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Rajapillai Pillai, M.D., Ph.D.


University of Massachusetts Medical School -- Baystate, Springfield, MA06/2022Pediatrics
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NYMD, PhD05/2020Neuroscience
Yale University, New Haven, CTBA05/2012Cognitive Science
Family Centered Care Award
Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Scholarship to the AAP Advocacy Conference
2016 - 2020
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award F30 Fellowship (Grant No. F30MH109412)
Stony Brook Citizenship Award
Stony Brook HOME Student Service Award
Kristin Harris Award for Academic Excellence in Psychiatry
Second Place Winner, Three-Minute Thesis Competition
Chair’s Choice Award
MD/PhD Student Conference and Molecular Psychiatry Travel Award
Community Service Award

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  1. Sanders JS, Pillai RLI, Sturley R, Sillau S, Asato MR, Aravamuthan BR, Bonuck K, Cervenka MC, Hammond N, Siegel JF, Siasoco V, Margolis BA. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Behavioral Health of People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Psychiatr Serv. 2022 Jun 23; appips202100524. PMID: 35734865.
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  2. Pillai RLI. We All Need a Little TLC: An Argument for an Increased Role of Child Life Services in Patient Care and Medical Education. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 10; 10(10):913-917. PMID: 32887731.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Roselaar N, Pillai RLI, Kirschen GW, Patnaik A, Maramara B, Tolentino J. Left-Sided Headache in a Salvadorian Woman. Infect Dis Clin Pract (Baltim Md). 2020 Jul; 28(4):247-249. PMID: 34017161.
  4. Pillai RLI, Bartlett EA, Ananth MR, Zhu C, Yang J, Hajcak G, Parsey RV, DeLorenzo C. Examining the underpinnings of loudness dependence of auditory evoked potentials with positron emission tomography. Neuroimage. 2020 06; 213:116733. PMID: 32169543.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Pillai RLI, Butchart L, Hill KR, Lazarus Z, Patel R, Yan LE, Kenyon LJ, Post SG. You're Not Alone: Sharing of Anonymous Narratives to Destigmatize Mental Illness in Medical Students and Faculty. Acad Psychiatry. 2020 Apr; 44(2):223-226. PMID: 31792912.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Pillai RLI, Huang C, LaBella A, Zhang M, Yang J, Trivedi M, Weissman M, McGrath P, Fava M, Kurian B, Cooper C, McInnis M, Oquendo MA, Pizzagalli DA, Parsey RV, DeLorenzo C. Examining raphe-amygdala structural connectivity as a biological predictor of SSRI response. J Affect Disord. 2019 09 01; 256:8-16. PMID: 31158720.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Pillai RL, Zhang M, Yang J, Mann JJ, Oquendo MA, Parsey RV, DeLorenzo C. Molecular connectivity disruptions in males with major depressive disorder. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2019 08; 39(8):1623-1634. PMID: 29519187.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Pillai RLI, Zhang M, Yang J, Boldrini M, Mann JJ, Oquendo MA, Parsey RV, DeLorenzo C. Will imaging individual raphe nuclei in males with major depressive disorder enhance diagnostic sensitivity and specificity? Depress Anxiety. 2018 05; 35(5):411-420. PMID: 29365217.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Pillai RLI, Malhotra A, Rupert DD, Weschler B, Williams JC, Zhang M, Yang J, Mann JJ, Oquendo MA, Parsey RV, DeLorenzo C. Relations between cortical thickness, serotonin 1A receptor binding, and structural connectivity: A multimodal imaging study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 02; 39(2):1043-1055. PMID: 29323797.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Pillai RL, Tipre DN. Metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 - a promising target in drug development and neuroimaging. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016 Jun; 43(6):1151-70. PMID: 26743895.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.