Asima Zehgeer, MBBS

Faculty, Psychiatry, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Interested in effectiveness of pharmacotherapy in youth with psychiatric disorders. To have better understanding whether it is lack of efficacy of the delivered treatment/ intervention or lack of adherence to the treatment that contributes to in effectiveness and poor outcome. Understanding adherence and its inconsistencies and strategies to overcome it is critical in order to enhance treatment outcomes. Planning to work in collaboration with InCHIP, to focus on understanding the dynamics of this health behavior and related systems, and develop a multifaceted intervention model that can be easily individualized to increase adherence of adolescents with psychiatric disorders who are at high risk of treatment dropout from community-based treatments. During my residency years in Adult Psychiatry, have worked with inpatient population, on effectiveness of group therapy to enhance compliance with outpatient follow up appointments upon discharge.


MBBS ( Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) 2002, Government Medical college India.( Equivalent to MD)
Adult Psychiatry Residency, 2008-2012; Nassau University Medical Center, NY USA.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, 2012-2014; UCONN.

Featured Publication

Volume 26, Number 10, 2016.

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