Dr. Karnik is the Cynthia Oudejans Harris Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Section at Rush Medical College and a conjoint faculty member in the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at the Rush College of Nursing. He completed his medical and graduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and thereafter completed his residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University. He has served on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Chicago prior to moving to Rush University Medical Center in 2013. At Rush University, he is also Medical Director of the Road Home Program: Center for Veterans and their Families, Director of the Section on Population Behavioral Health, and Director of the Rush University Life Course SBIRT Training Program. He concurrently serves as an Associate Faculty Member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. He is presently a PI or Co-PI on grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Hedge Funds Care, Tawani Foundation, Michael Reese Health Trust, Bob Woodruff Foundation, and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration.