Byron J. Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology and former Chair (2000-2006), Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Dr. Good is director of the International Mental Health Training Program, funded by the Fogarty International Center to train psychiatrists from China in mental health services research. He co-directed the NIMH Training Program in Culture and Mental Health Services, which brought post-doctoral trainees in medical and psychiatric anthropology to Harvard for 24 years.
Dr. Good holds a B.A. degree from Goshen College, a B.D. from Harvard Divinity School, and the Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He joined Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor in 1983.