Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD, is Associate Dean for Community Behavioral Health and Associate Chair for Innovation in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Rush Medical College. He is the Director of the Rush-University of Chicago ITM Center for Underserved Populations & Innovative Interventions and formerly served as the director of the Road Home Program: Center for Veterans and their Families. His research focuses on technology and community-based interventions for high-risk populations with psychiatric and substance use disorders. In the past, he has worked with refugee children on the Pakistan-Afghan border, street children in India, foster youth in Central Illinois, and incarcerated youth in California. He worked at a youth homeless shelter in San Francisco and is continuing this work with homeless youth in Chicago. Dr. Karnik is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
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