Annual Research Conference

Profile: Thomas H. Bornemann

Dr. Thomas H. Bornemann became the Director of the Mental Health Program at The Carter Center under the leadership of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter on August 1, 2002. Prior to that he served as Senior Adviser for Mental Health in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence of the World Health Organization. Dr. Bornemann has spent his entire career in public mental health working in all aspects including: clinical practice, research, research management, policy development and administration at the national level. He has worked extensively in the areas of refugee mental health and other humanitarian assistance activities and helped develop mental health policy, both in the US and internationally, and a career-long interest in the application of research findings to the practice and policy environments. Early in his career, Dr. Bornemann co-directed a psychiatric emergency clinic in San Francisco, Ca. and designed and developed a series of inpatient and outpatient services for a variety of populations including refugees. Later, at the National Institute of Mental Health, he was one of the leaders in developing a national mental health program for refugees. Dr. Bornemann served in the Office of International Health as the Chief of Refugee programs.

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