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Vinod Srihari, MD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, STEP Program



Dr. Srihari's scholarly activities fall under two domains. He is the Director of the Program for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) that is active in a range of research projects across the translational continuum from studies relevant to the etiology and pathophysiology of psychotic illnesses to efforts to improve the clinical treatment, and design of systems of care for schizophrenia spectrum disorders. STEP is also focused on 3 other missions of workforce development, best practice care and policy toward an overall mission to improve the capabilities of young adults with psychotic disorders. In his curricular work, he has led the development and implementation of an Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) based approach to enabling psychiatrists in training to ask, access, appraise and apply the best available scientific evidence to their practice and to audit the health of the populations they are responsible for.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
  • MD
    University of Rochester (1998)
  • BA
    University of Rochester, Biology; Religion & Classics (1994)


  • Early Psychosis Collaboration
    Ferrara, Italy 2021
    Building a European hub for collaborative clinical and research projects.
  • Early Psychosis Learning Health Network
    Indianapolis, United States; Nashville, United States; New Orleans, United States; Rochester, United States; Ann Arbor, United States; Evanston, United States 2020
    Collaboration with early psychosis clinic (Prevention and Recovery Center) in Indiana.
  • ESPRITO, Early Psychosis Learning Health Network
    New York, United States 2019
    Collaboration in 12 site collaboration of early psychosis clinics to improve care and participate in practice based research.
  • DUP Reduction collaborative study
    Stavanger, Norway; Oslo, Norway; Boston, United States; New Haven, United States 2013

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Stephen Fleck AwardYale University Department of Psychiatry2018
PRA Teaching AwardYale Psychiatry Residents Association2011
Model Curriculum in Evidence-Based Mental HealthAmerican Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training2011
Chairman's AwardYale University Department of Psychiatry2007
Resident Teaching AwardYale University Department of Psychiatry2004

Professional Service

NIMHMental Health Services Research Study Section2015 - 2018

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