CHST Research Vitals
Project Mumbai-Global Health and Digital Therapies
By: Dr. Rupa Kalahasthi
Dr. Rupa Kalahasthi is a Global Health Post-Doctoral Fellow with CHST’s Priority Behavioral Program. With training and experience in India and the USA, she is currently completing her Post-Doctoral Fellowship with RIT at both the Mumbai, India, and Rochester, New York locations. Her experience in both New York and India involve working with individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness among homeless shelter residents. Her translational research entails bringing the best care (e.g., evidenced-based digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to the underserved. She has been trained in psychodynamic perspectives as well as neuropsychological assessments. Her current clinical interests lie in working with the underserved population, creating mental health awareness and increasing access to care with innovative on-site homeless shelter Kiosks. Additionally, her research interests focus on the cultural applicability of digital therapeutic platforms and digital screeners to accurately diagnose and treat the underserved. In her current Post-Doctoral project, she is guiding clinical psychology interns from CHST and graduate-level students from St. Xavier Mumbai in translational research projects. Scholarship topics include using telehealth and adapting tools and treatment modules to the Indian population. She received the Humanitarian Award from RIT Priority Behavioral Health (2020) and an Honorable Mention, APA Division 52 International Psychology (2018) for her work across the US and India.
Acknowledgments: Office of International Education and Global Programs
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