Anushka Patel

Anushka Patel

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Anushka Patel, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, specializing in trauma-related assessment and treatment across cultures. She earned her BA from Carleton College, MN. She completed her doctoral studies at The University of Tulsa, OK, and her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) before joining this lab.

Anushka is particularly passionate about developing and delivering trauma-related interventions to people in underserved communities using community-based participatory methods. Anushka is currently an NIH-funded Fogarty Fellow. She will spend her fellowship year at Sangath, in Goa, India, under the mentorship of Drs. Vikram Patel, Abhijit Nadkarni, Sailesh Mohan, and Ameeta Kalokhe. Her research project will focus on co-creating a trauma-focused intervention for survivors of gender-based violence with key stakeholders.

Anushka is also a content development co-lead on the EMPOWER project, which aims to build the mental health workforce globally by building a digital training platform for non-specialist frontline health workers. She remains a research affiliate at UCSF and delivers depression-related clinical care to Latinx people living with HIV at UCSF.