Dr. med. Irene Falgas Bague, MD, PhD

Dr. Irene Falgas-Bague is a clinical psychiatrist and researcher at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health institute. She conducts clinical research within the Community Health Worker (CHW) model. Her expertise is in cultural and social psychiatry and access and barriers to behavioral health services.  Dr. Falgas-Bague focuses her research and teaching on intervention development and cultural adaptations of psychosocial interventions delivered by community health workers to reduce mental health and substance use symptoms of people living in low-resourced settings.


  • 2007. MD at the University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • 2012. Clinical Psychiatriy at Parc Tauli University Hospital in Sabadell (Spain)
  • 2017. PHD in Psychiatry. Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)


  • 2012 - 2013 Clinical psychiatrist at the adult community mental health center - Horta neighborhood, Barcelona (Spain)
  • 2013 - 2014 Clinical researcher and clinician at Transcultural psychiatry unit. Department of Psychiatry. Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona (Spain)
  • 2016 - 2017 Clinical researcher at BCN Fetal. Gynecology department. Hospital Clinic from Barcelona. University of Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)
  • 2017 - 2021 Research scientist at the Disparities Reseach Unit. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (U.S.)
  • 2020 - 2021 Instructor. Department of Medicine. Harvard Medical School, Boston (U.S.)
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