Sobhana Harihara Subramanian, PhD, MPhil, MSW

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Fogarty Postdoctoral Fellow

Master of Social Work, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, India
Master of Philosophy, Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
Doctor of Philosophy, Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India

Hometown: Tezpur, Assam, India
Research Interests: I am interested in aging and related mental health issues, pathways to care, career and family concerns of older adults, mainly because of the public health and societal impact the steady increase in the older people is going to have. Development assessment tools and intervention methodologies leading to better evidence-based practice is also a focus of interest.
Long-term career goals: Use my research training at UF to promote and carry out studies in the field of mental health, with special focus on older adults to improve the existing mental health services.
What philosophy guides your education? “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
What do you see as the most pressing public health problems facing the world today? Disparity in the distribution of health care services affecting accessibility to health care.