Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid
310-206-6721
DVMadrid@mednet.ucla.edu

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Olivia

Raynor

, PhD, MA

Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Biography

Olivia Raynor, Ph.D., is the Director of the Tarjan Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior, at UCLA. She is also the Founder and Director of the National Arts and Disability Center at UCLA. Dr. Raynor has over 40 years of experience advancing policies and practices for supporting diverse families, inclusive postsecondary education, competitive integrated employment, and careers in the arts for people with disabilities. Dr. Raynor was a recipient of a Disparities Fund Grant (2018-2020) from the Department of Developmental Services to develop and implement a mentor curriculum to build resilience and assist Chinese and Latino monolingual speaking families plan for and access needed regional center services for their transition age youth or young adult. Dr. Raynor is the Past President of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and is a Governor appointed member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities and active in a number of committees and taskforces at local, state and national level. Dr. Raynor holds degrees from Boston University and USC in Occupational Therapy and a doctorate from UCLA in Educational Psychology.

Education

1975 – Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, B.S. in Occupational Therapy       
1983 – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, M.A. in Occupational Therapy
1992 – University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles, California, Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

Research & clinical interests

Public Policy and Systems Change
Developmental Disabilities and Employment
College for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Families and Individuals with Disabilities
Collaborative Leadership, Community Partnerships

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Director, Tarjan Center at UCLA
Lectures on federal and state public policy addressing developmental disabilities, systems change