Shinu Kuriakose received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his Physician Assistant Certificate and Bachelor of Science Degree from the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program in 2001, and his Master's Degree in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in psychiatry from the University of Nebraska in 2002. Kuriakose earned his doctoral degree in health sciences from Nova Southeastern University in December 2016.

Kuriakose practiced inpatient psychiatry for the last 10 years at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut, while also working on a per diem basis in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Jacobi Medical Center. Prior to joining NYIT, he was a full faculty member and director of clinical education in the Department of PA Studies at Stony Brook University. He continues to be an adjunct lecturer at both Pace and Hofstra Universities.

Kuriakose is married with two beautiful daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, attending sporting events, and traveling with his family.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Screening Modalities: Podiatric Evaluation and Assessment in psychiatric patients with diabetic morbidities.


  • Kuriakose S. First Episode of Schizophrenia-Case Report. International Journal of Mental Health and Psychiatry 2020, 6:1 DOI: 10.37532/ijmhp.2020.6(1).180
  • Kuriakose S. Telepsychiatry: Opportunities and Challenges. Journal of Healthcare Communications 2020, 5:1 ISSN 2472-1654 DOI: 10.36648/2472-1654.5.1.1
  • Kuriakose S. Global Health: Global Infectious Disease Control Systems. World Journal of Yoga, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation 2019, WJYPR. MS.ID.000517

Professional Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA- July 15, 2020
  • Inducted into Alpha Eta Honor Society, June 24, 2016
  • School of Health Professions Award for Outstanding Scholarship 2020

Courses I Have Taught/Teach at NYIT

  • Epidemiology and Review of the Medical Literature
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Research I-II
  • Clinical Medicine III-Psychiatry Unit
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention comparative health systems and their varied COVID-19 responses (Center for Global Health)
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Research Methodology
  • Health Promotion
  • Disease Prevention

Poster Presentation

  • Poster Presentation on Palliative Care and End of Life Training-Zurich, Switzerland (October 2019) International Association of Physician Assistant Educators-Primary Investigator Dr. Nadya Dimitrov (Stony Brook University)

Webinar Presentation

  • Dementia Webinar 2020 Conference July 15-17
    Title: Dementia and Depression: An Unfortunate Alliance

Editorial Board Member

  • Clinical Medical Review and Reports
  • American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience


  • Recipient of PA Foundation IMPACT grant 2020
    Project Name: Frontline Preparedness for Mental Health Crises
    Co-PI: Sara Winter, MS, PA-C

Current Research Project in Progress

  • Physician Assistant Education during the COVID 19 Pandemic: Pre-Clinical Student and Faculty Perceptions and correlation with academic outcomes. Collaboration with faculty from Stony Brook and Hofstra PA programs.

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