ashokmallaDr. Malla is a Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, where he holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Early Psychosis, with a cross appointment in Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Until July 2014, he has been the founding Director of the Prevention and Early intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP-Montréal) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He is currently an editor of the Journal of Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. His clinical and research interests have been primarily related to pursuing the goal of understanding neurobiological, psychosocial and cross-cultural aspects of multidimensional outcome in psychotic disorders, with special emphasis on early phase psychosis and improving outcome through early intervention. He has conducted multidisciplinary research in schizophrenia and early psychosis, concentrating primarily on improving outcome. He has published more than 260 peer-reviewed articles, held numerous peer reviewed research grants from CIHR and NIH, supervised many graduate students, residents and fellows, and has been an advisor on program development and research in early intervention in psychotic disorders in several countries. He has recently been awarded a $25M grant as the lead investigator for a national research project on transformation of youth mental health services in Canada, funded jointly by CIHR and Graham Boekch Foundation under the Strategies for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR). He is also leading several global mental health projects in India, including one in Kashmir.