Jayesh R. Kamath, M.D., Ph.D.
Psychiatry & Immunology
Dr. Kamath is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Immunology at the UConn Health Center. He serves on the Pharmacy & Therapeutic (P&T) Committee, Cancer Committee, and Residency Training Committee at the UConn Health Center. He is also an active member of the Cancer Supportive Care Editorial Board at the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Kamath's major research interests involve investigation of the interactions between the psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunological systems and basic/clinical aspects of psychopharmacological management of psychiatric disorders. He is currently involved in clinical trials with established and investigational medications for the treatment of mood, anxiety and psychiatric disorders at the Neuropsychopharmacology Treatment, Research, and Training Center (NTRTC).
He is the recipient of several awards including NIMH sponsored New Investigator Award & Career Development Award for Bipolar Disorder, NIH Merit Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and Outpatient Attending of the Year (2010) award by Psychiatry residents.
He has a particular interest in the biological and psychological risk factors for cancer-related depression/fatigue and is currently involved in a study investigating psychological distress and physiological markers associated with breast cancer diagnosis (Funded by the CT breast health initiative). He is involved in studies evaluating novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for cancer-related fatigue and depression. One of such studies with Dr. Andrew Winokur, involves investigation of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) as a treatment for cancer fatigue (Funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation). Another novel study plans to investigate omega 3 fatty acid supplements as a treatment of cancer-related depression (Funded by the Donaghue foundation).
Another major interest of Dr. Kamath involves psychopharmacological management of psychiatric disorders in the correctional system. He is currently involved in an NIMH funded study investigating implementation of Texas medication algorithm (TIMA) for Bipolar Disorder in the correctional setting.
Dr. Kamath teaches third year medical student courses; supervises medical students and residents in the outpatient clinic.
St. Petersubrg Pavolv State Medical University, Russia, M.D.
University of Arizona, AZ, Ph.D. (Immunology/Cancer Biology)
University of Connecticut, CT, Psychiatry Resident
University of Connecticut, CT, Psychopharmacolgy Fellow
Phone: (860) 679-6727
Fax: (860) 679-6781
Jayesh R. Kamath, MC6415
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6415