Joseph Gone, PhD
Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University
Faculty Director, Harvard University Native American Program
Joseph P. Gone, Ph.D., is an international expert in the psychology and mental health of American Indians and other Indigenous peoples. A professor at Harvard University, Dr. Gone has collaborated with tribal communities for 25 years to re-envision conventional mental health services for advancing Indigenous well-being. Even while undertaking unpredictable community-based partnerships, Professor Gone has published 85 scientific articles and chapters, and has been awarded Fellow status by the Association for Psychological Science and by seven divisions of the American Psychological Association. An enrolled member of the Aaniiih-Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, he also served briefly as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Fort Belknap Indian reservation. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Illinois, Professor Gone also trained at Dartmouth College and McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He taught at the University of Michigan for sixteen years, where he directed the Native American Studies program prior to joining the faculty at Harvard. A recipient of several fellowships and career awards, Professor Gone completed a residency at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2011. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.