Research ProjectsYearFunding Collaboratory
Cross-cultural study of the experience of recovery by people with schizophrenia in Australia and India2017 – 2018Hunter New England Mental Health Service, Australia
Therapeutic efficacy and potential mechanisms of yoga treatment in schizophrenia2017NIMHANS, Bangalore
To develop and validate a tool to measure caregiver burden associated with dementia in India, and to use the tool to assess caregiver burden in dementia in India2016 – 2017WHO SEARO, New Delhi
Replication study of 8 Schizophrenia risk loci SNPs identified from Genome Wide Association Studies.2014 – 2016Dept. of genetics, University of Madras, Taramani. Funded by DBT
A Study of Functional Disability in Southern India2014 – 2016Wesleyan University (Fulbright-Nehru Fellow)
Dementia Care and support services of SCARF funded by Infosys Foundation2015 – 2017Infosys Foundation
Early intervention & Promoting Positive Mental Health in Schools and Colleges funded by Infosys Foundation2015 – 2017Infosys Foundation
Telepsychiatry Program in Pudukottai (STEP) Phase II2015 – 2017TATA Educational Trust
Sex Hormones in First Episode Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses2013 – 2014Intra mural
Stigma and discrimination – a cross cultural comparison2014Columbia University, USA
Early Psychosis in India and Canada: Investigating outcomes and family factors2013-2017Funded by NIH in collaboration with Douglas Hospital , McGill University Canada
Facility based structured rehabilitation program for persons with chronic schizophrenia2012-2014Funded by Sanofi Aventis
Assessment of Needs of the patients and the caregivers of patients with severe mental disorders2013Indian Psychiatry Society
Recovery in Schizophrenia – a cross cultural perspective2013School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Australia
Academic discontinuation and mental illness (ADMI)2012 Intramural
Recovery in schizophrenia – the patient and family perspectives2012 Intramural
A 12-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Comparative Study To Evaluate The Safety And Efficacy Of Pyridoxal 5’ -Phosphate Monohydrate In The Treatment Of Tardive Dyskinesia In Patients With Schizophrenia And Schizoaffective Disorders2011-2012Medicure, Canada
A Multicenter Study to Assess the Feasibility of Clinical and Cognitive Testing of Patients with Schizophrenia and Controls in India2009-2010MSD Pharmaceuticals, India
International study of discrimination and stigma outcomes (INDIGO)2005Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London
Psychiatry Advance Directives2011Intra mural study
INTERPID – a pilot study2010 – 2014Welcome Trust in collaboration with IOP, King’s London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Med, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Monitoring and Management of cardiometabolic risk factors in Schizophrenia2010 – 2013World Psychiatric Association (WPA) – a global perspective a collaborative study
Community Mental Health through Tele-Medicine2010 – 2013Tata Education Trust
A molecular genetic study in Schizophrenia (Phase II)2010 – 2014NHMRC in collaboration with University of Queensland
A study on Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia2010 – 2011Stanford University
A Multicenter Study to Assess the Pharmaceuticals Feasibility of Clinical and Cognitive Testing of Patients with Schizophrenia and Controls in India2009-2010Intramural study
COPSI trial2008 – 2011Welcome Trust in Collaboration with Kings College, London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), NIMHANS ,Sangath, Goa , Parivartan and Nirmittee in Satara
First Episode Psychoses in South India2008 – 2010Douglas Hospital, McGill University Canada
Community Based Rehabilitation Programme2008 – 2011Cittadinanza Association, Italy
School Mental Health program2007 – 2008Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD)
A study on the effects of LY 2216684, a selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor in the treatment of major depression2006 – 2007Eli Lilly & Co, Gurgaon, India
A randomized, double blind placebo controlled parallel group study to evaluate the efficacy of paliperidone ER compared to quetiapine in subjects with an acute exacerbation schizophrenia2006 – 2007Janssen, LP, USA & Sovereign Health, Gurgaon, India
Study on the cost effectiveness and efficacy of Long acting depot injection vs. oral antipychotics on patients with untreated schizophrenia2006 – 2008National Mental Health Program, Govt. of India
A study on the effectiveness of Home intervention in patients with schizophrenia2006 – 2007Ratan Tata Trust
Evaluation of PSS programs in the tsunami affected areas of Cuddalore and Pondicherry2006 – 2007WHO India
Metabolic syndrome in Schizophrenia2006 – ongoingCrichton Royal Hospital, UK
International study of discrimination and stigma outcomes (INDIGO)2006Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London
An intervention study on drug naïve schizophrenia patients2006Intra mural
Cognitive functions of children of patients suffering from Schizophrenia2006 – 2008Intra mural
Long Term impact of tsunami on psychological and social wellbeing of child and adult survivors2005 – 2007PLAN International (India)
Psychosocial support to tsunami affected elderly2006Help Age India
Community Mental Health Programme at Thiruporur- a revisit, relook, rethink2006 – 2007Cittadinanza Association, Italy
Post disaster mental health2005 – 2010Intramural
Home based intervention – a pilot study2004 – 2005RatanTata Trust, Mumbai
A dual-center, open-label, safety and efficacy study to determine the long-term effects of various adjunctive doses of Sarizotan HCl in the treatment of patients with neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesia2004 – 2006EMerck, Germany
A dual-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study to determine the effects of various adjunctive doses of sarizotan in the treatment of patients with neuroleptics-induced tardive dyskinesia.2004 – 2006EMerck, Germany
A Feasibility Study on Abnormal Movements2003E Merck, Germany
Early Intervention in Psychosis2003 – 2007Douglas Hospital Canada
Cognition in Schizophrenia2003Ph.D. Latha Srinivasan, SCARF
Mental Health in Work Place2003Global Alliance, India
The Urban Community Mental Health Project2002 – ongoingWHO, TATA Trust, Intra mural
Violence in Mental Disorders2002ICSSR
# Disability in Mental Disorders2002WHO SEARO & ICMR
Use of Computers in Improving Cognitive Function2001Intra mural
Indian Disability Evaluation and Assessment Scale – Field Trial2001Indian Psychiatric Society
Abnormal Movements in Untreated Schizophrenia2001Dr. R.G. McCreadie Crichton Royal Hospital, UK
First Episode Psychosis2001Ellen Corin, McGill University, Canada
Children of Persons with Schizophrenia 2002001TATA Trust, Bombay
Mortality in Schizophrenia2001Intra mural
Suicide in Schizophrenia2001Intra mural
Genetic Study in Schizophrenia2001 – 2009University of Queensland, Australia
Standardisation of MSIF in India2001Dr. Judith Jaeger, New York Medical College, USA
# ICIDH Field Trials2000WHO
Tardive Dyskinesia : Follow-up study2000Dr. R.G. McCreadie, Crichton Royal Hospital, UK
# A Study on Dementia2000Dr. Martin Prince, King’s College Hospital, UK.
# A Study on Stigma on Schizophrenia1999WPA
# ICIDH and DAS II1999WHO
Family Care Empowerment and Support1999Tata Trust
A Trial of Clozapine Study1999Synergy
Consanguinity and Schizophrenia1998Intra mural
# A Trial of Olanzapine in Schizophrenia1998Eli Lily, Ranbaxy
Genetic Study on Families : Pilot Project1998University of Queensland, Australia
Tardive Dyskinesia and MRI in Untreated Schizophrenia1997Dr. R.G. McCreadie, Crichton Royal Hospital, UK
Cultural Articulations of Limit Situations and Limited Experiences1997Douglas Hospital, Canada
Loxapac Drug Trial1997Lerderle
Risperidone Drug Trial1997Johnson and Johnson, India
A Study of Mentally Ill / Disabled Women who have been Separated / Divorced1997 – 98National Commission for Women, New Delhi
# Religious help seeking1997Douglas Hospital, Canada
# Revision of ICIDH1997WHO, NIMH
DNA and MRI study of Untreated Schizophrenia1997Dr. R.G. McCreadie Crichton Royal Hospital, UK
# ICIDH – Cross-cultural Applicability Research1996WHO
Turning Point Study1996Douglas Hospital Canada
Family Attitudes and Perceptions1996 – 97Douglas Hospital Canada
Yoga in Schizophrenia1994 – 95Intra mural
# Satisfaction with Mental Health Services1994 – 95WHO, Geneva
Abnormal Involuntary Movement in Untreated Schizophrenia1994 – 2002Dr. R.G. McCreadie, Crichton Royal Hospital, UK
Community Based Mental Health1994 – 95IDRC Canada (Phase II)
Maintenance Medication in Schizophrenia1993 – 94SEARLE INDIA
# International Study of Schizophrenia1993WHO Geneva
Long Term Course and Outcome in Schizophrenia

1992 – 94John Hopkins University, NIMH, USA
Subjective Well Being and Burden of Care Givers of the Mentally ill1992 – 94WHO SEARO
Community Based Mental Health Research in India1991 – 93IDRC Canada
Therapeutic Window Trial for Haloperidol1991 – 92SEARLE
# Maintenance Medication in Schizophrenia1991 – 92SEARLE
Psychoses in the Elderly1990 – 92Bhasin Foundation, Delhi
Coping in Schizophrenia1990Intra mural
Social Disabilities in Schizophrenia1988 – 90ICSSR
Social Networks in Schizophrenia1987 – 88Curzon Seshachalam
Rehabilitation Needs of Schizophrenic Patients1986 – 87Intra mural
Longitudinal Study of Functional Psychoses in an Urban Community1985 – 90ICMR
Neuropsychiatric Evaluation of Children of Schizophrenia1985 – 86ICMR, India
  •  ICMR : Indian Council of Medical Research
  • WHO : World Health Organisation
  • ICSSR : Indian Council of Social and scientific Research
  • ICIDH : International Classification of Impairments, Disability and Handicap.
  • DAS : Disability Assessment Schedule
  •  : multi-site study