Maria Catherine Prom, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Maria Prom
801 Massachusetts Ave


Dr. Maria Prom currently serves as the Director of the Boston Medical Center/Boston University Medical Center Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities. She is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist and global mental health researcher and educator focused on addressing mental health disparities, locally and internationally. Her interests include mental health care systems and services development in under-resourced settings, integrated mental health care, and sociocultural psychiatry. Dr. Prom has collaborated globally since 2010 in the areas of research, education, service delivery, and capacity building. Her current work is focused on the development of integrated mental health care and the sustainable training of non-mental health professionals in Peru. Dr. Prom received her MD and Certificate in Global Health from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed adult psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)/McLean Hospital and Consultation-Liaison Fellowship at MGH. She went on to complete the NIMH-funded Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian SOM/MGH Global Psychiatry Clinical Research Fellowship and was the Assistant Director of Training Development and Research for the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Other Positions

  • Director, Global and Local Center for Mental Health Disparities, Boston Medical Center


  • Vanderbilt University, MD
  • Carleton College, BA


  • Published on 3/14/2022

    Prom MC, Denduluri A, Philpotts LL, Rondon MB, Borba CPC, Gelaye B, Byatt N. A Systematic Review of Interventions That Integrate Perinatal Mental Health Care Into Routine Maternal Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Front Psychiatry. 2022; 13:859341. PMID: 35360136.

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  • Published on 9/17/2021

    Levey EJ, Onyeaka H, Bartles SM, Sanchez Calderon E, Sanchez SE, Prom MC, Fesseha EM, Gelaye B. Mobile Technology Access and Use Among Adolescent Mothers in Lima, Peru: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Pediatr Parent. 2021 Sep 17; 4(3):e30240. PMID: 34533473.

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  • Published on 5/28/2021

    Hook K, Carroll HA, Louis EF, Prom MC, Stanton AM, Bogdanov S, Chiliza B, Freier LF, Rukundo GZ, Ghebrehiwet S, Borba CPC, Fricchione GL, Henderson DC. Global mental health: the role of collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2021; 8:e20. PMID: 34192003.

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  • Published on 11/25/2020

    Prom MC, Canelos V, Fernandez PJ, Gergen Barnett K, Gordon CM, Pace CA, Ng LC. Implementation of Integrated Behavioral Health Care in a Large Medical Center: Benefits, Challenges, and Recommendations. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2021 07; 48(3):346-362. PMID: 33241465.

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  • Published on 2/1/2019

    Prom MC. Facing diabetes: A guide for psychiatric providers. Psychiatric Annals. 2019; 49(2):60-64.

  • Published on 12/18/2018

    Eappen BS, Aguilar M, Ramos K, Contreras C, Prom MC, Scorza P, Gelaye B, Rondon M, Raviola G, Galea JT. Preparing to launch the 'Thinking Healthy Programme' perinatal depression intervention in Urban Lima, Peru: experiences from the field. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2018; 5:e41. PMID: 30637114.

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  • Published on 11/1/2014

    Prom MC, Stovall J, Bedregal LE, Phillips J, Davidson MA. Therapeutic alliance: satisfaction and attrition of patients from a mental health clinic in Ayacucho, Peru. Int Psychiatry. 2014 Nov; 11(4):95-97. PMID: 31507779.

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  • Published on 2/22/2010

    Lapid MI, Prom MC, Burton MC, McAlpine DE, Sutor B, Rummans TA. Eating disorders in the elderly. Int Psychogeriatr. 2010 Jun; 22(4):523-36. PMID: 20170590.

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