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Aarons Gregory Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. , Professor Gregory Aarons
Interest/Specialization: Implementation science, leadership, organizational development, behavioral health, global mental health


Acheson Dean Dean Acheson, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Dean Acheson
Interest/Specialization: Facilitating learning-based mechanisms of psychotherapy via pharmacological intervention.


Achim Cristian Cristian Achim, M.D., Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Cristian Achim
Interest/Specialization: The molecular mechanisms of disease in HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).


Afari Niloofar Niloofar Afari, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Niloofar Afari
Interest/Specialization: Chronic pain, twin studies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and implementation of eHealth technology.


Akshoomoff Natacha Natacha Akshoomoff, Ph.D. , Adjunct Professor Natacha Akshoomoff
Interest/Specialization: Pediatric neuropsychology; Diagnostic and assessment practices for children with autistic spectrum disorders


Anderson Leslie Leslie Anderson, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Leslie Anderson
Interest/Specialization: Treatment Development & Outcomes in Eating Disorders, Emotion Dysregulation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy


Angkaw Abigail Abigail Angkaw, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Abigail Angkaw
Interest/Specialization: PTSD, anxiety, aggression, addiction, and mobile health technology in adults, particularly returning Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans.


Anthenelli Robert Robert Anthenelli, M.D. , Professor Robert Anthenelli
Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of substance use and dependence disorders.


Ayers Catherine Catherine Ayers, ABPP, Ph.D. , Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Catherine Ayers
Interest/Specialization: Treatment outcomes for geriatric hoarding disorder and the neuropsychiatric characterization of hoarding disorder in late life.


Backhaus Autumn Autumn Backhaus, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Autumn Backhaus
Interest/Specialization: Health Psychology and PTSD


Bailer Ursula Ursula Bailer, M.D. , Non-Salaried Associate Adjunct Professor Ursula Bailer
Interest/Specialization: Neurotransmitter function in eating disorders using positron emission tomography and pharmacological challenges.


Baker Dewleen Dewleen Baker, M.D. , Professor In Residence Dewleen Baker
Interest/Specialization: Stress and mental health.


Bangen Katherine Katherine Bangen, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Katherine Bangen
Interest/Specialization: : Neuropsychology and neuroimaging of aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia; Vascular contributions to Alzheimer's disease.


Barnes Samuel Samuel Barnes, , Assistant Adjunct Professor Samuel Barnes
Interest/Specialization: Glutamate/GABA transmission and impairments in reward and cognitive processing. Markou Consortium for Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology.


Beizai Kristin (Tina) Kristin (Tina) Beizai, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Kristin (Tina) Beizai
Interest/Specialization: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Medical Director of Integrated Hospital based Services at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.


Berman Molly Molly Berman, Psy.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Molly Berman
Interest/Specialization: UCSD Moores Cancer Center


Bhakta Savita Savita Bhakta, M.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Savita Bhakta
Interest/Specialization: EEG, Biomarkers, Virtual Reality, Schizophrenia, Neurocognition


Bhattacharjee Abesh Abesh Bhattacharjee, M.D., Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Abesh Bhattacharjee
Interest/Specialization: Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program, Geriatric Psychiatry ,Neurostimulation, Telepsychiatry


Bird Anne Anne Bird, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Anne Bird
Interest/Specialization: Clinical Services Director of Outpatient Psychiatry Services La Jolla.


Bischoff Grethe Amanda Amanda Bischoff Grethe, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Amanda Bischoff Grethe
Interest/Specialization: Brain function in adolescents and adults with eating disorders or histories of substance use using functional MRI, DTI, and other morphometric methods.


Bloss Cinnamon Cinnamon Bloss, Ph.D. , Associate Professor Cinnamon Bloss
Interest/Specialization: genomics, technology adoption, privacy, science and technology policy, health policy, empirical ethics, mobile health, digital health


Bomyea Jessica Jessica Bomyea, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Jessica Bomyea
Interest/Specialization: PTSD, fMRI, cognitive training, neuropsychology


Bondi Mark Mark Bondi, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Mark Bondi
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of aging and dementia


Boutelle Kerri Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D. , Professor Kerri Boutelle
Interest/Specialization: Eating disorders, Obesity, Cognitive training, HRV, Executive function


Brody Arthur Arthur Brody, M.D. , Professor in Residence Arthur Brody
Interest/Specialization: Tobacco Use Disorder; Positron Emission Tomography; Treatment of Cigarette Smoking


Brookman-Frazee Lauren Lauren Brookman-Frazee, BCBA-D, Ph.D. , Professor Lauren Brookman-Frazee
Interest/Specialization: Implementation science; Community effectiveness and implementation trials; Children’s mental health services; Autism services; Clinician training; Parent-mediated interventions
Brown Sandra A Sandra A Brown, Ph.D. , Distinguished Professor Sandra A Brown
Interest/Specialization: Adolescent and adult alcohol and drug intervention research.


