Paul J. Barreira, M.D.

Senior Advisor, Christie Campus Health

Dr. Paul J. Barreira is the former Director of Harvard University Health Services in which capacity he oversaw all health services provided to students, faculty and staff. He is currently the Director of the Graduate Student Mental Health Initiative at Harvard University. He is also the Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene, Emeritus and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Barreira formerly served as the Director of Behavioral Health and Academic Counseling at Harvard University Health Services, in which capacity he managed Harvard’s mental health services. Earlier in his career, Dr. Barreira was the Deputy Commissioner and Medical Director of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Residency Training Director at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Director of Community Clinical Services at McLean Hospital. Dr. Barreira has a longstanding interest in the development and improvement of systems of care for delivering mental health services, in the public and private sectors and, more recently, in university communities. His research interests include systems of care for co-occurring mental illness substance abuse, effectiveness of psychiatric rehabilitation programs, and evaluation of university mental health services, particularly in the graduate schools. He also teaches a freshman seminar titled, “What is College? and What is it For?”