Dr. Rahul Shidhaye

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Dr. Rahul Shidhaye is a Clinical Psychiatrist, having a keen interest in the field of public mental health and implementation science. His research work is mainly in the areas of social determinants of mental health, integration of mental health in primary care and mental health systems strengthening.

He is Principal Investigator for NIMH funded ESSENCE (Enabling translation of Science to Service to Enhance Depression Care) project and country Principal Investigator for various Research Program Consortiums such as PRIME (Program for Improving Mental Health Care), EMERALD (Emerging Mental Health Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries) and SHARE (South Asian Hub for Advocacy, Research and Education on Mental Health) and was a Co-Principal Investigator for VISHRAM (VIdarbha Stress and Health ProgRAM). He works closely with the Government of Madhya Pradesh and has led the scaling up of mental health services across the state as part of SOHAM initiative.