Giuseppe Raviola, MD

Giuseppe Raviola, MD, MPH

Attending in Psychiatry

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-919-4637

Medical Services


  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Patient Safety and Quality


  • Psychiatry


  • English


  • Psychiatry Quality Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-919-4637

Experience and Education



Dartmouth College, 1994

Hanover, NH

Medical School

Harvard Medical School, 2002

Boston, MA


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2006-2008

Lebanon, NH

Medicine/Psychiatry Internship

Massachusetts General Hospital/Mclean Hospital, 2002-2003

Boston/Belmont, MA

Psychiatry Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital/Mclean Hospital, 2003-2006

Boston/Belmont, MA



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  1. Scuffell J, Boccia D, Velarde FG, Leon SR, Raviola G, Lecca L Galea JT. Public Health Action. Mental disorders and drug/alcohol use in patients commencing extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment. 2017; 3(7):237-239.
  2. Nyirandagijimana B, Edwards JK, Venables E, Ali C, Rusangwa C, Mukasakindi H, Borg R, Fabien M, Tharcisse M, Nshimyiryo A, Park P, Raviola GJ, Smith SL. Closing the gap: decentralising mental health care in rural Rwanda through mentorship and nurse task shifting. Public Health Action. 2017; 3(7):1-6.
  3. Smith S, Kayiteshonga Y, Misago CN, Iyamuremye JD, Dusabeyezu J, Mohand AA, Osrow R, Raviola G. Integrating Mental Health Care into Primary Care: the case of one rural district in Rwanda. Intervention. 2017; 15(2):136–150.
  4. Cancedda C, Riviello R, Wilson K, Scott KW, Tuteja M, Barrow JR, Hedt-Gauthier B, Bukhman G, Scott J, Milner D, Raviola G, Weissman B, Smith S, Nuthulaganti T, McClain CD, Bierer BE, Farmer PE, Becker AE, Binagwaho A, Rhatigan J, Golan DE. Building Workforce Capacity Abroad While Strengthening Global Health Programs at Home: Participation of Seven Harvard-Affiliated Institutions in a Health Professional Training Initiative in Rwanda. Acad Med. 2017 May; 92(5):649-658.
  5. Eustache E, Gerbasi ME, Smith Fawzi MC, Fils-Aimé JR, Severe J, Raviola GJ, Legha R, Darghouth S, Grelotti DJ, Thérosmé T, Pierre EL, Affricot E, Alcindor Y, Becker AE. High burden of mental illness and low utilization of care among school-going youth in Central Haiti: A window into the youth mental health treatment gap in a low-income country. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2017 May; 63(3):261-274.
  6. Eustache E, Gerbasi ME, Severe J, Fils-Aimé JR, Smith Fawzi MC, Raviola GJ, Darghouth S, Boyd K, Thérosmé T, Legha R, Pierre EL, Affricot E, Alcindor Y, Grelotti DJ, Becker AE. Formative research on a teacher accompaniment model to promote youth mental health in Haiti: Relevance to mental health task-sharing in low-resource school settings. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2017 Jun; 63(4):314-324.
  7. Eustache E, Gerbasi ME, Smith Fawzi MC, Fils-Aimé JR, Severe J, Raviola GJ, Legha R, Darghouth S, Grelotti DJ, Thérosmé T, Pierre EL, Affricot E, Alcindor Y, Stack MB, Becker AE. Mental health training for secondary school teachers in Haiti: a mixed methods, prospective, formative research study of feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness in knowledge acquisition. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2017; 4:e4.
  8. Smith SL, Misago CN, Osrow RA, Franke MF, Iyamuremye JD, Dusabeyezu JD, Mohand AA, Anatole M, Kayiteshonga Y, Raviola GJ. Evaluating process and clinical outcomes of a primary care mental health integration project in rural Rwanda: a prospective mixed-methods protocol. BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 28; 7(2):e014067.
  9. Arrieta J, Aguerrebere M, Raviola G, Flores H, Elliott P, Espinosa A, Reyes A, Ortiz-Panozo E, Rodriguez-Gutierrez EG, Mukherjee J, Palazuelos D, Franke MF. Validity and Utility of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-2 and PHQ-9 for Screening and Diagnosis of Depression in Rural Chiapas, Mexico: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Clin Psychol. 2017 Sep; 73(9):1076-1090.
  10. Betancourt TS, Smith Fawzi MC, Stevenson A, Kanyanganzi F, Kirk C, Ng L, Mushashi C, Bizimana J, Beardslee W, Raviola G, Smith S, Kayiteshonga Y, Binagwaho A. Correction: Ethics in Community-Based Research with Vulnerable Children: Perspectives from Rwanda. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0163384.
