Henry David Abraham

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Henry David Abraham, MD, (born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 25, 1942), is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the co-recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.[1]


Abraham joined the faculty at Tufts in 2008. Prior to that, he taught for three years at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island and was on the faculty for more than 30 years at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Abraham also served as Director of Psychiatric Research at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston for 12 years and directed the substance abuse program at the Tufts New England Medical Center for three years.

In addition to publishing numerous academic papers, Abraham is the author of What's a Parent To Do? Straight Talk on Drugs and Alcohol (New Horizon Press, 2004).[2][3]


Abraham completed his undergraduate studies in 1963 at the historically Lutheran Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he was valedictorian. He received his medical degree in 1967 from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. After completing postgraduate training as an intern in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in 1968, he served a residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from 1971-1974.


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