Michel Rattner, MSc

Research Manager, Heartland Alliance International and Los Andes University

Michel has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Universidad Javeriana, Cali and a Master’s Degree in Clinical & Health Psychology from Los Andes University, Bogota. He has training in Evidence Based Practice in Psychology, has solid scientific-professional grounding and cultural sensitivity, and is proactive, creative, methodic, and empathetic. Michel is an active member of the Clinical & Health Psychology Group at Los Andes, University. He has supervised practice in Clinical Psychology at Roosevelt Hospital (1043 certified hrs) and Cyan professional services on Clinical Psychology (1104 certified hrs) at Los Andes University. He has humanitarian national and international experience as a clinical psychologist/supervisor at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-OCBA). Currently, he is the research manager for the Heartland Alliance and Los Andes University RCT project. Michel is also a professor at the master’s and specialization programs of clinical psychology at El Bosque University.

Email: michelrattner@gmail.com

Professional Expertise


Psychology, Social and behavioral sciences


Common mental health conditions, Conflict/post-conflict settings, Disaster relief/response, Displaced population health, migration/refugee issues, Economic development/livelihood, Gender-based violence and intimate partner violence, Grief and loss, Resilience, Stress and coping, Trauma

Methodological Areas

Efficacy/effectiveness trials, Qualitative methods, Research evaluation methods, Systematic review/metaanalyses

Strategies expertise

Community engagement, Capacity building, Dissemination and implementation, Intervention scale-up, Supervision and coaching, Task shifting/sharing

Intervention Expertise

Anti-stigma interventions, Behavioral activation, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Mental health awareness/promotion, Mindfulness/meditation, Problem solving therapy, Psychosocial skills, Support groups, Transdiagnostic interventions

Partnership Expertise

Community-based organizations/coalitions, Health departments/health agencies, Hospitals/health systems, International NGOs, Schools and universities