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Rajiv Tandon, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Rajiv Tandon, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Tandon has authored more than 300 scientific publications and given over 1,000 national and international scientific presentations. He has received several awards for research and teaching in schizophrenia, including the 2010 and 2016 SIRS (International Schizophrenia Research Society) Senior Researcher of the Year awards for the most-cited paper in schizophrenia between 2008-2010 and the most downloaded paper in schizophrenia between 2014-2016. Dr. Tandon has received the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for Mental Illness on three occasions: in 2009, 2012, and 2015. He was a member of the DSM-5 workgroup on schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders and is a member of the World Psychiatry Association Pharmacopsychiatry Section. Dr. Tandon is currently President of the Florida chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness and President-Elect of the Florida Psychiatric Society. His major areas of clinical and research interest are the neuropharmacology of schizophrenia, differences between typical and atypical antipsychotic agents, dimensions of schizophrenic psychopathology (with a particular focus on negative symptoms), neuroendocrine and polysomnographic abnormalities in schizophrenia, and the evidence-based treatment of schizophrenia and other major mental disorders.