Nepal since 2008 in partnership with the Nepali Government. The health system employs over 200 staff members and sees over 500 patients a day in Achham, a remote district in Nepal where the nearest psychiatrist and airport are 12 hours away, and in Dolakha, where 85% of the healthcare infrastructure was destroyed by the earthquake in 2015. He conducts implementation science research in mental health services at Possible (http://hsdg.partners.org/team/).
He is the co-founder and the Executive Director of Shared Minds (sharedminds.org), a non-profit organization that develops and disseminates culturally-appropriate, evidence-based clinical training and supervision for clinicians in Nepal.
Bibhav was born and raised in Nepal and arrived in the United States to attend Haverford College on a full scholarship. He was a Howard Hughes Science and Society Scholar in public health studying HIV interventions in Thailand. He has conducted research for the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute to improve the quality of care for federally-funded HIV services. He received his M.D. from Yale University and residency training in general adult psychiatry from University of California San Francisco. He has conducted research under NIMH-R25 and has completed a certificate program in Implementation Science from UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
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