MGH has been at the forefront of many scientific advances in treatments for depression.
Ben Campbell graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010 with a B.A. in Anthropology. As an undergraduate, he worked in Dr. Bucci’s neuroscience lab, conducting experiments with mice to investigate the role of the retrosplenial cortex in fear memory. The research had implications for treatment of patients with PTSD and other traumatic experiences. In college, Ben also developed an interest in mental health issues at the global level. As the Director of the Dartmouth Coalition for Global Health, Ben organized a campus-wide awareness campaign focused on mental health, particularly among refugee populations. Ben later worked with a team at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health to assess the impact of an SMS-message program aimed at reducing postpartum depression among 5,000 women in rural China. After the DCRP, Ben wants to do work that improves mental health at the community and population levels.