Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi, MD, MS
Assistant Professor in Residence
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, an Investigator at the Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy within the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and a faculty lead for the DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence. Dr. Ijadi-Maghsoodi’s research focuses on improving care for under-resourced populations in the community, including youth and families experiencing homelessness and high-risk youth with trauma. She received an AACAP NIDA Physician Scientist Program in Substance Abuse K12 Award to focus on improving care for families experiencing homelessness and parental substance use disorders and has received several research awards to focus on homeless-experienced Veteran parents and child-welfare involved families. She is involved with school-based mental health research as part of a long-standing community-academic partnership with LAUSD, including implementing and evaluating school resilience interventions. Clinically, she attends and teaches residents in the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) Clinic and Women’s Health Clinic at the VA, and co-directs the UCLA Psychiatry Asylum Clinic. Dr. Ijadi-Maghsoodi is passionate about child mental health advocacy and serves on the Cal-ACAP Government Affairs Committee, was previously President of the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is a volunteer asylum network member for Physicians for Human Rights.
- 2005 Iowa State University, Biology, with Distinction and Honors, with Minor in Psychology B.S.
- 2009 University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, M.D.
- 2012 UCLA, General Psychiatry Residency
- 2014 UCLA, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
- 2016 VA/UCLA, Advanced Fellowship in Women’s Health
- 2016 UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, M.S.
Research & clinical interests
- Youth, parents, and families experiencing homelessness
- Women’s mental health and parental substance use
- School-based mental health research
- Community interventions to address trauma, mental health, and substance use needs of under-resourced youth and families
- Community Partnered Participatory Research
- Social and structural determinants of health
- Refugee mental health
Roles within the division/Fellowship
- Director, Community and Global Child Psychiatry Area of Distinction
- Elective in conducting asylum evaluations for youth seeking asylum
- Lectures on topics such as families experiencing homelessness, systems of care, social determinants of health, and mental health of refugee youth