• Slide 4 - Perinatal

    We provide mental health services for women during pregnancy and after giving birth, to support women during this vulnerable time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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.


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Karen Weihs, MD, and Richard Lane, MD, PhD, were named fellows of the American Psychosomatic Society.
Lane and Weihs named American Psychosomatic Society fellows

Richard D. Lane, MD, PhD, a tenured professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, and Karen Weihs, MD, a tenured professor of psychiatry at the College of Medicine – Tucson, were named fellows in the American Psychosomatic Society.

BBC Business Daily: The importance of sleep

Michael Grandner, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and Director of the Sleep and Heath Research Program, is interviewed on BBC News on how to buy things that protect sleep. He also shares that sleep problems can be created by biological and social issues.