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Marc Manseau, M.D.

Marc Manseau, M.D.I grew up and attended public school in Manchester, NH. My father was a school teacher and ran his own plumbing business. My mother was a school nurse at an elementary school in a poorer area of town, and I used to enjoy discussing biology/medicine – and later public health and social issues – with her. I also have two younger sisters and several cousins who lived close by, so I always had a rather lively family life.

I attended Brown University for college, where I concentrated in Human Biology with a focus on international public health and the social context of human disease. I also ran an afterschool program for children with asthma, went to South Africa to investigate health policy issues around asbestos-related diseases, and decided to pursue a career in public health. To figure out how I might do this, I worked for a year after college at an LGBT community health center in Boston as an HIV prevention educational counselor. It was then that I decided to become a doctor. During the year that it took to apply to medical school, I returned to Brown to complete a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on urban environmental health and social epidemiology. Then I went to Columbia University for medical school, where I continued my interests in public and community health. I co-founded a free clinic and outreach program for the homeless in Northern Manhattan, and took an extra year to explore psychiatric epidemiological research.

My evolving interests in public psychiatry and public health led me to choose NYU for residency. So far, the program has more than lived up to my expectations. From Bellevue Hospital, to the VA, to the state hospital system, I feel that my clinical exposure to public psychiatry has been both broad and deep. I have also been conducting health services research on racial and ethnic disparities in mental health care with collaborators at the Nathan Kline Institute, and am planning on moving towards more implementation and dissemination-based mental health services work with primary care collaborators at Bellevue.