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Meera Narasimhan, MD
Professor and Chair of Clinical Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Sci

Contact Information
(803) 434-4266
15 Medical Park, Ste. 301
Columbia, SC 29203

Department
Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
Division of Psychiatry

Residencies
Yale University, 1997

Fellowships
Clinical Neuroscience Research, Yale University, 1998

Specialties
Psychiatry-General
Pharmacotherapy

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, 1999

Foreign Languages
Hindi
Kannada
Tamil

Biography


Meera Narasimhan, MD is the Associate Provost for Health Sciences at the University of South Carolina and Professor and Chair in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Narasimhan completed her residency in psychiatry at Yale University and went on to complete a fellowship in neuroscience at Yale. Dr. Narasimhan attended medical school at the Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal, India. Dr. Narasimhan also serves on faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.

Dr. Narasimhan's scientific career has focused on clinical, multidisciplinary, policy research, as an educator and community service provider at the University of South Carolina. One of her foremost accomplishments at USC has been starting a highly productive research division with an outstanding funding track record to help understand the biology and novel somatic interventions in a wide spectrum of psychiatric disorders and its interface with medical illness. She has several NIH grants throughout her career and is nationally recognized for her work in telehealth to improve access and affordability with the work being awarded the “Psychiatric Services Achievement Award” from the American Psychiatric Association and also being featured on the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Innovative Exchange.

Dr. Narasimhan has an excellent track record of fostering public-private-academic partnership(s) and has demonstrated her ability to think outside the box of traditional approaches to addressing basic public health service needs of the community capturing valuable data as it pertains to cost, quality and sustainability. She has collaborated across health sciences disciplines to deliver integrated care in this rapidly changing healthcare environment. In recognition of her contributions she has received numerous prestigious national and international awards from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, American Psychiatric Association, Mental Health America, Indo American Psychiatric Association, the Department of Mental Health, Yale University and USC-School of Medicine. In 2014 she received the “Hind Rattan Award”, an Indian diaspora award granted annually to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) with distinguished careers across the globe for outstanding achievements and contributions by the NRI Welfare Society of India. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, was inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists and named to the list of “Best Doctors in America.” She has presented at numerous national and international meetings, is widely published in peer view journals and serves on editorial boards, various statewide and national professional organizations.