Department of Liberal Arts
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Kandi, Sangareddy: 502285
Telangana, India.

Office number: B 413
Tel : +91 (40) 2301 7045
Email: mahati@la.iith.ac.in

I am an Associate Professor of Health & Medical Psychology in the Department of Liberal Arts at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

My main research focus is on:

i) Psycho-oncology: pathways to care, literacy, labeling and language, communication, coping, quality of life, illness representations, patient-caregiver-physician relationship/interaction, end-of-life issues and decision-making.

ii) Adherence: factors associated with adherence to healthy behaviours/doctor's recommendations, especially among chronically ill populations.

iii) Health behaviours: diet, exercise, safe sex.

I explore these topics through a variety of lens such as family and individual factors, socio-political frameworks and, more frequently, culture.