Brown Sandy J Sandy J Brown, ABPP/CN, Ph.D. , HS Clinical Professor Sandy J Brown
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology; Child neurology, Child psychopathology; Learning and memory


Cadenhead Kristin Kristin Cadenhead, M.D. , Professor Kristin Cadenhead
Interest/Specialization: Early identification, intervention and prevention of serious mental illness.


Cardenas Veronica Veronica Cardenas, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Veronica Cardenas
Interest/Specialization: Cancer patient and family support services.


Casmar Pollyanna Pollyanna Casmar, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Pollyanna Casmar
Interest/Specialization: Compassion meditation for trauma; Transdiagnostic Interpersonal Therapy


Chan Nicholas Nicholas Chan, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Nicholas Chan
Interest/Specialization: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Chen Timothy Timothy Chen, , Pharm.D., HS Associate Clinical Professor Timothy Chen
Interest/Specialization: Tobacco-use cessation


Cherner Mariana Mariana Cherner, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Mariana Cherner
Interest/Specialization: Neurocognitive consequences of HIV, stimulant abuse, and Hepatitis C. Cross-cultural neuropsychological assessment.


Ciobanu Cosmina Cosmina Ciobanu, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Cosmina Ciobanu
Interest/Specialization: Adolescent and adult psychiatrist who treats children and adolescents with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Often her patients have other co-occurring mental health conditions, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, OCD, psychosis, ADHD, autism and oppositional defiant disorder.
Clark Ashley Ashley Clark, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Ashley Clark
Interest/Specialization: Women’s reproductive mental health


Colvonen Peter Peter Colvonen, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Peter Colvonen
Interest/Specialization: Telemental health, PTSD


Connor Willard Willard Connor, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Willard Connor
Interest/Specialization: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Courtney Kelly Kelly Courtney, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Kelly Courtney
Interest/Specialization: Discovering the neurobiological and psychophysiological mechanisms that underlie the development and maintenance of alcohol and other substance addiction in order to inform intervention efforts.
D'Eon Maya Maya D'Eon, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Maya D'Eon
Interest/Specialization: Chronic pain, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disturbance


De-Guglielmo Giordano Giordano De-Guglielmo, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Giordano De-Guglielmo
Interest/Specialization: Neural circuits of addiction, with an emphasis on critical molecular and cellular mechanisms that are responsible for adverse behavioral outcomes that are associated with substance abuse and dependence.
Delano-Wood Lisa Lisa Delano-Wood, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Lisa Delano-Wood
Interest/Specialization: Understanding the relationship between cognitive functioning, vascular risk, and brain changes across the aging spectrum (normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease)
Depp Colin Colin Depp, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Colin Depp
Interest/Specialization: Mobile technology, bipolar disorder and pyschosis, suicide prevention, research training, and healthy aging


Der-Avakian Andre Andre Der-Avakian, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Andre Der-Avakian
Interest/Specialization: Stress-induced reward deficits relating to depression and other mood disorders.


Domingues Isabel Isabel Domingues, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Isabel Domingues
Interest/Specialization: schizophrenia, early psychosis and the progression of psychotic disorders among at-risk individuals


Doran Neal Neal Doran, Ph.D. , Assoc. Professor, UCSD; Assoc. Chief of Psychology, VA Neal Doran
Interest/Specialization: Tobacco, Young Adult, Uptake, E-cigarette, Nicotine


Downs Nancy Nancy Downs, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Nancy Downs
Interest/Specialization: Integrative treatments for depression and anxiety in primary care settings and novel interventions for suicide prevention.


Dulawa Stephanie Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D. , Associate Professor Stephanie Dulawa
Interest/Specialization: Animal models, Fast-onset antidepressants, Compulsive Behavior, Anorexia, Neural circuit dissection


Dulcis Davide Davide Dulcis, Ph.D. , Associate Professor In Residence Davide Dulcis
Interest/Specialization: Circuit-specific respecification of neurotransmitters in the developing and adult brains.


D`Agati Douglas Douglas D`Agati, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Douglas D`Agati
Interest/Specialization: mood disorders, mental health literacy, torpor and its connections to psychopathology, and brain stimulation (such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroconvulsive therapy).
Edmonds Emily Emily Edmonds, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Emily Edmonds
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia.


