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Mark Costa, MD, MPH

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

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Mark Costa, MD, MPH


Mark Napoli Costa is a Medical Doctor with a residency in psychiatry and a master’s degree in public health. From 1993 to 2011 Mark worked as a psychiatrist in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, in Community Mental Health Services, In the year of 2000 Mark became the coordinator of the main advocacy organization of the state of Minas Gerais – the Fórum Mineiro de Saúde Mental. After receiving his Education Commission for Foreign Medical Doctors (ECFMG) certificate in October of 2013, Mark was able to join the research team of the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health of the Department of Psychiatry of the Yale School of Medicine, becoming a postdoctoral associate in April of 2015. His research interest as a postdoctoral associate at PRCH is related to the life stories of people in recovery with criminal justice involvement, supported employment services for people in recovery, people in recovery with diabetes, how people recover from mental illness in Brazil, early mortality of people diagnosed with a mental illness, peer support and participatory research.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Federal University of Minas Gerais (2001)
  • Psychiatrist
    Fundação Hospitalar do Estado de Minas Gerais (1991)
  • MD
    Federal University of Minas Gerais (1990)

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