Dr. C. Naveen Kumar

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore

Dr. C Naveen Kumar received his DPM (Diploma in Psychological Medicine) as well as MD Doctor of Medicine) in Psychiatry from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore. He has been a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences since 2011. Currently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry at NIMHANS. He is also the Head of Community Psychiatry Unit, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS. He actively consults on the works conducted by the Centre for Disaster Management, Forensic Psychiatry Services,  Telemedicine Services,Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Services, and Free Legal Aid Services at NIMHANS. His research interests pan across Electroconvulsive therapy and Forensic Psychiatry. He has over 180 Publications in peer reviewed national and international scientific journals and 20 ongoing Research Projects. Furthermore, he has been running community intervention programs in two rural taluks of Karnataka since the past decade: Thirthahalli and Turuvekere. Their team has been identifying and following up two cohorts of schizophrenia patients in these taluks. In addition to the service component, important public health relevant findings have come from these two cohorts. He has been contributing to the mental health capacity building in Karnataka, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim amongst other states