Maria C Prom

Global Psychiatry Research Fellow
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry
5 Longfellow Place, Suite 215
Boston, MA 02114


Research Interests

Dr. Prom is a global psychiatry research fellow in the BUMC-MGH Global Psychiatry Clinical Research Training Program and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her clinical and research focuses are in the areas of psychosomatic medicine, health disparities, and the care of underserved and Spanish-speaking populations. She received her MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completed psychiatry residency training in the Harvard MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, and completed clinical fellowship training in the MGH Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Prom’s research is focused on mental health systems and services development in low-resource settings, specifically the integration of mental health care into medical care and sustainable training of non-mental health professionals. She has completed collaborative research projects locally and internationally and is currently focused on overcoming limited access to mental health care in perinatal populations in Peru through the development and implementation of an integrated perinatal mental health care system. Her research, teaching, and clinical work have led to journal and book chapter publications, national conference presentations, research training grant support, and clinical and research awards and honors.

Selected Publications

  1. 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. 2020 Nov 25:10.1007/s11414-020-09742-0. doi: 10.1007/s11414-020-09742-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33241465; PMCID: PMC8144234.
  2. 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 1;11(4):95-97. PMID: 31507779; PMCID: PMC6735140.
  3. 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 May 28;8:e20. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2021.20. PMID: 34192003; PMCID: PMC8193189.
  4. 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 Dec 18;5:e41. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2018.32. PMID: 30637114; PMCID: PMC6315282.