Research & Publications
Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, MMS (VA Scholar) is dedicated to serving as a physician who partners with her community to promote whole-person wellness and disease prevention. She is currently completing her residency at the Yale Department of Psychiatry where she serves as Chief of Medical Education. She is also completing a Public Psychiatry fellowship at Yale.
Career and Research Interests: Dr. Balasuriya currently serves as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Fellow for the American Psychiatric Association. In this role, she is currently working on combating the vaping and electronic cigarette epidemic by working with local communities to further understand patterns of use and means of prevention. She is also committed to creating a physician workforce that is diverse and inclusive, which then goes on to serve our most underserved populations.
Education & Training
- MDUniversity of Arizona College of Medicine (2016)
- MMSSaint Louis University (2009)
Honors & Recognition
|Career Development Institute for Psychiatry (CDI)||Career Development Institute for Psychiatry||2020|
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Second Year Fellow||SAMHSA||2019|
|APA/APAF Member-Center for Workplace Mental Health Committee||American Psychiatric Association||2019|
|Yale Public Psychiatry Resident||2019|
|Harvard Macy Future Academic Clinician Educators Program||2018|
|Connecticut State Medical Society Young Physician Leadership Curriculum||2017|
|Pillar of Humanism||University of Arizona College of Medicine||2016|
|Gold Humanism Honor Society||Arnold P. Gold Foundation||2015|