Vinod Srihari, MD

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

Research Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Neurocognition, Neurocomputation, and Neurogenetics, Division of | Psychosis Program at Yale | Specialized Treatment for Early Psychosis (STEP) Program

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Biomarkers; Curriculum; Evidence-Based Medicine; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation; Mental Health Services; Psychotic Disorders; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Research Summary

Dr. Srihari is seeking to determine how best to provide care to individuals who have recently experienced the onset of psychotic symptoms. He directs a research clinic that provides multi-disciplinary care to such individuals while also collecting outcomes to inform an assessment of the cost-effectiveness of such care. The overall goal is to articulate a model of care that can be implemented in community settings across the U.S. to promote the functional recovery of individuals with psychotic illnesses.

Extensive Research Description

The STEP program is engaged in a variety of research projects across the translational continuum with several allied laboratories. The subset of projects that Dr. Srihari is currently a funded Principal Investigator are:

1. NIH R01: Test of a population based strategy to reduce Duration of Untreated Psychosis (Srihari, 2013-)

2. DONAGHUE R3: Web-based tool/ dissemination of STEP model (Cahill&Srihari, 2015-):

3. NIH R01: Multi-model Assessment of Social Process Systems across Autism * Psychosis (McPartland/Srihari, 2015-)

4. NIH Supplement: Inflammatory biomarkers for treatment response and illness trajectories (Srihari, 2015-)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Mental Health & Behavioral Research A Four-week Clinical Trial Investigating Efficacy and Safety of Cannabidiol as a Treatment for Acutely Ill Schizophrenic Patients
Mental Health & Behavioral Research STEP-ED: Reducing Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Its Impact in the U.S.


  • Pathways and Delays to Care in Kingston, Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica (2018)

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

  • DUP Reduction collaborative study Stavanger, Norway; Oslo, Norway; Boston, United States (2013 - 2019)

Selected Publications

See list of PubMed publications

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Contact Info

Vinod Srihari, MD
Lab Location
STEP/Mindmap/PRIME/TRPConnecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street, Fl Basement

New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address
Psychiatry34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519