Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

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

COVID-19 Information

Jessica

Jeffrey

, MD, MPH, MBA

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor Associate Division Director for Clinical Service and Finance
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She is the Associate Director of Ambulatory Services within the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and serves as the Associate Director of the Division of Population Behavioral Health. She is the Lead Psychiatrist at UCLA Behavioral Health Associates and the Director of the UCLA/Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Tele Hub Program, where she oversees the delivery of pediatric integrated behavioral health services within the Antelope Valley and through STAND, a program of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, at East Los Angeles College.

Dr. Jeffrey is an advocate for improved access to mental health services. Her research and clinical interests include systems of health care delivery and psychedelic assisted psychotherapies. She has completed training in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy with MAPS (October 2022) and the Ketamine Medical Provider Training from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute (December 2021). She also received the Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate from Integrative Psychiatry Institute (December 2022). She has published articles in the fields of health services delivery and mental health, spanning topics including integrated behavioral healthcare, measurement-based care practices, professional quality of life in Head Start communities, and quality of life in mental illness.

Dr. Jeffrey is a Distinguished Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She teaches within the UCLA Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic and serves on the Psychoharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee for the FDA.

Education

2001 Bachelor of Science, Psychobiology; UCLA
2004 Master’s in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, UC Berkeley
2009 Master’s in Business Administration, UCLA
2009 Medical Doctorate, UCLA
2012 Psychiatry Residency, UCLA
2014 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, UCLA
2014 Quality Improvement Certification, UCLA
2018 Medical Education Fellowship, UCLA

Research & clinical interests

Health systems of care
Integrated behavioral healthcare
Quality improvement
Family systems and family-centered preventive interventions
Parental depression
Health system management
Behavioral economics

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Integrated Care Rotation
Attending, Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Clinic
Director, UCLA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Clinician-Educator Area of Distinction
Lectures on such topics as telepsychiatry, quality improvement, and career negotiations