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The Department of Psychiatry has a wide range of research interests and resources. We have faculty recipients of Federal, State and Institutional research grants, supported by staff, with years of clinical research experience. We also have active editors and editorial board members for relevant mental health and substance use journals.
The department is part of several collaborative research groups including: Texas Youth Depression and Suicide Research Network, Childhood Trauma Research Network, Texas Tech Mental Health Initiative, Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics, Center of Excellence for Integrative Health, Obesity Research Institute, and Southwest Institute for Addictive Diseases. Our research units include adult out-patient clinics, a child and adolescent psychiatry clinic, in-patient units in affiliated hospitals (e.g. University Medical Center, Covenant Health System) as well as community outreach programs (e.g. Child Psychiatry Access Network and Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program).
The Department houses a research-grade repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulator and the residents in our Department have access to a variety of research facilities located on campus including the Texas Tech Neuroimaging Institute, Clinical Research Institute, Garrison Institute on Ageing and Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.
We foster opportunities for residents and students to participate in and/or develop their own research and quality improvement projects.

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  1. Sarangi, A., Nelson, J., Chavez. M. Impact of COVID-19 on psychiatry medical student education and healthcare delivery -perspective of a smaller size psychiatry department. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Online, May 2021.
  2. Sarangi, A., Ibrahim, Y. Do positive psychological traits predict treatment response in patients with Major Depressive and/or Generalized Anxiety Disorders? American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Online, May 2021.
  3. Sarangi, A., McMahon, T. A case of enuresis with the use of risperidone in a patient with Schizoaffective Disorder. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Online, May 2021.
  4. Sarangi, A., Nelson, J. A descriptive study evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on delivery of care and mental health of geriatric nursing home staff members. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 29:4S, April 2021POSTER NUMBER: NR-17 S121-S122.DOI:
  5. Bayazit, H., Joshi, A. Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders Among Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster 2021 APA Annual Meeting, Virtual. May 2021.
  6. Bayazit, H., Joshi, A. A Complex Case of Factitious Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder. APA Annual Meeting, Virtual. May 2021.
  7. Bayazit, H. Delirium Due to COVID-19 in a Schizoaffective Disorder Patient. APA Annual Meeting, Virtual. May 2021.
  8. Shoji, E., Maveddat, A., Baronia, R., Ibrahim, Y. P63. Delirious Mania in Bipolar 1 Disorder and Parkinson’s Disease. 31st Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2020; 32(3):e22 .  
  9. Pan, S., Ali, K., Saugh, K., Baronia, R., Chavez, M., Ibrahim, Y. Positive psychological factors and the development of depressive symptoms in medical students. 2021 ADMSEP Annual meeting, Virtually online or in-person at Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, June 16-19, 2021
  10. Ali,H., Jacobparayil, A., Siddiqui,A., Singh, A. Baronia, R., Chavez, M., Ibrahim, Y. Association between Positive Psychological Factors and the Prevalence of Anxiety in Medical Students. 31st Annual Meeting American Neuropsychiatric Association. March 17-21, 2021.
  11. Siddiqui, A., Hsui, C., Worsham, J., Baronia, R., Ibrahim, Y. Cultural Challenges of Matrix Model in Arabic Countries. 2021 APA Annual Meeting, Virtual. May 1-3 2021.