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Tony Pham, MD

Global Health Resident

Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Summary

Tony Pham is a psychiatry and global health resident who is completing a Master of Science in Global Health at Duke.  Dr. Pham started as a disaster relief volunteer following Hurricane Katrina.  It was in this setting that he grew into the field of disaster mental health. To continue his volunteer efforts, he attended medical school at Tulane University where he focused his interests on resilience within the local Vietnamese population.  Dr. Pham later transitioned to working in Japan with survivors of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster.  The collaborative effort involved 9/11 survivors who traveled to Japan on a mission of community outreach.  The study was the first of its kind to explore exchanges between survivors of different disasters.  As a Global Health Resident, Dr. Pham will work under the mentorship of Dr. Brandon Kohrt at the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization in Nepal where he will examine the impact of meaning making techniques and spirituality on those affected by the 2015 Nepal earthquake.  

Publications:

Phoebe Prioleau, Tony Pham, David Anderson, Robert Yanagisawa, Kanako Taku, Meriam Lobel, and Craig Katz. 2016. 3/11 and 9/11: A Multi-faceted Investigation of a Survivor Exchange Program. Mental Health and Social Issues Following a Nuclear Accident (pp.83-97). Springer Japan 2014

Fligelman B, Pham T, Bryson EO, Majeske M, Kellner CH. Resolution of Acute Suicidality After a Single Right Unilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy. J ECT. 2016 Mar;32(1):71-2 2014

Kellner CH, Pham TV, Aloysi AS, Majeske MF, Bryson EO. Hemifacial Erythema in Right Unilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy. J ECT. 2015 Sep;31(3):140 2014