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Patricia Walshaw, PhD

As Director of the Neurobehavioral Epilepsy Program at UCLA and Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Dr. Walshaw has been an investigator on a number of research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, has authored and co-authored numerous published papers and book chapters, and has presented at national scientific meetings. […]

April Thames, PhD

April D. Thames, PhD, joined the Division of Psychology faculty as Professor, and Associate Director of the Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC).  She will lead a translational neuroscience research program in association with the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology.  Her work will focus on the impact of chronic disease, substance abuse, socioeconomic disadvantage, lifetime stress, adversity, […]

Carina Rodrigues, MS

Carina F. Rodrigues is a research assistant for Dr. Eraka Bath and UCLA Psychiatry’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) department. She holds an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from San Diego State University and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. While in graduate school, she examined parole and […]

Emily Ricketts, PhD

Dr. Ricketts is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. She is housed in the Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program. Here, she provides training and supervision to clinical graduate externs; serves as an attending in the outpatient trainee clinic, where she trains and supervises clinical psychology interns and […]

Gina Poe, PhD

Gina Poe has been working since 1995 on the mechanisms through which sleep serves memory consolidation and restructuring. Dr. Poe is a southern California native who graduated from Stanford University then worked for two post-baccalaureate years at the VA researching Air Force Test Pilots’ brainwave signatures under high-G maneuvers. She then earned her PhD in […]

Jocelyn Meza, PhD

Jocelyn Meza, PhD, is the principal investigator and founder of the Health Equity and Access Research and Treatment (HEART) Lab.  Dr. Meza is also a licensed Clinical Psychologist & an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department at UCLA and her research interests include studying socio-ecological risk and protective factors for suicide and self-harming behaviors among […]

Annie Lopez, LCSW

Annie Lopez, LCSW is the Clinical Intake Coordinator for APHP/IOP, and an active member of the RNPH Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC), Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC), Psychiatry Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC), and the BIPOC Affinity Group. She is a Salvadorean immigrant, from generations of women activists and advocates and has worked with gender-based violence. Annie has […]

Manal Khan, MD

Dr. Manal Khan is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Program Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Khan grew up in Pakistan where she completed her medical education. After relocating to the US, she completed her general psychiatry residency training at the University of Washington, Seattle. […]

Tina Jimenez, PsyD

Dr. Tina Jimenez is a current postdoctoral fellow of Geriatric Neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Her professional interests include merging neuropsychology and the socially responsible framework by advocating for accessible care, building inclusion, and expanding current models of care by celebrating diversity and allyship. 

Preston Igwe, MD

Preston Igwe is a PGY-2 in the UCLA Psychiatry Adult Residency Training Program. He was born in Nigeria and raised in southwest Houston, TX, both places that have immensely shaped his identity and outlook on the world. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Sociology and Pre-Health. While at Notre […]