Omar S. Haque, PhD, MD

Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Omar Sultan Haque, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist and social scientist who studies questions ranging across global health, anthropology, social psychology, bioethics, law, and religion. At Harvard Medical School, Haque is a faculty member in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, the Program in Psychiatry and the Law, and is co-director, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, American Unit. Haque graduated from Harvard Medical School (MD, with honors) and Harvard Divinity School (MTS), and was awarded the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Michael Crichton Fellowship in Medical Anthropology, Louis E. Kirstein Fellowship from the Division of Medical Ethics, and the Richard C. Cabot Prize in the History of Medicine/Medical Education. He is a graduate of Brown University (PhD; AB, ScB, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, sigma xi honors), where he was awarded the President James Manning Medal, and Harvey A. Baker Award for academic excellence. Haque pursued postdoctoral research fellowships at Harvard in the departments of Anthropology/Global Health and Social Medicine with Professor Arthur Kleinman, and in the Department of Psychology with Professor Steven Pinker. He received clinical training at the Department of Psychiatry at Brown University, and at the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. For over 15 years, Haque has taught across many disciplines at Harvard, including in the departments of Anthropology, Global Health and Social Medicine, Psychology, Religion and Law, and has received a number of awards for his teaching and mentoring, including receiving six times a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.


  • PhD Brown University
  • MD Harvard Medical School