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Rajiv Radhakrishnan

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Co-Medical Director, Yale PET Center; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Rajiv Radhakrishnan, MBBS, MD, FAPA

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University (2021)
  • MD
    St. John's Medical College (2008)
  • MBBS
    St John's Medical College, Medicine (2003)


  • Mental health care of persons living with HIV/AIDS in India
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India (2008-2009)
    Provided mental health assessment and treatment of persons living with HIV/AIDS at 'SNEHADAAN' run by Sneha Charitable Trust, Bangalore
  • Rural mental health care in India
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India (2005-2008)
    "MAANASI", the Community Psychiatry program at a village called Mugalur 30 km from Bangalore, India is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Community Medicine and Psychiatry of St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore, and supported by the Rotary Club of Columbia, and the Rotary Club of Koramangala. The program runs a weekly out-patient service with about 80 patients on regular follow-up. I was part of the team that provided mental health care.
  • Rural health care in India
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India 2002
    Provided medical health care for adults and children and conducted an assessment of nutritional status of school children at 17 villages of Kollegal Taluk organized by Holy Cross Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Kollegal Taluk, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka (under the supervision of Dr. Sr. Aquinus).

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NIH Early Career ReviewerNIH CSR2020
2020 CPDD Travel Award for Early Career InvestigatorsCollege on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)2020
ISCTM 2020 New Investigator AwardInternational Society for CNS Clinical Trials Methodology (ISCTM)2019
Alavi-Mandell AwardSociety for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)2019
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Travel Award 20182018
Seymour Lustman Resident Research Award 2018Yale Department of Psychiatry2018
YCCI Scholar Award (2018 - 2020)Institutional K award (KL-2)2018
American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) New Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP)2017
Dana Foundation: David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program Award 2016Dana Foundation2016
Laughlin Family Foundation Outstanding Psychiatric Resident Award 20162016
Thomas P Detre Research Fellowship 2015-20162015
APA Diversity Leadership Fellowship (2015-17)American Psychiatric Association2015
SOBP Chairman's Choice AwardSociety of Biological Psychiatry2015
AADPRT IMG Fellowship 2015American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)2015
IAPA Outstanding Resident Award 2015Indo-American Psychiatric Association (IAPA)2015
GAP Fellowship 2015Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP)2015
Seymour Lustman Resident Research Award 2014Yale Department of Psychiatry2014
APIRE/ Janssen Research Scholar AwardAmerican Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE)2014

Professional Service

American Psychiatric AssociationFellow2021 - Present
American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP)ASCP Technology Task Force2019 - Present
Journal of Dual DiagnosisAssociate Editor2019 - Present
Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS)Committee Member2019 - Present
Medical Research Council (MRC), UKAd-hoc reviewer2019 - Present
American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP)Committee Member2017 - Present
Yale University Human Investigation Committee (HIC)Member2016 - Present
American Journal of Psychiatry-Residents' JournalEditor-in-Chief (2015-16)2015 - 2016
American Journal of Psychiatry-Residents' JournalSenior-Deputy Editor2014 - 2015

Departments & Organizations