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Dr. Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks is a cross-cultural psychiatrist with a background in
medical anthropology whose research interests include sociocultural and epidemiological
aspects of war, domestic violence, depression, help-seeking and immigration. Her primary
research focus is to combine public health, anthropological, and human rights
perspectives to address the effects of armed conflict on civilians and other vulnerable
populations. Dr. Hicks trained as an undergraduate at the University of Louisville,
Kentucky, (BA, Biology) and then on a scholarship at the University of Oxford, England
(BA, MA, Zoology). After completing her medical training (MD, University of Louisville
School of Medicine), she did a medical internship and psychiatric residency at Brown
University. She became a Research Fellow in Clinically Relevant Medical and Psychiatric
Anthropology, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, followed by faculty
positions as Instructor and then Lecturer in the department before moving to the UK in
1997. In England, she worked in community mental health as a Consultant Psychiatrist in
the National Health Service and was an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Health
Service and Population Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College
London. In 2012, she returned to the USA where she is an Associate Professor in the
Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a Staff
Psychiatrist at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital. Her activities have included
speaking on the mental health effects of immigration detention on children and asylum
seekers at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Office of the High
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) events; contributing to the Royal College of
Psychiatrists’ position statement on physician-assisted suicide; speaking on
physician-assisted suicide at the House of Lords; advising on domestic violence
guidelines for the Royal College of Psychiatrists; and participating in the Delphi panel
for the NIMH Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health to establish the top 20 global
mental health priorities over the next decade. 

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