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600 N. Wolfe Street, Meyer 109

Research Interests

rural mental health; community psychiatry; severe mental illness; humanitarian projects; suicide prevention; Global mental health; Low and Middle income countries; Patient Safety; Adverse events;
Experiences & Accomplishments
Interest in clinical and health services research, severe mental illness, patient safety and quality of care. My other major interest is in Global Community Psychiatry. I have directed an international project to screen and treat mainly women and children in rural Southern India for 2 decades called the Maanasi Project( The model has been successfully duplicated in Lithuania for suicide prevention and is being established in Kenya. Treatment has reached a population collectively of over 6 million households in total.
Interested in teaching these concepts. Also working on preventing injury to patients and staff, avoiding medical errors, preventing inpatient suicide.Interested in humanitarian work in Low and Middle Income Countries through Foundation/ other Grants.
Known for international program building, teaching and mentoring.
Have been President of the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators, Association of Women Psychiatrists, Scientific Program Chair for the American Psychiatric Association for several years and selected District Governor for Rotary District 7620 for 2021-22.
Over 100 articles, book chapters and 3 books published.
Honors & Awards
2002            Award for Leadership,  Indo-American Psychiatric Association National Service
2004-2005       Rotary International Humanitarian Service Award (for a mental health project), India
2007-2008       Rotary International District level Awards including Best President for Humanitarian Service
2008            Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Psychiatric Administrators, Washington, DC
2008            President’s Award, St. John’s Medical College Alumni Association (for community psychiatric service), Orlando, Florida
2010            Radha Pathak Award (for raising mental health awareness among South Asians), Counselors Helping Asian Indians, Columbia, MD
2011, 2012      The Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award, Zone 33 (out of 700 clubs)
2012            Rotary International, ‘Service- Above- Self’ Global Award
2013            Top 18 Professors in Maryland’. Selected by the Hopkins School of Nursing
2013            The Paul McHugh award for excellence in resident teaching
2014            Jeanne Spurlock, M.D. Social Justice Award, American Women’s Psychiatric Association
2014            Rotary International Global Alumnus Award for Global Community psychiatry (only one in the
2014            Rotary Bangalore Midtown Award for Global Community Psychiatric Service
2015            Elected Member American College of Psychiatrists
2016, 2018 Nominated for the Clinical Excellence Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2016 American Psychiatric Association Kun Po Soo Award for contributions to Asian American psychiatry
2017 American Psychiatric Association’s Administrative Psychiatry Award for leadership and
administration in patient safety
2018 Honored at the World Bank for International Women’s Day- invited Keynote speaker as a woman who
has positively impacted millions of lives of women globally
2018 Best Volunteer Teacher award selected by residents and faculty. Rowan University, Cooper Medical
2019 Elected to the Distinguished Teacher's Society of Hopkins University

Who’s Who for Physician Executives, America’s Best Doctors, 2000-2014
Baltimore’s Best Docs in Baltimore Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011, 2012, 2013,2014- 2019
Super Doctors, Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, 2010,2011, 2012, 2013
Best Doctors in America, 2011-2020
Interviewed for TV and other broadcasts live in many countries around the world.
Select Publications
Antonio Lasalvia,  Tine Van Bortel,  Chiara Bonetto, Geetha Jayaram,  Jaap van Weeghel, Silvia Zoppei, Lee Knifton,  Neil Quinn, Kristian Wahlbeck,  Doriana Cristofalo,  Mariangela Lanfredi,  Norman Sartorius,  Graham Thornicroft, and the ASPEN/ INDIGO Study Group. Cross-national variations in reported discrimination among people treated for major depression worldwide: the ASPEN/INDIGO international study. British Journal of Psychiatry. (In Press). 2015.
  • Lasalvia A, Zoppei S, Van Bortel T, Bonetto C, Cristofalo D, Wahlbeck K, Bacle SV, Van Audenhove C, van Weeghel J, Reneses B, Germanavicius A, Economou M,Lanfredi M, Ando S, Sartorius N, Lopez-Ibor JJ,Thornicroft G, Treacy S, Brohan E, Rose D, Aromaa E,Nordmyr J, Nyqvist F, Herberts C, Lewis O, Russo J,Karsay D, Maglajlic R, Goldie I, Knifton L, Quinn N,Scheerder G, Tambuyzer E, Hristakeva V, Roelandt JL,Daumerie N, Caria A, Zaske H, Gaebel W, Louki E,Peppou L, Geroulanou K, Harangozo J, Sebes J, Csukly G, Rossi G, Pedrini L, Markovskaja N, Valantinas V,Boumans J, Willemsen E, Plooy A, Duarte T, Monteiro FJ,Teodorescu R, Radu I, Pana E, Hurova J, Leczova D,Svab V, Konecnik N, Palomares N, Bayon C, Ucok A,Karaday G, Glozier N, Cockayne N, Tófoli LF, Costa MS,Milev R, Garrah T, Tackaberry L, Stuart H, Margetic BA,Grošic PF, Jakovljevic M, Wenigová B, Pavla Š, Radwan DN, Johnson P, Goud R, Nandesh, Jayaram G, Suzuki Y,Akiyama T, Matsunaga A, Bernick P, Bowa J, Ola B,Owoeye O, Oshodi Y, Abdulmalik J, Chee KY, Ali N, Kadri N, Belghazi D, Anwar Y, Khan N, Kausar R, Vidojevic IM,Sumathipala A, Chang CC, Mei C, Nacef F, Ouali U,Ouertani H, Jomli R, Ouertani A, Kaaniche K, Bello R,Ortega M, Melone A, Marques MA, Marco F, Ríos A,Rodríguez E, Laguado A. Global pattern of experienced and anticipated discrimination reported by people with major depressive disorder: a cross-sectional survey.. The Lancet (Lancet)Publisher: Elsevier The Lancet . 10/2012; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736 (12)61379-8.
  • Srinivasan K, Isaacs A., Thomas T, Jayaram G., Outcomes of Common Mental Disorders in Southern Rural India. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry 2006; 22: 110-115.
  • Isaacs AN, Srinivasan K, Neerakkal I, Jayaram G. Initiating a community mental health programme in rural Karnataka. Indian Journal of Community Medicine.
  • Wasan AJ, Neufeld K, Jayaram G. Practice Patterns and Treatment Choices among Psychiatrists in New Delhi, India: A Qualitative and Quantitative Study. Soc Psych Psych Epid (2009) 44:109-119.(
  • Jayaram G., Inpatient Suicide Prevention: Promoting a Culture and System of Safety Over 30 Years of Practice . J of Psychiatric Practice, September 2014.
MAANASI phase 2
Project Maanasi
Maanasi Global, Kenya
Suicide Prevention in Lithuania