He has been supported by numerous national and local peer-reviewed grants in the areas of military mental health, indigenous suicide, and homelessness. Although his research interests are quite diverse, he is leading a large partnership grant with First Nations communities in Northwestern Manitoba to improve the understanding of suicide and suicide prevention measures (Swampy Cree Suicide Prevention Team). Dr. Sareen is also the Winnipeg Site Co-Principal Investigator for the Mental Health Commission of Canada's Research Demonstration Project in Homelessness and Mental Health (At Home / Chez Soi Study).
Dr. Sareen has published over 240 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, indigenous suicide, psychiatric neuroimaging, and military mental health. Many of these publications have been in high impact journals including: JAMA, JAMA Psychiatry, and Psychological Medicine.
Dr. Sareen has received several awards for excellence in clinical research (Canadian Psychiatric Association, Canadian Institutes of Military and Veterans Health Research Forum and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy) and teaching (University of Manitoba).