Vinod H. Srihari, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training; Director, STEP Program; Director, MindMap

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Psychosis Program at Yale | Specialized Treatment for Early Psychosis (STEP) Program | Yale Global Mental Health Program


Dr. Srihari's clinical and research interests are focused on the evaluation and treatment of individuals with psychotic disorders. He directs a clinic that provides a specialized model of care to individuals who are early in the course of a psychotic disorder. The clinic for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP, is based at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven. In 2015, the program initiated a population health campaign to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in 10 surrounding towns. The campaign, titled MindMap (, uses social & mass media, outreach and detailing of a variety of professionals (educators, police, consumer/youth organizations, clinicians) to shorten pathways to care for youth and families confronting the recent onset of a psychotic illness.

Education & Training

MD University of Rochester (1998)
BA University of Rochester, Biology; Religion & Classics (1994)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • PRA Teaching AwardYale Psychiatry Residents Association (2011)

  • Model Curriculum in Evidence-Based Mental HealthAmerican Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (2011)

  • Chairman's AwardYale University Department of Psychiatry (2007)

  • Resident Teaching AwardYale University Department of Psychiatry (2004)

Professional Service

  • Mental Health Services Research Study Section NIMH (2015)

International Activity

  • Study of early onset schizophrenia Kunming, China (2015)

  • DUP Reduction collaborative study Stavanger, Norway; Oslo, Norway; Boston, United States (2013)

  • Research capacity development Chennai, India (2013)

  • Evidence-Based Mental Health / Practice Based Learning Oxford, United Kingdom (2003 - 2010)

    Developing expertise in teaching postgraduates about information management, research literacy and risk communication using the EBM model.

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