Omar Sultan Haque is a physician and psychologist, and is a Resident in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and an Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-Director of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, American Unit. His research investigates empirical as well as normative questions at the intersections of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, law, ethics, and religion.
He graduated from Brown University (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi), with a Sc.B. in Neuroscience, an A.B. in Religious Studies (with honors), where he received the President James Manning Medal and Harvey A. Baker Award for academic excellence, and a Ph.D. in Cognition and Culture. He received an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and an M.D. (with honors) from Harvard Medical School with scholarly concentrations in Neurology and Medical Ethics, where he was a member of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society. He received the Michael Crichton Fellowship in Medical Anthropology from the Department of Social Medicine, the Louis E. Kirstein Fellowship from the Division of Medical Ethics, the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Richard C. Cabot Prize in the History of Medicine.
At Harvard and Brown, he has taught in the Departments of Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Political Science, and Religion, and has received a number of awards for his teaching and mentoring, including receiving 5-times a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.
Dr. Haque’s work has been presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP), Cognitive Science Society (CSS), Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute (BPSI), Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH), Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and, among others, at Brown University, Dartmouth University, Harvard University, Oxford University, and Yale University.
His research and training has been supported by a number of awards, grants and fellowships, including from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Nancy Lurie Marks Foundation, Tylenol Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Pluralism Project, Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative, and the Centre for Anthropology and Mind at Oxford University.
Dr. Haque’s research and ideas have been covered by and appeared in a number of popular media venues, including among others, ABC News, Atlantic Monthly, BBC, Boston Globe, Businessweek, Forbes, Harvard Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, NPR, Psychology Today, Scientific American, Washington Post, and Wired Magazine.