Director of Training, Dissemination and Technical Assistance
Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Dr. Farkas is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Research and Training Center and Professor in Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Boston University. She has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific articles, 4 textbooks, over 15 book chapters and 7 multi-media training packages. For more than 30 years, Dr. Farkas has been prominent in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery. She was in charge of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Psychiatric Rehabilitation. She has developed training, consultation and organizational change methodologies to support programs and integrative systems in their efforts to adopt psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery innovations around the globe. She is a Visiting Professor of Social Studies at Hanze University, Netherlands and Malmo University, Sweden and was on a Research Advisory Committee at King’s College, London, England. She leads a number of efforts to create standards of evidence for disability research and a process for translating the research into practice tools across disability fields. In the digital health space, Dr. Farkas is currently leading the development Recovery4us, a photovoice-based social media program to enhance the recovery and community participation of individuals with psychiatric disabilities through evidence based design.