Improving Mental Health through Integration with Primary Care in Rural Karnataka

Research Project

The overall goal of this study is to improve screening, diagnoses and treatment of Common Mental Disorders among individuals with dual mental illness and cardiovascular disease diagnoses in rural South India. The multi-level intervention uses a collaborative care model that will be tested in a cluster RCT and includes low-cost, evidence-based sustainable strategies targeting multiple chronic diseases. This five-year study is being conducted in collaboration with our colleagues at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore and the Karnataka State government. 

PIs: Maria L. Ekstrand PhD, Krishnamachari Srinivasan MD

Co-Is: Prem Mony MD, Denis Xavier MD, Mary Whooley MD

Project Staff: Elsa Heylen, Yasmin Williams, additional staff TBN

July 6, 2014 - April 30, 2019

Research Date