Psychiatrist, Mental Health Open Access Clinic, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Psychiatry Co-Director, MIRECC Fellowship, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System


VA Phone: 501-257-1238
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Research Expertise

Dr. Mittal is a clinician and an investigator who is trained as a geriatric Psychiatrist. He has varied research interests. His early research interests included phenomenology and treatment of delirium and referral patterns of delirium to psychiatry. Later, he received a Research Career Development Award from the South Central VA Health Care Network. As part of the Center for Mental Healthcare and Outcomes Research at the Little Rock VA, he conducted research on psychosocial interventions in older patients with psychotic disorders to improve medication adherence and quality of life. Other recent research has focused on impact of comorbid anxiety on quality of life in depressed patients.

Research Interests: Improving Understanding of Research Informed Consent Issues in patients with Cognitive Impairment, medication adherence among older patients with schizophrenia

Recent Publications

Current publications (2009-2016)

  1. Smith, J. D., Mittal, D., Chekuri, L., Han, X., & Sullivan, G. (2015). A comparison of provider attitudes toward serious mental illness across different health care disciplines. Psychiatric Services, In Review.
  1. Viverito K, Mittal D, Chekuri, L, Han, X, Sullivan, G. Sullivan G., Healthcare Providers’ Attitudes Regarding Their Own Mental Health Treatment and Beliefs Regarding Treatment Effectiveness: A Comparison with the General Population. Stigma and Health, In Review.
  1. Mittal D, Corrigan P, Drummond K, Porchia S, Sullivan G. Provider Opinions Regarding the Development of a Stigma-reduction Intervention Tailored for Providers. Health Education and Behavior. Epub October 2015.
  1. Mittal D, Ounpraseuth S, Reaves C, Chekuri L, Han X, Corrigan P, Sullivan G. Providers Personal and Professional Contact with Persons with Mental Illness: Relationship to Clinical Expectations. Psychiatric Services. Epub September 2015.
  1. Hudson TJ, Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Lu L, Mittal D. Reduction of Patient-Reported Antidepressant Side Effects in Collaborative Care, Psychiatric Services, 66(3):272-8, 2015.
  1. Pyne JM, Fortney JC, Mouden SB, Lu L, Hudson TJ, Mittal D. “Cost Effectiveness of On-site versus Off-site Depression Collaborative Care in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers. Psychiatric Services, 66(5):491-9,
  1. Sullivan G, Mittal D, Reaves C, Haynes T, Han X, Mukherjee S, Morris S, Marsh L, Corrigan P. Influence of Schizophrenia Diagnosis on Providers’ Practice Decisions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 76(8):1068-74, 2015
  1. Chekuri, L., Thapa, P B., Turturro, C L., Mittal, D., & Messias, E. Vitamin D levels and socio-demographic and clinical correlates in individuals with serious mental illness admitted to an acute psychiatry unit. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 17(2),
  1. Mittal D, Corrigan P, Sherman M, Chekuri L, Han, X, Reaves C, Snigdha M, Morris S, Sullivan G. “Healthcare Providers’ Attitudes towards Persons with Schizophrenia.” Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 37(4):297-303. 2014.
  1. Viverito K, Owen RR, Mittal D, Li C, Williams S. Management of New Hyperglycemia in Patients Prescribed Antipsychotics. Psychiatric Services, 65(12):1502 -1505, 2014.
  1. Mittal D, Chekuri L, Lu L, Fortney J. Demographic, Economic, and Clinical Correlates of Depression Treatment Response in Underserved Primary Care Population. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75(8):848-54,
  1. Corrigan P, Mittal D, Reaves C, Haynes T, Han, X, Morris S, Sullivan G. Mental Health Stigma and Primary Health Care Decisions. Psychiatry Research,15;218(1-2):35-8, 2014.
  1. Mittal D, Li C, Viverito K, Williams S, Landes RD, Thapa PB, Owen RR. Monitoring for Metabolic Side-Effects Among Outpatients with Dementia Receiving Antipsychotics. Psychiatric Services, 1;65(9):1147-53, 2014.
  1. Pyne JM, Fischer EP, Gilmore L, McSweeney J, Stewart KE, Mittal D, Bost JE, Valenstein M. Development of a Patient-Centered Antipsychotic Medication Adherence Intervention. Health Education & Behavior, 41:315-324, 2014.
  1. Mittal D, Drummond K, Blevins D, Curran G, Corrigan P, Sullivan G. Stigma Associated with PTSD: Perceptions of Treatment Seeking Combat Veterans. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(2):86-92, 2013.
  1. Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Mouden SB, Mittal D, Hudson TJ, Schroeder GW, Williams DK, Bynum CA, Mattox R, Rost KR. Practice Based Versus Telemedicine Based Collaborative Care for Depression in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial. American Journal of Psychiatry 170(4):414-25, 2013.
  1. Mittal D, Li C, Williams S, Viverito K, Landes RD, Owen RR. Monitoring Veterans for Metabolic Side Effects When Prescribing Antipsychotics? Psychiatric Services, 64(1): 28-35, 2013.
  1. Mittal D, Sullivan G, Chekuri L, Allee M, Corrigan P. Empirical Studies of Self-Stigma Reduction Strategies: A Critical Review of the Literature. Psychiatric Services, 63(10):974-81, 2012.
  1. Li C, Mittal D, Owen R. Impact of Patients’ Pre-Existing Metabolic Risk Factors on the Choice of Antipsychotics by Office-Based Physicians. Psychiatric Services, 62(12): 1477-1484, 2011.
  1. Mittal D, Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Wetherell JL. Predictors of Persistence of Co-morbid Generalized Anxiety Disorder Among Veterans with Major Depression. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 72(11): 1445-1451, 2011.
  1. Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Edlund MJ, Stecker T, Mittal D, Robinson DE, Henderson KL. Reasons for Antidepressant Non-Adherence Among Veterans Treated in Primary Care Clinics. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 72(6): 827-834, 2011.
  1. Fortney JC, Pyne JM, Edlund MJ, Mittal D. Relationship Between Antidepressant Medication Possession and Treatment Response. General Hospital Psychiatry, 32(4): 377-379, 2010.
  1. Mittal D, Owen RR, Lacro JP, Landes RD, Edlund M, Valenstein M, Jeste DV. Antipsychotic Adherence Intervention for Veterans over 40 with Schizophrenia: Results of a Pilot Study. Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, 24(Suppl 1): S1171, 2009.