Mani Pavuluri, MD (CV), is the Director of the Brain and Wellness Institute, Distinguished Fellow at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fellow of Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists, and Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. She is co-founder and strategic advisor for the digital company Medcircle.Inc, a health education network (medcircle.com).
Dr. Pavuluri worked as Professor of Psychiatry and Founding Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (2000-2018). She was endowed the Berger-Colbeth Term Chair in Child Psychiatry in 2010. Dr. Pavuluri completed her psychiatric training in NZ, Australia and USA, and is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is continually named as the Best Doctor, Top Doctor and Top Psychiatrist by her peers and consumers in USA. She received the prestigious National prizes such as Klerman award for the best scientific discovery, AACAP Klingenstein prize for the best paper on mood disorders, and the University Scholar of the Year Award from the University of Illinois. She was honored with the Jay Hirsch Excellence in Teaching Award from the UIC Child Psychiatry Fellows. She serves on editorial boards of international scientific journals. She has mentored many clinical and research faculty and their programs across the world and consults patients from across the USA.
Her scientific work is a trailblazer for how we understand brain circuitry function and medication effects on the brain function in mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and ADHD through functional magnetic neuroimaging technology (fMRI). Her research has been funded by federal and leading private foundations. Dr. Pavuluri’s work is foremost among the cohort of studies mapping the brain functional model underscoring the interface of cognitive and emotional brain circuits. One of her books is What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents that draws from30 years of her clinical experience. She has special interest in suicide prevention and the program- Brain and Environmental Training Towards Emotional Resilience, in short- Feel BETTER (blog: drmanipavuluri.com)
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