Rakesh Jain, M.D., M.P.H.
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Austin, TX
Director, Psychiatric Drug Research
R/D Clinical Research Center
Lake Jackson, TX

Dr. Jain is Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, in Austin, TX, and Director of Psychiatric Drug Research for the R/D Clinical Research Center at Lake Jackson in Texas.

Dr. Jain attended medical school at the University of Calcutta in India. He then attended graduate school at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, where he was awarded a National Institute/Center for Disease Control Competitive Traineeship. His research thesis focused on impact of substance abuse. He graduated from the School of Public Health in 1987 with a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree.

After graduate school, Dr. Jain completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Research Psychiatry at the University of Texas Mental Sciences Institute in Houston. He received the National Research Service Award for the support of the postdoctoral fellowship. After this, he served a three-year residency in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, as well as a two-year fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Jain is currently involved in multiple research projects studying the effects of medications on short-term and long-term treatment of depression, anxiety, pain/mood overlap disorders, and psychosis in adult and child/adolescent populations. He is the author of several articles on mood and pain conditions. His research posters have been presented at the APA, ACNP, AACAP, and US Psychiatric Congress conferences, among others. He has co-authored several articles in peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Psychiatric Research and Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Dr. Jain serves on several advisory boards focusing on drug development and disease state education. He was recently named “Public Citizen of the Year” by the National Association of Social Workers, Gulf Coast Chapter, in recognition of community and peer education and championing of mental health issues. He was also recently awarded the “Extra Mile Award” by the school district, in recognition of his service to the children of the school district and consultation to the teachers and counselors. At a recent U.S. Psychiatric Congress, held in San Diego, California, he was the recipient of “Teacher of the Year Award.”