Public Health Scholar

Master of Public Health Public Health Scholar in Mental Health

Boston University School of Public Health

Residents may apply for the Nasir Khan Public Health Scholarship to fund a Master of Public Health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPHP) located on the Medical Campus. Residents may apply in the second year of training for matriculation into the BUSPH at the start of the third year of training. Completion of the Master degree takes place with the research component at Bedford VA under the direction of the VISN Area 1 Mental Health VISN Director and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Craig Coldwell MD, MPH. This fourth year research elective meets the research requirements for the Master degree.

The Nasir Khan Public Health Scholarship is generously donated to support resident education in public mental health by Nasir Khan MD, the CEO of Bournewood Hospital.

The most recent graduates of this program include Elvin Hernandez MD, MPH whose research led to being awarded the APA/ SAMSHA fellowship in Addictions. Dr. Hernandez translated some of his work at Bedford VA with the guidance of John Renner, MD [Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Director] to train psychiatrists in Puerto Rico to meet all the FDA requirements for buprenorphine treatment of opioid addictions.

Current awardee: Hamza Barmada, MD (PGY-4 resident) and Alison Tam MD (PGY-5 Community Psychiatry)