Ehret Blaire Blaire Ehret, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Blaire Ehret
Interest/Specialization: Suicide prevention, assessment, and risk management; psychosis; severe mental illness; psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery; compassion-focused therapy
Elman Jeremy Jeremy Elman, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Jeremy Elman
Interest/Specialization: cognitive neuroscience, cognitive testing, neuroimaging, biomarkers, and genetic measures to study Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and aging


Eyler Lisa Lisa Eyler, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Lisa Eyler
Interest/Specialization: Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Aging, Ecological momentary assessment, Neuroimaging


Farrow Victoria Victoria Farrow, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Victoria Farrow
Interest/Specialization: Long-term effects of prolonged and repeated traumatization and has a special interest in working with interpersonal trauma survivors (e.g., survivors of military sexual trauma, civilian sexual assault, childhood physical and sexual abuse).
Fennema Notestine Christine Christine Fennema Notestine, Ph.D. , Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology Christine Fennema Notestine
Interest/Specialization: Neuroimaging methods development and validation, clinical research neuroimaging, cognitive neuropsychology, and biomedical informatics.


Fettes Danielle Danielle Fettes, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Danielle Fettes
Interest/Specialization: vulnerable populations of youth and families, mental health and substance use, family violence and child trauma, and implementation of evidence-based programs into public sector service systems
Fields J. Adam J. Adam Fields, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor J. Adam Fields
Interest/Specialization: molecular mechanisms underlying the neurodegenerative processes of neurological disorders


Folsom David David Folsom, M.D., M.P.H. , HS Clinical Professor David Folsom
Interest/Specialization: Clinical psychiatry and family medicine.


Frank Guido Guido Frank, M.D. , Professor In Residence Guido Frank
Interest/Specialization: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Franz Carol Carol Franz, Ph.D. , Adjunct Professor Carol Franz
Interest/Specialization: Longitudinal study of stress and aging, with a focus on risk and preventive factors for cognitive aging.


Gallegos Rodriguez Yuliana Yuliana Gallegos Rodriguez, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Yuliana Gallegos Rodriguez
Interest/Specialization: Local Recovery Coordinator at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, Center of Recovery Education


Gannon Jamie Jamie Gannon, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Jamie Gannon
Interest/Specialization: Program development with the aim of improving access to patient-centered, evidence-based mental health treatment.


George Olivier Olivier George, Ph.D. , Associate Professor Olivier George
Interest/Specialization: Addiction, Alcoholism, Drugs, Neurobiology, Genetic, Cellular Physiology, Drug Development, Anatomy


Giedd Jay Jay Giedd, M.D. , Professor Jay Giedd
Interest/Specialization: brain development in health and illness.


Gollan Tamar Tamar Gollan, Ph.D. , Professor Tamar Gollan
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology, bilingualism, language production


Gooding Amanda Amanda Gooding, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Amanda Gooding
Interest/Specialization: neuropsychological assessments of individuals with epilepsy, brain tumors, dementia and other memory disorders, mood disorders, or other psychiatric illness
Granholm Eric Eric Granholm, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Eric Granholm
Interest/Specialization: Mobile technology, pupillometry, psychosocial interventions, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, aging, cognition, functioning


Grant Igor Igor Grant, M.D. , Distinguished Professor Igor Grant
Interest/Specialization: Neurobehavioral aspects of HIV/AIDS and alcoholism; life stress and illness; medicinal cannabis


Gray Emily Emily Gray, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Emily Gray
Interest/Specialization: Eating disorders, child and adolescent psychiatry, interface between eating disorders and gastroenterology.


Greenwood Tiffany Tiffany Greenwood, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Tiffany Greenwood
Interest/Specialization: Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Risk prediction, Creativity, Cognition


Grelotti David David Grelotti, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor David Grelotti
Interest/Specialization: HIV psychiatry, Global mental health, Medicinal cannabis


Grubbs Kathleen Kathleen Grubbs, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Kathleen Grubbs
Interest/Specialization: Telemental Health, PTSD


Haist Frank Frank Haist, Ph.D. , Assistant Research Scientist Frank Haist
Interest/Specialization: Developmental cognitive neuroscience.


Halberstadt Adam Adam Halberstadt, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Adam Halberstadt
Interest/Specialization: head twitch, optogenetics, schizophrenia, drug abuse, hallucinogens, interval timing, serotonin


Haller Moira Moira Haller, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Moira Haller
Interest/Specialization: Advancing the understanding and treatment of individuals with PTSD and substance use disorders.


Hanson Karen Karen Hanson, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Karen Hanson
Interest/Specialization: clinical neuropsychology, Home Based Primary Care Program


Harle Katia Katia Harle, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Katia Harle
Interest/Specialization: computational psychiatry and neuropsychology, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder


Hauger Richard Richard Hauger, M.D. , Professor In Residence Richard Hauger
Interest/Specialization: Neuroendocrinology of stress and psychostimulants


Henry Brook Brook Henry, , Assistant Research Scientist Brook Henry
Interest/Specialization: cannabis, neuropathic pain, HIV


Heppner Pia Pia Heppner, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Pia Heppner
Interest/Specialization: psycho-oncology, health promotion and disease prevention


Herbert Matthew Matthew Herbert, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Matthew Herbert
Interest/Specialization: Chronic pain, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Race/Ethnicity, Pain acceptance


Heyneman Ellen Ellen Heyneman, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Ellen Heyneman
Interest/Specialization: Eating disorders and mood disorders in children and adolescents


Hirst Jeremy Jeremy Hirst, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Jeremy Hirst
Interest/Specialization: Psychiatry, Palliative Care, Cancer, and Psychosocial Oncology.


