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Amy Woods, MD

Amy Woods, MD is the founding program director and assistant clinical professor for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, CA.   Dr. Woods brings a wealth of experience to her role. She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree at Keck School of Medicine […]

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 […]

Tara Peris, PhD

Dr. Peris is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is co-Director of the UCLA Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Program and the Program Director ofthe ABC Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program. Her research and clinical interests are in developmental psychopathology, […]

Ketema Paul, PhD

Dr. Paul studies the genetic, molecular, and neural underpinnings of sleep. His primary interests are comprised of uncovering the mechanisms responsible for the negative effects of sleep deprivation. He also probes the origins of gender/sex differences in the ability to recover from sleep loss in order to develop therapeutic targets for sleep disorders that disproportionately […]

Blanca Orellana, PhD

Dr. Blanca Orellana is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the Division of Population Behavioral Health within the Department of Psychiatry, and has developed a robust training program that incorporates […]

Sarah Nguyen, MD

Sarah Nguyen, MD is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor and the Associate Program Director of the UCLA Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Associate Director of the UCLA Integrative Psychiatry Clinic.  She received her B.S. in Neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine and her M.D. at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine.  […]