Projects carried out by the research team

International Multi Centre, Clinical Trials is being carried out in the area of Mental Health since 2000.

"Rapid assessment survey on the use of alcohol among the urban population" - A collaborative study with Dr. D. Mohan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi [1999 – 2000].

"National household survey on alcohol and drug abuse in India" - A major epidemiological survey carried out in 60 clusters all over Tamil Nadu [2000 – 2001].

Conducted a research study on enhancing the overall development of high school students through life skills training.(2000-2002).

"Injection practices among health care providers and clients" - An epidemiological study involving around 80 centers throughout the country, by Dr. Narendra Arora, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr. R. Sathianathan [2002 – 2003].

"Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices of health policy makers influencing the decisions taken by the health care providers and caregivers" – This study focused on HIV care in Urban and Rural areas [2003].

"Migration and mental health" – A collaborative study with Dr. Rajesh Sagar, AIIMS, New Delhi [2003 – 2004].

The team has been involved in several international clinical trials - (randomized controlled trials) involving various psychotropic drugs (2000 – till date).

The team is involved with a research study on "Prevalence of depression in diabetics and evolving intervention strategies" funded by the Government of Tamil Nadu [2005].

Psychosocial support training for primary school teachers at Andaman & Nicobar Islands –(Phase I ) –Project supported by UNICEF(.Oct-2005- Dec 2005).