Hong Suzi Suzi Hong, Ph.D. , Associate Professor Suzi Hong
Interest/Specialization: Psychoneuroimmunology and behavioral medicine.


Hsu Alan Alan Hsu, FAPA, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Alan Hsu
Interest/Specialization: Psychosomatic medicine and the treatment of mental health issues


Huege Steven Steven Huege, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Steven Huege
Interest/Specialization: Geriatric Psychiatry, Interprofessional Education


Hughes Jessica Jessica Hughes, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Jessica Hughes
Interest/Specialization: Evidence-based treatments, couple therapy, anxiety and trauma treatments


Iakoucheva Lilia Lilia Iakoucheva, Ph.D. , Associate Professor Lilia Iakoucheva
Interest/Specialization: Autism genetics, Cerebral organoids, Gene expression, Systems biology, Brain development


Iglewicz Alana Alana Iglewicz, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Alana Iglewicz
Interest/Specialization: wellness, grief, psychiatric emergencies, mental health primary care, telemental health


Iudicello Jennifer Jennifer Iudicello, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Jennifer Iudicello
Interest/Specialization: Neurocognitive and real-world consequences associated with HIV, substance use disorders, and aging; the relationship between vascular injury and central nervous system outcomes in older HIV+ adults and HIV+ individuals with comorbid substance use disorders.
Jacobson Mark Mark Jacobson, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Mark Jacobson
Interest/Specialization: neurocognitive screening and psychological assessment, attention disorders, traumatic brain injury


Jacobus Joanna Joanna Jacobus, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Joanna Jacobus
Interest/Specialization: Neural and cognitive correlates of adolescent and young adult alcohol and cannabis use, structural neuroimaging, and development of neuroscience-informed behavioral interventions for substance misuse.
Jak Amy Amy Jak, Ph.D. , Associate Professor In Residence Amy Jak
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of aging and traumatic brain injury


Jenkins Janis Janis Jenkins, Ph.D. , Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Anthropology. Janis Jenkins
Interest/Specialization: Global mental health, Cultural psychiatry, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, Latinos and Latin America, gender, immigrants and refugees, warfare/violence, and qualitative/ mixed methods.
Jenkins Willough Willough Jenkins, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Willough Jenkins
Interest/Specialization: Child and adolescent psychiatry, underserved populations.


Jernigan Terry Terry Jernigan, Ph.D. , Professor of Cognitive Sci, Psychiatry and Radiology Terry Jernigan
Interest/Specialization: Brain imaging of cognitive and psychiatric disorders; aging and memory research


Jeste Dilip Dilip Jeste, M.D. , Distinguished Professor Dilip Jeste
Interest/Specialization: Geriatric Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Healthy Cognitive Aging, Wisdom, Positive Psychiatry


Jezior Kristen Kristen Jezior, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Kristen Jezior
Interest/Specialization: Development of Antisocial Behavior; Internalizing & Externalizing Comorbidity; Developmental Psychopathology; OCD Spectrum Disorders; Anxiety; Transitional Age Youth; College Mental Health; Diversity
Kallupi Marsida Marsida Kallupi, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Marsida Kallupi


Kangas Julie Julie Kangas, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Julie Kangas


Kaye Walter Walter Kaye, M.D. , Distinguished Professor Walter Kaye
Interest/Specialization: Eating Disorders


Kelsoe John John Kelsoe, M.D. , Professor John Kelsoe
Interest/Specialization: Molecular biological approaches to psychiatric disorders


Keltner John John Keltner, M.D. , Assistant Research Scientist John Keltner
Interest/Specialization: Measuring brain mechanisms of HIV neuropathic pain using multi-modal MRI brain imaging.


Kim Kathleen Kathleen Kim, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Kathleen Kim


Koh Steve Steve Koh, M.B.A., M.D., M.P.H. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Steve Koh
Interest/Specialization: Community public mental health outcomes big-data informatics


Koutsenok Igor Igor Koutsenok, M.D. , Professor of Practice Igor Koutsenok
Interest/Specialization: Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Training in Evidence-Based Practices in Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Interventions in Criminal Justice Context, International Drug Policy.
Krebs Paul Paul Krebs, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Paul Krebs


Kremen William William Kremen, Ph.D. , Professor William Kremen
Interest/Specialization: Behavior genetic studies of aging and psychiatric disorders


Lang Ariel Ariel Lang, M.P.H., Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Ariel Lang
Interest/Specialization: Anxiety and trauma, emotional disorders in the general medical setting


Lansing Amy Amy Lansing, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Amy Lansing
Interest/Specialization: Neurobehavioral underpinnings of high-risk behaviors and functional impairment in underserved and vulnerable populations.