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  12. Verdeli H, Therosme T, Eustache E, Hilaire OS, Joseph B, Sönmez CC, Raviola G. Community Norms and Human Rights: Supervising Haitian Colleagues on Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) With a Depressed and Abused Pregnant Woman. J Clin Psychol. 2016 Aug; 72(8):847-55.
  13. Betancourt T, Smith Fawzi MC, Stevenson A, Kanyanganzi F, Kirk C, Ng L, Mushashi C, Bizimana JI, Beardslee W, Raviola G, Smith S, Kayiteshonga Y, Binagwaho A. Ethics in Community-Based Research with Vulnerable Children: Perspectives from Rwanda. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0157042.
  14. Legha R, Eustache E, Therosme T, Boyd K, Fils-Aime R, Hilaire G, Daimyo S, Dubuisson W, Jerome G, Verdeli H, Raviola G. Taskshifting: translating theory into practice to build a community based mental health care system in rural Haiti. Intervention. 2015; 13(3):248–267.
  15. Grelotti DJ, Lee AC, Fils-Aimé JR, Jean JS, Therosmé T, Petit-Homme H, Oswald CM, Raviola G, Eustache E. A Pilot Initiative to Deliver Community-based Psychiatric Services in Rural Haiti After the 2010 Earthquake. Ann Glob Health. 2015 Sep-Oct; 81(5):718-24.
  16. Smith SL, Grelotti DJ, Fils-Aime R, Uwimana E, Ndikubwimana JS, Therosme T, Severe J, Dushimiyimana D, Uwamariya C, Bienvenu R, Alcindor Y, Eustache E, Raviola GJ, Fricchione GL. Catatonia in resource-limited settings: a case series and treatment protocol. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2015 Jan-Feb; 37(1):89-93.
  17. Rasmussen A, Eustache E, Raviola G, Kaiser B, Grelotti DJ, Belkin GS. Development and validation of a Haitian Creole screening instrument for depression. Transcult Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 52(1):33-57.
  18. Raviola G, Severe J, Therosme T, Oswald C, Belkin G, Eustache E. The 2010 Haiti earthquake response. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Sep; 36(3):431-50.
  19. Malow R, Dévieux JG, Stein JA, Rosenberg R, Jean-Gilles M, Attonito J, Koenig SP, Raviola G, Sévère P, Pape JW. Depression, substance abuse and other contextual predictors of adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) among Haitians. AIDS Behav. 2013 May; 17(4):1221-30.
  20. Bass JK, Bornemann TH, Burkey M, Chehil S, Chen L, Copeland JR, Eaton WW, Ganju V, Hayward E, Hock RS, Kidwai R, Kolappa K, Lee PT, Minas H, Or F, Raviola GJ, Saraceno B, Patel V. A United Nations General Assembly Special Session for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders: the time has come. PLoS Med. 2012 Jan; 9(1):e1001159.
  21. Raviola G, Eustache E, Oswald C, Belkin GS. Mental health response in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake: a case study for building long-term solutions. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2012 Jan-Feb; 20(1):68-77.
  22. Belkin GS, Unützer J, Kessler RC, Verdeli H, Raviola GJ, Sachs K, Oswald C, Eustache E. Scaling up for the "bottom billion": "5 x 5" implementation of community mental health care in low-income regions. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Dec; 62(12):1494-502.
  23. Morse MD, Raviola G, Fricchione G, Berger E. Telesupervision for medical student rotations in global health psychiatry. Acad Psychiatry. 2011 Nov 01; 35(6):415-6.
  24. Raviola G, Becker AE, Farmer P. A global scope for global health--including mental health. Lancet. 2011 Nov 05; 378(9803):1613-5.
  25. Raviola G, Gosselin G, Walter H, DeMaso D. Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th Edition. Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Childhood Psychosis. 2011.
  26. Espinola-Nadurille M, Vargas Huicochea I, Raviola G, Ramirez-Bermudez J, Kutcher S. Mental health care reforms in Latin America: child and adolescent mental health services in Mexico. Psychiatr Serv. 2010 May; 61(5):443-5.
  27. Earls F, Raviola GJ, Carlson M. Promoting child and adolescent mental health in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2008 Mar; 49(3):295-312.
  28. Zanarini MC, Frankenburg FR, Yong L, Raviola G, Bradford Reich D, Hennen J, Hudson JI, Gunderson JG. Borderline psychopathology in the first-degree relatives of borderline and axis II comparison probands. J Pers Disord. 2004 Oct; 18(5):439-47.
  29. Raviola G, Machoki M, Mwaikambo E, Good MJ. HIV, disease plague, demoralization and "burnout": resident experience of the medical profession in Nairobi, Kenya. Cult Med Psychiatry. 2002 Mar; 26(1):55-86.
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