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Overview

Research areas such as mental health and behavioral science emerged as a significant discipline in medicine. Using a holistic approach, this research line is devoted to manage people with mental health problems and to promote mental health well-being throughevidence-based prevention and intervention programs with a focus on biopsychosocial factors.

A behavioral science lab has been established for research activities. There is active involvement of members who are from different areas of expertise (e.g., psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and primary care physicians). With this continuing research effort, we hope to improve health services in Malaysia, to equip our researchers with cutting-edge knowledge, to increase the capacity building of expertise, and to fulfill the need of becoming a center of excellence in the discipline of mental health.

Our research areas include:

  • Community mental health
  • Health-promoting and-compromising behaviors
  • Children and adolescents mental health issues
  • Liaison psychiatry (e.g., cancer and chronic illnesses)
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychological management of chronic pain
  • Psychological intervention (i.e., cognitive behavior therapy, cognitive remediation therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy)
  • Our group members include:

    • Professor Dr. Azhar Md Zain - Senior Consultant Psychiatrist/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Professor Dr. Sherina Mohd Sidik - Senior Consultant Family Physician/Community Mental Health
    • Associate Professor Dr. Brian Ho Kong Wai - Consultant Psychiatrist/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    • Associate Professor Dr. Noorjan Khin Ohnmar Naing - Consultant Psychiatrist/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Associate Professor Dr. Hamidin Awang - Consultant Psychiatrist/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Associate Professor Dr. Normala Ibrahim - Consultant Psychiatrist/General Psychiatry/Community Health
    • Dr. Bharathi Vengadasalam - SeniorMedicalLecturer/Geriatric Psychiatry
    • Dr. Nik Shaliza Husin - Senior Medical Lecturer/Liaison Psychiatry
    • Dr. Phang Cheng Kar - Senior Medical Lecturer/General Psychiatry/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dr. Ang Jin Kiat - Senior Medical Lecturer/General Psychiatry/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
    • Dr. Zubaidah Jamil@Osman - Senior Lecturer/Clinical Psychology/Pain Management
    • Dr. Firdaus Mukhtar - Senior Lecturer/Clinical Psychology/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dr. Siti Irma Fadhilah Ismail - Senior Lecturer/Clinical Psychology/Population Health
    • Dr. Tan Kit-Aun - Senior Lecturer/Developmental Psychopathology/Psychometric
    • Dr. Nor Sheeren Zulkefly - Senior Lecturer/Clinical Psychology


    Updated:: 02/07/2014 [nahariahml]

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