Lauzon Vanessa Vanessa Lauzon, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Vanessa Lauzon
Interest/Specialization: Consultation-liaison psychiatry


Le Julie Julie Le, D.O. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Julie Le
Interest/Specialization: My main clinical focus is Primary Care Psychiatry (Psychiatry in Primary Care, outpatient) and Behavioral Health Integration/Collaborative Care.


Lee Ellen Ellen Lee, M.D. , Assistant Professor In Residence Ellen Lee
Interest/Specialization: Inflammatory mediators of sleep disturbances in older adults with serious mental illnesses.


Lehman David David Lehman, H.S., M.D. , HS Clinical Professor David Lehman
Interest/Specialization: Cognitive Disorders


Light Gregory Gregory Light, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Gregory Light
Interest/Specialization: Cognitive training, EEG biomarkers, schizophrenia


Lindamer Laurie Laurie Lindamer, H.S., Ph.D. , HS Clinical Professor Laurie Lindamer
Interest/Specialization: Schizophrenia, neuropsychology and psychotic disorders, health issues in older adults with psychosis


Loflin Mallory Mallory Loflin, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Mallory Loflin


Lowe Ian Ian Lowe, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Ian Lowe


Maginot Tamara Tamara Maginot, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Tamara Maginot


Maglione Jeanne Jeanne Maglione, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Jeanne Maglione


Malak Lawrence Lawrence Malak, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Lawrence Malak
Interest/Specialization: Community Psychiatry.


Marcotte Thomas Thomas Marcotte, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Thomas Marcotte
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of HIV infection and other dementing disorders


Marienfeld Carla Carla Marienfeld, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Carla Marienfeld
Interest/Specialization: Carla Marienfeld, MD, is an addiction psychiatrist and Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests include technology for treatment and monitoring of substance use disorders and large-data health outcomes for patients with substance use disorders. She co-edited a book on Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Practice. She has been highly involved in education of colleagues and trainees, and she is the fellowship director for the UCSD Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Marienfeld completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry and residency training in psychiatry at Yale, and her medical degree with honors is from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Marquine Maria Maria Marquine, , Assistant Adjunct Professor Maria Marquine
Interest/Specialization: Hispanic/Latino neuropsychology; health disparities


Martis Brian Brian Martis, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Brian Martis
Interest/Specialization: Trauma, Stress, PTSD, Psychopharmacology, Neuroimaging


Mauer Cortney Cortney Mauer, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Cortney Mauer


Mausbach Brent Brent Mausbach, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Brent Mausbach
Interest/Specialization: Stress/coping; Alzheimer's caregiving; Cancer; behavioral medicine; functional outcomes in schizophrenia


Max Jeffrey Jeffrey Max, MBBCh(M.D.) , Professor In Residence Jeffrey Max
Interest/Specialization: Child and adolescent psychiatry, Pediatric Traumatic Brain and Stroke Research


Maxwell Benjamin Benjamin Maxwell, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Benjamin Maxwell


Mayes Tina Tina Mayes, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Tina Mayes
Interest/Specialization: PTSD, Hoarding Disorder, Geriatric


Mayford Mark Mark Mayford, Ph.D. , Professor Mark Mayford
Interest/Specialization: My lab studies learning and memory in the mouse using a variety of molecular, genetic, and optical techniques to uncover the underlying cellular and circuit changes that store information in the brain.
McCarthy Michael Michael McCarthy, M.D., Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Michael McCarthy
Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of mood disorders and circadian clocks


McDonald Carrie Carrie McDonald, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Carrie McDonald
Interest/Specialization: Neuroimaging and neuropsychological correlates of epilepsy and primary brain tumors; neuropsychology of aging.


