Ashok Malla

Job role: 
Psychiatrist, Principal Investigator
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Brief Biography: 

Dr. Ashok Malla is a Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University where he holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Early Psychosis, Director of the Prevention and Early intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP-Montréal) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Lead Investigator of ACCESS-Canada. His clinical and research interests have been primarily related to multidisciplinary research in schizophrenia with special emphasis on psychopathology, role of stress, neurobiological and social predictors of outcome, clinical trials, early diagnosis and case identification, community interventions to reduce delays in treatment and quality of life. He has published over 140 peer reviewed articles, held many peer reviewed research grants and been an advisor on program development and research in early intervention in psychotic disorders in several countries including Canada, the U.S.A and India. 

Regions of interest: 
North America
Disorders of interest: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders

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Testing an Innovative Low Cost Model for Improving Mental Health Services in a Rural District in Kashmir

Use of trained lay healthcare workers and technology to overcome limitations in the delivery of mental health services to youth.
Children and adolescents
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders