Dr. Kannarkat is an adult and geriatric psychiatrist originally from the Washington metropolitan area.
At the University of Florida, Jacob completed a BS in Statistics/Biology and learned the basic tools for grappling with complexity, sharing this knowledge with peers as a tutor and a teaching assistant for a course in mathematical statistics.
On clinical rotations at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Kannarkat was particularly drawn to psychiatry because of its inherent emphasis on encouraging people to find positive meaning in their unique experiences. While on a medical mission trip to rural Haiti, he participated in unconventional, community-based models of care designed to reach remote, resource-starved populations.
He plans to work in partnership with other experts to reveal deeply entrenched problems within our systems of care, create innovative solutions, and assess their outcomes to determine which implementations should be promoted more broadly for the benefit of our patients.