Dr. Pavuluri is Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), Professor and the Founding Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the Co-Founder of the MedCircle. Her non profit word press blog is drmanipavuluri.com. She completed medical training in India, Adult and Child Psychiatry training through the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and became a Fellow (FRANZCP), and further, in the USA at the Rush Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago, Board Certified in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in USA and obtained doctoral degree in Otago, NZ. She had been funded by the NIH and private foundations to study medication effects on brain function. She serves on several editorial boards of the scientific journals, board of the Harmony Project of America, media committee of the AACAP and education and training committee of the ACNP.