Jordan Karp, MD

Chair, Psychiatry
Member of the Graduate Faculty
Professor, Psychiatry

Jordan Karp, MD, is the Department Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Technology. He is an expert in the fields of geriatric psychiatry, depression treatment, and suicide prevention. Dr. Karp’s priorities for the Department include: providing the best care possible to our patients and their families today; preparing the next generation of psychiatrists to provide better care in the future; produce the advancements in knowledge required to improve our ability to diagnose, treat, and ultimately prevent mental illness; and engage with diverse stakeholders to assure our workforce represents and meets the needs of our community and promotes social justice.

Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Karp served as a professor of psychiatry, anesthesiology and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he directed the Late-Life Depression Prevention and Treatment Research Program, served as Director of Medical Student Mental Health Services, and was program director for the geriatric psychiatry fellowship.

Dr. Karp has authored more than 140 peer reviewed publications and has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) since 2006.

Research Interests: 

Geriatric Psychiatry, Residency Training, Depression Treatment, Suicide Prevention

Selected Publications: 
  • MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Columbia Presbyterian/New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • Geriatric Psychiatry fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Adult Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology