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UCLA Psychiatry Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Who We Are

The principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) define the vision and values of the faculty within the academic unit comprised of UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. We recognize that diversity and excellence are inextricably tied.  An explicit anti-racist, social justice and structural competency framework highlights our mandate to pursue excellence in education and training and perform impactful clinical research and practice that enhances the lives of all people within our diverse local and global communities. We vow to work with cultural humility and be accountable for greater equity amongst historically underrepresented peoples and increased generalizability of scientific findings and their pragmatic translation from laboratory to community at all levels of analysis.

Our Focus Areas

The UCLA Psychiatry Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion has five main goals to help promote diversity and awareness at the UCLA Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior.

Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Voices



Health Equity & Social Accountability

Communication & Community Engagement


Eraka Bath, MD

Vice Chair for Equity,
Diversity and Inclusion

Eraka Bath, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Vice Chair for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in the David Geffen School of Medicine. She is board certified in child and adolescent, adult and forensic psychiatry.