Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi, MD, MSHPM


Psychiatrist and Health Services Researcher, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences


Dr. Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi is an assistant professor-in-residence in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, an investigator at the Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy within the Veterans Affairs (VA) Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and a faculty lead for the UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence (COE). Dr. Ijadi-Maghsoodi’s research addresses social and mental health inequities among under-resourced and minoritized youth, families, and adults in the community, particularly focusing on youth, families, and adults experiencing homelessness, as well as students with trauma exposure. She received an AACAP NIDA Career Development Award, as well as several other research awards, to adapt and deliver a family intervention to families experiencing homelessness. Her research also focuses on addressing mental health inequities within schools through a long-standing community-academic partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). She is an attending physician in the VA Women’s Health Clinic, co-directs the VA Family Resilience Clinic, and co-founded and co-directs the UCLA Psychiatry Asylum Clinic. Dr. Ijadi-Maghsoodi is passionate about child and family mental health advocacy, and previously served as the president of the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is currently a volunteer asylum network member for Physicians for Human Rights.

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