Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

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Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid

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Sandra Loo, PhD


Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa, M.A., Ph.D
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Internship in Clinical Child Psychology
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Post-doc Fellowship in Developmental Psychobiology

Research & clinical interests

My research centers on the gene-brain-behavior pathways evident in childhood psychiatric disorder and translation of this work into improving treatments for these conditions. The focus of my work is in two major areas: 1) identifying the genetic and neural mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits in neurodevelopmental disorders and 2) investigating the utility of neurophysiologically based measures as biomarkers of treatment response in pediatric emotional and behavioral disorders such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Chronic Tic Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders; and 3) investigating noninvasive neuromodulation treatments for pediatric psychiatric disorders.

Roles within the division/Fellowship

  • Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Medical Psychology Assessment Center
  • Director, Pediatric Neuromodulation Program, Division of Neuromodulation
  • Preceptor and Track Director, Clinical Psychology Internship Program, NPI
  • Director of the ADHD Genetics Program
  • Course instructor for Electrophysiological Methods and Analysis
  • Faculty Member, Brain Research Institute
  • Faculty Member, Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program
  • Lectures on such topics as neuropsychological testing