• EpiCenter

    The Early Psychosis Intervention Center (“EPICenter”) is the only five-year program in the nation for young people in the early stages of serious mental illness.

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    Our AZ Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line provides case consults for providers treating pregnant & perinatal women with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

  • Research

    We are dedicated to foundational and translational research, to conveying skills and clinical knowledge to trainees, and to bringing our expertise to bear where it benefits patients who ask for our help.

  • CIPN

    Patients with difficult-to-treat depression can received specialized treatment, such as ECT, rTMS, and Esketamine, from our Center for Interventional Psychiatry and Neurotherapeutics.

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    Introducing our students to the mental health challenges of underserved populations is part of our core mission.

Message from Dr. Karp

Message from Dr. Karp

We are living in extraordinary times in which leaders in psychiatric medicine are needed more than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic, the imperative to fight racism and make our world more equitable, and for all to have access to personalized healthcare requires creative, well-trained psychiatrist leaders to help improve the world through clinical care, education, and research.

The Department of Psychiatry leads efforts to comprehensively prevent and treat psychiatric disorders, conduct cutting-edge research, and prepare future clinicians through rigorous, experiential education. Our commitment to social justice and anti-racism focuses our dedication to serving Southern Arizona’s diverse patient populations.


Grand Rounds: Trainee Presentations
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 12:00pm


Saira Kalia, MD and Kathryn Emerick, MD
New Service Supports Care for Pregnant & Postpartum Patients with Drs. Kalia and Emerick

Associate Professor of Psychiatry Saira Kalia, MD, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Kathryn Emerick, MD, are interviewed by the Arizona Medical Association for its ArMA On Call podcast about the Arizona Perinatal Psychiatry Access Line (APAL), its need, and the services APAL provides.

University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers are developing the Virtual Reality Military Operational Neuropsychological Assessment, or VRMONA, which will combine virtual reality and artificial intelligence to identify traumatic brain injury.
Applying VR and AI to find a faster way to test for TBI

University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers are developing a portable tool to diagnose military personnel on the battlefield.