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Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance and transform behavioral health through groundbreaking research, compassionate patient care, and renowned education.

Our Vision

Our vision is to revolutionize mental healthcare by empowering individuals to access transformative care without barriers or stigma.

Our Values

Our shared values are to drive innovation, nurture an inclusive environment, and deliver service excellence.


We offer research and clinical training in diverse methods and applications, including molecular, systems & behavioral neurosciences, psychiatric genetics, psychopharmacology, neuropsychology, mental health technology, & implementation sciences.

Centers & Labs


Our multidisciplinary environment and diverse training experience is home to over 350 trainees, including graduate students, interns, residents and post-doctoral fellows, in addition to numerous undergraduate and medical students.

Education & Training

Patient Care

Our department thrives within the dynamic scientific and clinical environment at UC San Diego. Psychiatry faculty and trainees are housed within UC San Diego Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System, and Rady Children’s Hospital.

Conditions & Treatment

Residency Programs

Our graduates are excellent clinicians, leaders, researchers, educators and community psychiatrists from diverse backgrounds, who support mental health, and treat all aspects of mental illness. We offer residency training tracks in adult & community psychiatry, combined psychiatry/family medicine, and research.

Explore Programs

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