Dr. Kothapalli, MD, currently works as a psychiatric clinical researcher at Siyan Clinical Research, performing psychiatric research interviews to identify the presence and severity of symptoms in psychiatric disorders and substance abuse disorders.
- Co-Investigator at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan working on therapeutic drug monitoring of Divalproex and Carbamazepine by use of saliva as well as factors affecting length of stay in mental health units. (2014-2017)
- Research Assistance at the Department of Psychiatry in University of Health Sciences, Houston, Texas focusing on changes occurring in the brain due to bipolar disorders. (2010-2011)
- Research Coordinator focusing on treatments for methamphetamine dependency at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.