Prabha Chandra

Professor of Psychiatry
The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
Professor Prabha S. Chandra, is a Professor of Psychiatry and in charge of the Perinatal Psychiatry Services as well as the NIMHANS Centre for Well Being at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India. She studied medicine at the Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi and did her psychiatric training at NIMHANS. She has championed for the development of maternal mental health services in India and has set up the first dedicated perinatal psychiatric service in a public health setting including a Mother Baby inpatient psychiatric unit. She is President Elect of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health and has served as a Temporary Advisor to the WHO and UNAIDS. Her main areas of interest are women’s mental health, perinatal psychiatry, teaching methods, ethics and palliative care. She has published widely in the areas of women’s mental health, the mental health impact of partner violence and perinatal psychiatry including editing several books. She has been an investigator in several research projects and is currently the PI of the Bangalore Child Health and Development urban cohort of mother child dyads.
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