McKenna Benjamin Benjamin McKenna, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Benjamin McKenna


Meier Emily Emily Meier, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Emily Meier


Menzel Jessie Jessie Menzel, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Jessie Menzel


Meruelo Alejandro Alejandro Meruelo, M.D., Ph.D., , Assistant Adjunct Professor Alejandro Meruelo
Interest/Specialization: Understanding the interrelationship between mood and substance use disorders using neuroimaging, statistical, and computational methods; transcranial magnetic stimulation
Meyer Aaron Aaron Meyer, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Aaron Meyer


Mills Paul Paul Mills, Ph.D. , Professor Paul Mills
Interest/Specialization: Stress; adrenergic function; menstrual physiology; behavioral medicine


Minassian Arpi Arpi Minassian, Ph.D. , HS Clinical Professor Arpi Minassian
Interest/Specialization: Physiology, Cognition, Heart rate variability, Bipolar disorder, Drug use, HIV


Mirza Khanian Heline Heline Mirza Khanian, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Heline Mirza Khanian


Mishra Jyoti Jyoti Mishra, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor In Residence Jyoti Mishra
Interest/Specialization: Cognitive brain networks, EEG, Machine learning, Attention, Brain plasticity


Moore David David Moore, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence David Moore
Interest/Specialization: Text messaging to improve health behaviors (e.g., medication adherence, physical activity), HIV/AIDS, Aging, Cognition


Moore Raeanne Raeanne Moore, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Raeanne Moore
Interest/Specialization: EMA, mobile cognitive testing, digital health, cognitive impairment, chronic illness


Morgan Erin Erin Morgan, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Erin Morgan


Morland Leslie Leslie Morland, Psy.D. , Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Director of Telemental Health VASD Leslie Morland
Interest/Specialization: PTSD, Technology, Access


Muhammad Lama Lama Muhammad, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Lama Muhammad
Interest/Specialization: outpatient psychiatry


Myers Mark Mark Myers, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Mark Myers
Interest/Specialization: Faculty Research Interest/Specialist: Youth Tobacco use; Tobacco cessation in smokers with psychiatric comorbidity.


Nguyen Tanya Tanya Nguyen, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Tanya Nguyen
Interest/Specialization: Mechanisms cognitive and biological aging in serious mental illnesses. Gut-brain axis and relationship between the gut microbiome and brain/behavior, particularly as it pertains to accelerated aging in mental illness but also in healthy aging.
Nievergelt Caroline Caroline Nievergelt, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Caroline Nievergelt
Interest/Specialization: Psychiatric genetics, PTSD, Epigenetics, Bipolar disorder


Noniyeva Yuliana Yuliana Noniyeva, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Yuliana Noniyeva
Interest/Specialization: Child and adolescent psychology; transitional age youth; evidence-based treatments for mood disorders; primary care mental health integration


Norman Marc Marc Norman, Ph.D. , HS Clinical Professor Marc Norman
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychological Assessment, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy


Norman Sonya Sonya Norman, Ph.D. , Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Sonya Norman
Interest/Specialization: PTSD and mental health needs among recently deployed Veterans; Co-Occurring PTSD and Alcohol/Substance Use Disorder; Psychotherapy Outcomes Research


Ojha Priti Priti Ojha, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Priti Ojha


Orff Henry Henry Orff, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Henry Orff


Palmer Abraham Abraham Palmer, Ph.D. , Professor Abraham Palmer
Interest/Specialization: Psychiatric genetics, Drug abuse, Animal models, GWAS


Palmer Barton Barton Palmer, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Barton Palmer
Interest/Specialization: Aging, PTSD, psychosis, empirical studies of loneliness in aging and SMI, empirical bioethics


Pan Theresa Theresa Pan, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Theresa Pan


Panizzon Matthew Matthew Panizzon, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Matthew Panizzon


Park Jessie Seong Jessie Seong Park, Psy.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Jessie Seong Park


Patterson Thomas Thomas Patterson, Ph.D. , Distinguished Professor In Residence Emeritus Thomas Patterson
Interest/Specialization: Life events


Perez Veronica Veronica Perez, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Veronica Perez
Interest/Specialization: The diagnostic assessment and treatment of severe mental illness (SMI), specifically schizophrenia spectrum illnesses, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Perivoliotis Dimitri Dimitri Perivoliotis, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Dimitri Perivoliotis


Perry William William Perry, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence William Perry
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of schizophrenia


Pittman James James Pittman, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor James Pittman


Powell Susan Susan Powell, Ph.D. , Adjunct Professor Susan Powell
Interest/Specialization: Models of neurodevelopmental disorders; behavioral pharmacology of hallucinogens and antipsychotic drugs


Ramanathan Dhakshin Dhakshin Ramanathan, M.D., Ph.D. , Assistant Professor In Residence Dhakshin Ramanathan
Interest/Specialization: LFP, Cognitive control, Closed-loop, Neuromodulation, Brain-computer-interface


Rana Brinda Brinda Rana, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Brinda Rana


Rao Sanjai Sanjai Rao, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Sanjai Rao


Reminick Alison Alison Reminick, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor; Director of Women's Reproductive Mental Health Alison Reminick
Interest/Specialization: Women's Mental Health/ Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.


Richtand Neil Neil Richtand, M.D., Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Neil Richtand
Interest/Specialization: Psychiatric disorders including Schizophrenia, Drug dependence, and traumatic brain injury.


