Dr. Johann Alex Ebenezer did his MBBS from CMC Ludhiana and his MD in Psychiatry from CMC Vellore. He worked in Padhar Hospital, Madhya Pradesh, from 2014 to 2017, where he started a community mental health project called "Project Shifa" in 75 surrounding villages. Since then, he has been working with the Department of Distance Education at CMC Vellore.
Dr. Praveen Mathew Alexander did his MD in Physiology after his MBBS and he has an MSc in neuroscience from Australia. He also works at the Department of Distance Education at CMC Vellore. His special interests are in designing and evaluating online and distance courses in medical subjects.
They were primarily involved with the design, creation and running of the Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (PGDMH) course. This is a blended learning course for training doctors and other healthcare workers in mental health skills for primary care. They also help with the planning and running of several other courses run by the Distance Education department at CMC. They love teaching together and are enjoying the new experience of facilitating online sessions together!