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Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD

  • Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Board Certification:
  • Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana
Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Psychiatry
Fellowship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago - Clinical Medical Ethics
Clinical Expertise:
  • Addiction
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Dual diagnosis disorders
  • HIV care, psychiatric aspects
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance abuse
  • Traumatic stress
Research Interests:
  • Homelessness
  • Veterans
  • Mobile health technologies
  • Substance use disorders
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Factors Associated With Substance Use in Adolescents With Eating Disorders.
    Mann AP, Accurso EC, Stiles-Shields C, Capra L, Labuschagne Z, Karnik NS, Le Grange D
    J Adolesc Health
    2014 Mar 18
  2. Responses to conflict, family loss and flight: posttraumatic stress disorder among unaccompanied refugee minors from Africa.
    Völkl-Kernstock S, Karnik N, Mitterer-Asadi M, Granditsch E, Steiner H, Friedrich MH, Huemer J
    2014 Mar
  3. Incarcerated youth with personality disorders: prevalence, comorbidity and convergent validity.
    Kaszynski K, Kallis DL, Karnik N, Soller M, Hunter S, Haapanen R, Blair J, Steiner H
    Personal Ment Health
    2014 Feb
  4. Psychiatric disorders, high-risk behaviors, and chronicity of episodes among predominantly African American homeless Chicago youth.
    Castro AL, Gustafson EL, Ford AE, Edidin JP, Smith DL, Hunter SJ, Karnik NS
    J Health Care Poor Underserved
    2014 Aug
  5. Victims of military sexual trauma-you see them, too.
    Baltrushes N, Karnik NS
    J Fam Pract
    2013 Mar
  6. Personality and psychopathology in African unaccompanied refugee minors: repression, resilience and vulnerability.
    Huemer J, Völkl-Kernstock S, Karnik N, G Denny K, Granditsch E, Mitterer M, Humphreys K, Plattner B, Friedrich M, Shaw RJ, Steiner H
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev
    2013 Feb
  7. Psychiatric disorders and substance use in homeless youth: a preliminary comparison of san francisco and chicago.
    Quimby EG, Edidin JP, Ganim Z, Gustafson E, Hunter SJ, Karnik NS
    Behav Sci (Basel)
    2012 Sep
  8. Network science and social media.
    Rice E, Karnik NS
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
    2012 Jun
  9. The mental and physical health of homeless youth: a literature review.
    Edidin JP, Ganim Z, Hunter SJ, Karnik NS
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev
    2012 Jun
  10. Psychopathology in African unaccompanied refugee minors in Austria.
    Huemer J, Karnik N, Voelkl-Kernstock S, Granditsch E, Plattner B, Friedrich M, Steiner H
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev
    2011 Jun
  11. Psychosocial background in incarcerated adolescents from Austria, Turkey and former Yugoslavia.
    Bauer SM, Steiner H, Feucht M, Stompe T, Karnik N, Kasper S, Plattner B
    Psychiatry Res
    2011 Jan 30
  12. Pragmatic research for a messy world.
    Karnik NS
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry
    2011 Dec
  13. Psychopathology, trauma and delinquency: subtypes of aggression and their relevance for understanding young offenders.
    Steiner H, Silverman M, Karnik NS, Huemer J, Plattner B, Clark CE, Blair JR, Haapanen R
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health
  14. The cultural sensibility model: a process-oriented approach for children and adolescents.
    Karnik NS, Dogra N
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am
    2010 Oct
  15. Prevalence differences of psychiatric disorders among youth after nine months or more of incarceration by race/ethnicity and age.
    Karnik NS, Soller MV, Redlich A, Silverman MA, Kraemer HC, Haapanen R, Steiner H
    J Health Care Poor Underserved
    2010 Feb
  16. Prevalence of and gender differences in psychiatric disorders among juvenile delinquents incarcerated for nine months.
    Karnik NS, Soller M, Redlich A, Silverman M, Kraemer HC, Haapanen R, Steiner H
    Psychiatr Serv
    2009 Jun
  17. Unaccompanied refugee children.
    Huemer J, Karnik N, Steiner H
    2009 Feb 21
  18. Integrated treatment of aggression in the context of ADHD in children refractory to stimulant monotherapy: a window into the future of child psychopharmacology.
    Steiner H, Karnik NS
    Am J Psychiatry
    2009 Dec
  19. Mental health issues in unaccompanied refugee minors.
    Huemer J, Karnik NS, Voelkl-Kernstock S, Granditsch E, Dervic K, Friedrich MH, Steiner H
    Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health
  20. Low internalised restraint predicts criminal recidivism in young female prisoners.
    Kjelsberg E, Rustad AB, Karnik N
    Crim Behav Ment Health
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