Gilberte Bastien, Ph.D.

Gilberte (Gigi) Bastien, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Associate Director

Office of Global Health Equity
Location: NCPC 214
Phone: (404) 752-1919


University of Mississippi
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

University of Mississippi
Degree: Master of Arts in Psychology

Xavier University of Louisiana
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Psychology-Premed

NIH Fogarty 
Fellowship: Global Health Research Fellowship

Satcher Health Leadership Institute-MSM
Fellowship: Health Policy & Leadership Fellowship

Research Interests

Global mental health, disaster mental health, immigrant and refugee mental health, mental health services research, trauma and psychological resilience


  • Bastien, G., Johnson, L. R., Seifen-Adkins, T. (2018). Striving for success: Academic adjustment of international students in the U.S. Journal of International Students
  • Cooke, T. Bastien, G., Xu, J., Owen, J., Cunningham, K., & Rust, G. (2016). Major Depressive Disorder and Condom Use in Young Adult Females. Journal of Psychiatry, Depression, & Anxiety 2: 006
  • Bastien, G. (2014). Advancing Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Recovery Globally: Lessons from Field Work in Post-earthquake Haiti. Manuscript submitted for publication
  • Johnson, L. R., Bastien, G., & Hirschel, M. J. (2009). Psychotherapy in a culturally diverse world. In S. Eshun & R. A. R. Gurung (Eds.), Culture and Mental Health (pp.115-148).  United Kingdon: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Scott, V. C., Kenworthy, T., Godly-Reynolds, E., Bastien, G., Scaccia, J., McMickens, C., Rachel, S., Cooper, S., Wrenn, G., & Wandersman, A. (2017, April 10). Online

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 - NIH Fogarty Global Mental Health Program. Selected to be a part of the 2016-2017 fellowship class. Project title: Resilience in the Face of Tragedy: Examining Psychosocial Health and Resiliency in Individuals and Communities Recovering from Ebola in Liberia.
  • 2015 - present - Chair of Satcher Health Leadership Institute Global Health Committee
  • 2012-2013 - Multicultural and Diversity Committee, VA Psychology Training Council. Selected from applicants around the country to be a part of this committee.
  • 2011 - Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology Student Registration Scholarship
  • 2011 - Student Development Travel Grant – University of Mississippi
  • 2011 - APA Advanced Training Institute Travel Grant
  • 2011 - Graduate Student Travel Award – University of Mississippi
  • 2006 - Graduate Student Council Graduate Research Grant Recipient - University of Mississippi
  • 2005 - Cum Laude, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • 2005 - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Undergraduate Scholarship (awarded to member with highest GPA in the South Central Region)
  • 2002-2005 - Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
  • 2001-2005 - Dean’s List, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • 2001-2005 - Academic Scholarship, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • 2001-2005 - Gates Millennium Scholar & Scholarship Recipient
  • 2001-2005 - Psi Chi Honor Society

Professional Societies:

  • 2017-present - International Council of Psychologists
  • 2016-present - Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA)
  • 2016-present - Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture
  • 2014-present - American Public Health Association
  • 2013-present - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
  • 2010-present - Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • 2005-present - American Psychological Association