Areas of clinical focusGeriatric Psychiatry, Deaddiction, Tele Psychiatry, Crisis Intervention, Marital Counselling.
Research focus:1. International Clinical Trials - (Randomized controlled trials) involving various psychotropic drugs (2000 – till date). 2. Conducted a research study on "Prevalence of depression in diabetics and evolving intervention strategies" funded by the Government of Tamil Nadu . 3. Conducted “Psychosocial support training for primary school teachers at Andaman & Nicobar Islands” – (Phase I ) –Project supported by UNICEF(.Oct-2005- Dec 2005).
Award and honors1.Appointed as the Chairman for the Awards Committee, Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) for the year 2015-2016. 2.Invited as an Expert in Psychiatry by the International Society for Medical Education, Research, and Guidelines (ISMERG) for the ISMERG Educational Interactive Workshop MIND-2016 held at Dubai from 11th – 14th February 2016. 3.Awarded as an “ASPIRING RESEARCH AMBASSADOR” of Sri Ramachandra University in appreciation of promising research potential as demonstrated by quality research publications and initiatives in generating research grants during the INDO-US Workshop on “Research Capacity Building – Phase II” on 27 February 2017.