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    We are very much aware of living in an exceptionally diverse part of the country. We see introducing our students to the mental health challenges of underserved populations as part of our core mission.

  • Slide 4 - Perinatal

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

  • Story Slide 1

    We provide comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and care for children and adolescents through the age of 17. We work with the child and family together to optimize care and pay special attention to education, nutrition, lifestyle and cultural factors.

  • Story Slide IPC

    We have developed Integrated Psychosocial Care (IPC), a collaborative approach to treatment. You, your physicians, and other healthcare team members work together to care for your physical and emotional needs.

  • BHP

    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.

  • Story Slide 2

    We have the only five-year program in the nation for young people struggling through the early stages of serious mental illness, Early Psychosis Intervention Center (“EPICenter”).

  • Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

    Visit our Psych Matters section and click on Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19 to read about ways, and gain access to resources, to manage stress and anxiety surrounding COVID-19.

  • Story Slide 3

    We offer a state-of-the art multi-modality neurotherapeutics program in Southern Arizona. Experts in neurotherapy work together to offer ECT, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Esketamine to patients with hard-to-treat mood disorders.

Message from Dr. Karp

Message from Dr. Karp

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson! As I settle into the role of Chair, I’ve been immediately struck by the dedication and creativity of our outstanding community of faculty, staff, trainees, and students. This innovative team has contributed to our regional and national reputation as a Department of excellence in mental health clinical services, education, and research. We have robust clinical and training programs in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, telemental health, child psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and interventional psychiatry. We are proud to highlight our state-of-the-art facilities that support the innovative work taking place at Banner – University Medical Center South and the Whole Health Clinic.

The Department of Psychiatry will lead the effort to understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent psychiatric disorders, prepare future clinicians, provide state-of-the-art care, and give direction to community efforts to improve behavioral health.


Grand Rounds Trainee Presentation: Physician Impairment
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 12:00pm


Tucson Cancer Conquerors

Karen Weihs, MD, professor of psychiatry, is interviewed in Arizona Illustrated's story on how a local group strives to educate, inspire, and encourage people both during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Pandemic Dreams

AZ Public Media interviews Michael Grandner, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Sleep and Health Clinic, about the vocabulary of dreams and how they might be helping us to make sense of our new normal.