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Vinod Srihari, MD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, STEP Program; Fellow, Davenport College

Contact Information

Vinod Srihari, MD

Lab Location

  • Connecticut Mental Health Center
    34 Park Street
    New Haven, CT 06519

Mailing Address

  • Psychiatry

    34 Park Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Dr. Srihari's scholarly focus is on improving the outcomes of early course schizophrenia spectrum disorders. His research interests span the translational continuum from studies of etiology and pathophysiology to interventions on clinical samples, to service level innovations. As Director of the STEP Program, he leads activities that connect this research to the missions of delivering a model service (the STEP Clinic), disseminating clinical best practices (via Learning Health Networks), education and workforce development and influencing policies that support the public health mission of early Intervention for schizophrenia spectrum 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.

Dr. Srihari also consults with academic and non-academic healthcare systems that seek to initiate or refine early intervention services for recent onset or 'first-episode' psychosis.

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, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 2021
    Building a European hub for collaborative clinical and research projects.
  • Early Psychosis Learning Health Network
    Indianapolis, IN, United States; Nashville, TN, United States; New Orleans, LA, United States; Rochester, NY, United States; Ann Arbor, MI, United States; Evanston, IL, United States 2020
    Collaboration with early psychosis clinic (Prevention and Recovery Center) in Indiana.
  • ESPRITO, Early Psychosis Learning Health Network
    New York, NY, 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, Rogaland, Norway; Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Boston, MA, United States; New Haven, CT, United States 2013
    DUP Reduction collaborative study

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

Schizophrenia ResearchEditorial Board Member2018 - Present
NIMHMental Health Services Research Study Section2015 - 2018
Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)Member2015 - Present
International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA)Member2005 - Present
Center for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM), Oxford, U.K.Member2005 - Present

Departments & Organizations