Maria Prom (2018)

As a resident in the RCP program, my research focus has been in the development of mental health care systems and services, specifically focusing on addressing health care disparities in providing mental health care in low-resource settings. My work has been focused in the integration of mental health care into primary medical care and training of non-mental health professionals. My primary interest is in Spanish-speaking populations and international mental health system development, but also in the development of local integrated mental health care systems. As a resident I worked on projects in the assessment of integrated mental health care systems both locally in Boston and in Peru.

The RCP has supported my research work in residency through amazing mentorship, protected research time, support of conference presentations, and research training and funding opportunities offered through Partners Healthcare, Harvard, and MGH. Following residency, I will complete a one-year clinical fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation Psychiatry to strengthen my background in collaborative care and the cross-section of medicine, psychiatry and neurology. After completing my clinical fellowship, I plan to complete a research fellowship continuing to focus on the development of global mental health systems in low-resource settings. In the future, I hope to be an independent investigator with a primary focus on implementation science research in international settings.


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, M.D., 2014

Carleton College, B.A. 2008


Prom, MC, Stovall, J, Bedregal, LE, Phillips, J, Davidson, MA. (2013). Therapeutic alliance: Satisfaction and attrition of patients from a mental health clinic in Ayacucho, Peru. International Psychiatry. 11(4): 95-97.

International Psychiatry

Lapid MI, Prom MC, Burton MC, McAlpine DE, Sutor B, Rummans TA. (2010). Eating Disorders in the elderly. International Journal of Psychogeriatrics. 22(4): 523-36.



Beauchamp Award in Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University, 2013

Overall Fellowship in International Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 2010

Bess and Townsend McVeigh Scholarship, Vanderbilt University, 2009-2014

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member, Carleton College, 2008

Scott Tyler Bergner Prize in Psychology, Carleton College, 2008

Service Internship for International Development Fellowship, 2006