Mythili Hazarika, PhD, MPhil

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Fogarty Postdoctoral Fellow

Master of Clinical Psychology, Pune University, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Master of Philosophy, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
Doctor of Philosophy, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India

Hometown: Guwahati, Assam, India
Research Interests: My research interests are in cognitive, psychological, and social concomitants of alcoholism, drug and substance abuse, stress and the human mind and its manifestations in childhood depression and its ramifications, attachment and relationship problems among youth and adults. I am interested in both theoretical as well as therapeutic knowledge in these areas.
Long-term career goals: My career goals are to enhance my skills and training in therapeutic, clinical, and academic psychiatry, research in child and adolescent mental health issues, substance abuse and relationship domains, experience in teaching and supervision and to develop skills in epidemiological research in psychiatry.
What philosophy guides your education? Build my own theories and apply in life.
What do you see as the most pressing public health problems facing the world today? High-risk behavior like drug and alcohol use, sexually transmitted diseases and suicides are some of the symptomatic conditions on the rise among the youth in north-east India and globally. A complex socio-economic environment resulting from recurring political upheavals has meant a lack a skilled mental health professionals who can advocate public mental health policies for a population in need of such intervention and support in the world at large.