Risbrough Victoria Victoria Risbrough, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Victoria Risbrough
Interest/Specialization: Anxiety; PTSD; Translational preclinical psychopharmacology and clinical psychophysiology


Roby Jennifer Jennifer Roby, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Jennifer Roby


Rockwell Roxanne Roxanne Rockwell, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Roxanne Rockwell
Interest/Specialization: Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders treatment, evaluation and research.


Ruberg Joshua Joshua Ruberg, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Joshua Ruberg
Interest/Specialization: Clinical psychology for Veterans.


Rutledge Thomas Thomas Rutledge, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Thomas Rutledge
Interest/Specialization: Behavioral medicine, Technology Applications to chronic health conditions


Sanchez-Roige Sandra Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Sandra Sanchez-Roige


Schiehser Dawn Dawn Schiehser, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Dawn Schiehser
Interest/Specialization: Clinical and Neuropsychology


Schneiber Katharina Katharina Schneiber, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Katharina Schneiber


Schuckit Marc Marc Schuckit, M.D. , Distinguished Professor Marc Schuckit
Interest/Specialization: Alcoholism; family and genetic studies


Schwartz Terry Terry Schwartz, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Terry Schwartz


Schweitzer Jason Jason Schweitzer, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Jason Schweitzer


Sebat Jonathan Jonathan Sebat, Ph.D. , Professor Jonathan Sebat
Interest/Specialization: Genomics, Bioinformatics, Psychiatric Genetics


Sewell Daniel Daniel Sewell, M.D. , Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Daniel Sewell
Interest/Specialization: HIV psychiatry; Geropsychiatry; The Assessment and Treatment of Behavioral and Psychological Signs and Symptoms of Dementia; Sex, Aging and Dementia


Shapiro Desiree Desiree Shapiro, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Desiree Shapiro


Shih Pei-an (Betty) Pei-an (Betty) Shih, M.P.M., Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Pei-an (Betty) Shih
Interest/Specialization: Genetic and lipidomics research in patients with mental illnesses.


Shu I-wei I-wei Shu, M.D., Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor I-wei Shu
Interest/Specialization: Developing novel EEG methods for assessing and modulating abnormal brain activity in patients with anxiety, stress- and trauma-related symptoms.


Simmons Alan Alan Simmons, Ph.D. , Adjunct Professor Alan Simmons
Interest/Specialization: Posttraumatic Stress disorders/Traumatic Brain Injury


Singh Fiza Fiza Singh, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Fiza Singh


Smith Christine N. Christine N. Smith, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Christine N. Smith
Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of learning and memory in healthy populations and individuals with memory impairment, such as Alzheimer's disease.


Soliman Mounir Mounir Soliman, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor Mounir Soliman
Interest/Specialization: Clinical psychopharmacology for schizophrenia and mood disorders.


Soltani Maryam Maryam Soltani, , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Maryam Soltani


Sorg Scott Scott Sorg, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Scott Sorg


Spadoni Townsend Andrea Andrea Spadoni Townsend, Ph.D., , Assistant Adjunct Professor Andrea Spadoni Townsend
Interest/Specialization: Utilizing functional neuroimaging techniques to investigate the direct and interactive effects of affective disorders and substance abuse on neurocognition and affective processing and to elucidate the neural mechanisms of their empirically supported treatments.
Squire Larry Larry Squire, Ph.D. , Distinguished Professor Larry Squire
Interest/Specialization: Neurobiology of memory


Stadnick Nicole Nicole Stadnick, M.P.H., Ph.D. , Assistant Professor In Residence Nicole Stadnick
Interest/Specialization: Implementation science; Mental health services; Integrated care; Autism spectrum disorder; Community Academic Partnerships


Steiger Louisa Louisa Steiger, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Louisa Steiger


Stein Murray Murray Stein, M.D., M.P.H. , Distinguished Professor Murray Stein
Interest/Specialization: Anxiety; Traumatic stress; Pharmacotherapy; Genomics; Epidemiology


Steiner Amanda Amanda Steiner, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Amanda Steiner


Stout Daniel Daniel Stout, , Assistant Adjunct Professor Daniel Stout
Interest/Specialization: neurobiological mechanisms underlying the vulnerability to, maintenance, and treatment of trauma-related, anxiety, and mood-related disorders.


