MD Dissertation on Homeless Youth

Depression, anxiety, and stress; and history of abuse in homeless young men of Delhi

Project Brief
  • Dissertation work for MD
  • Conducted a survey of the homeless young men living in New Delhi, across 82 night shelters, to screen them for mental health issues and history of abuse using a tool previous deployed in similar settings in India.
  • Was awarded the best thesis work award
Principal Investigator Dr. Pranab Chatterjee, Resident, Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Dissertation Mentor Dr. Sanjay Chaturvedi, Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
My Role
  • Protocol development, obtaining necessary clearances and approvals (departmental research screen, IEC, civic authorities, shelter managers)
  • Development, pre-testing of data collection tools
  • Data collection, management, analysis and interpretation
  • Writing the dissertation
  • Manuscript writing
Project Period July 2012 – May 2014
Funding Details Intramural Research Grant, University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

₹ 25,000 (~US$ 450)