Sundermann Erin Erin Sundermann, , Assistant Adjunct Professor Erin Sundermann
Interest/Specialization: cognitive neuroscience, Alzheimer's disease, cognitive aging


Sweet Hannah Hannah Sweet, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Hannah Sweet


Swerdlow Neal Neal Swerdlow, M.D., Ph.D. , Distinguished Professor Neal Swerdlow
Interest/Specialization: Limbic system-basal ganglia function in mental illness


Taffe Michael Michael Taffe, Ph.D. , Professor Michael Taffe


Tapert Susan Susan Tapert, Ph.D. , Professor, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Dept of Psychiatry Susan Tapert
Interest/Specialization: Research focus on multi-site longitudinal studies of adolescent substance use, brain development using neuroimaging, neurocognition, physical activity, sleep, screen time, mental health, and other behaviors.
Tarasenko Melissa Melissa Tarasenko, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Melissa Tarasenko


Tayer Wendy Wendy Tayer, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Wendy Tayer
Interest/Specialization: Behavioral medicine, Geropsychology, Pain management, Disaster psychology, Lifespan development


Taylor Charles Charles Taylor, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Charles Taylor


Taylor Michael Michael Taylor, Ph.D. , HS Clinical Professor Michael Taylor
Interest/Specialization: Generation and application of demographically-corrected norms in neuropsychological assessment.


Thackaberry Jessica Jessica Thackaberry, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Jessica Thackaberry


Thomas Kelsey Kelsey Thomas, , Assistant Adjunct Professor Kelsey Thomas
Interest/Specialization: Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment


Tiamson-Kassab Maria Maria Tiamson-Kassab, M.D. , HS Clinical Professor; Director Psychiatry & Psychological Services, Moores Cancer Center & Jacobs Medical Center Maria Tiamson-Kassab
Interest/Specialization: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry


Trim Ryan Ryan Trim, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Ryan Trim
Interest/Specialization: Faculty Research Interest/Specialization:Substance use disorders, longitudinal data analysis, environmental risk factors, treatment of dual diagnosis


Trunko Mary E Mary E Trunko, M.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Mary E Trunko


Tsuang Ming Ming Tsuang, D.Sc., M.D., Ph.D. , Distinguished Professor Ming Tsuang
Interest/Specialization: Human genetics; behavior and neuropsychiatric diseases; family-genetic studies of psychiatric disorders; the genetic heterogeneity of schizophrenia.


Twamley Elizabeth Elizabeth Twamley, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Elizabeth Twamley
Interest/Specialization: Cognition, functioning, and cognitive training to improve functioning for people with severe mental illness, traumatic brain injury, or other cognitive impairments; homelessness; supported employment; use of technology to improve cognition. See
Vardi Kalya Kalya Vardi, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Kalya Vardi


Wall Tamara Tamara Wall, Ph.D. , Professor Tamara Wall
Interest/Specialization: Etiology of alcoholism-genetic and environmental vulnerability factors


Walsh Nathalia Nathalia Walsh, , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Nathalia Walsh


Wetherell Julie Julie Wetherell, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Julie Wetherell
Interest/Specialization: Treatment of late-life anxiety.


Wierenga Christina Christina Wierenga, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Christina Wierenga
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia


Williams Katheryn Katheryn Williams, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Katheryn Williams


Williams Kathryn (Kathy) E. Kathryn (Kathy) E. Williams, Ph.D. , HS Associate Clinical Professor Kathryn (Kathy) E. Williams
Interest/Specialization: Child and adolescent psychology; evidence-based treatments for childhood disruptive behavior disorders, mood disorders, and learning disorders; child and adolescent psychological assessment.
Wong Eric Eric Wong, Ph.D. , Professor of Radiology and Psychiatry Eric Wong


Worley Matthew Matthew Worley, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Matthew Worley
Interest/Specialization: Behavioral economics, Prescription opioids, Chronic pain, Decision making


Wrape Elizabeth Elizabeth Wrape, Ph.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Elizabeth Wrape


Wu Michelle Michelle Wu, M.D. , HS Assistant Clinical Professor Michelle Wu


Young Jared Jared Young, Ph.D. , Professor In Residence Jared Young
Interest/Specialization: Neuropsychopharmacology; Schizophrenia; Bipolar Disorder; Cognition; Attention; Working memory; Executive Functioning; translational testing; Motivation; Effort; HIV associated neurological disorder; Nicotine;
Zhou Xian-jin Xian-jin Zhou, Ph.D. , Associate Adjunct Professor Xian-jin Zhou
Interest/Specialization: Molecular Biology of Psychiatry Disorders.


Ziedonis Douglas Douglas Ziedonis, M.D., M.P.H. , Professor Douglas Ziedonis


Zisook Sidney Sidney Zisook, M.D. , Distinguished Professor Sidney Zisook
Interest/Specialization: Psychopharmacology of depression and schizophrenia; bereavement; PTSD


Zlatar Zvinka Zvinka Zlatar, Ph.D. , Assistant Adjunct Professor Zvinka Zlatar
Interest/Specialization: Neuroimaging, Brain health, Cognitive aging, Mobile health, Interventions


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