Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2012 - Present)
  • Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2013 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2016)
  • Visiting Professor, National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System (2016)
  • Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (2012)
  • Teaching Award, San Mateo Psychiatric Residency Training Program (2012)
  • The Gold Humanism Honor Society, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2012)
  • Top 10% of Psychiatrists in the U.S.A., U.S. News Top Doctor (2012)
  • Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, American Psychiatric Association (2011)
  • Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D., Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association (2009)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Patient Care, and Research, Anxiety and Affective Disorders Program, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (2008)
  • Commendation from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, San Mateo County (2007)
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Anxiety and Affective Disorders Program, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (2007)
  • Excellence in Innovative Curricular Design and Program Development, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators (2006)
  • Resident Teaching Award, San Mateo Psychiatric Residency Program (2006)
  • Star Award, UCSF (2006)
  • Editorial Service Award, Academic Psychiatry (2005)
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2003)
  • Special Recognition Award, UCSF Association of the Clinical Faculty (2000)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, San Mateo Psychiatric Residency Program (2000)
  • Best Doctors in America, The Best Doctors in America (1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (1996)
  • Physician Scientist Award, National Institute of Mental Health (1985)
  • Pfizer Medical Research Merit Award, Pfizer (1984)
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (1983)
  • American Psychiatric Association / National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship Award, American Psychiatric Association / National Institute of Mental Health (1983)
  • Grete Simpson Award for investigators in psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (1983)
  • National Research Service Award (Individual NRSA), National Institute of Mental Health (1983)
  • Dr. Sirgay Sanger Award for psychiatric research, Harvard Medical School (1980)
  • Sandoz Award for clinical psychiatry, Sandoz (1980)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:University of California San Francisco (1985) CA
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1987)
  • Residency:University of Chicago Hospitals (1984) IL
  • Internship:Stanford University Medical Center (1981) CA
  • Medical Education:Harvard Medical School (1980) MA

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


His current focus is on (1) research involving models of expertise in medical education, (2) educational innovations in medical school, residency, and fellowships, and (3) the development of transdisciplinary initiatives, collaborations, and programs in psychiatry and behavioral health.

With regards to the latter, he is seeking to establish a continuum of behavioral health education across high school, college, medical school, residency, neuroscience training, continuing medical education, and public education and advocacy, through his teaching at Stanford University and deputy editorship of Academic Psychiatry, an international journal devoted to behavioral health education, career development, and leadership. His public education work aims to advocate against mental-illness stigma in diverse cultures and special populations.

Publications

All Publications


  • Stigma and Mental Health: A Proposal for Next Steps. Academic psychiatry Schlozman, S., Beresin, E. V., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Brenner, A. M., Louie, A. K., Guerrero, A. P., Roberts, L. W. 2016; 40 (5): 735-739

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-016-0601-4

    View details for PubMedID 27502201

  • Academic Psychiatry's Role in Addressing Campus Sexual Assault ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Roberts, L. W., Dority, K., Balon, R., Louie, A. K., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H. 2016; 40 (4): 567-571

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-016-0543-x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000379709200001

    View details for PubMedID 27052505

  • Opportunities and Challenges of Global Mental Health ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Brenner, A. M., Coverdale, J. H., Guerrero, A. P., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2016; 40 (4): 643-646

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-016-0574-3

    View details for Web of Science ID 000379709200017

    View details for PubMedID 27270737

  • Teaching Medical Students and Residents about Homelessness: Complex, Evidence-Based, and Imperative ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Brenner, A. M., Guerrero, A. P., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Balon, R., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2016; 40 (4): 572-575

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-016-0571-6

    View details for Web of Science ID 000379709200002

    View details for PubMedID 27220731

  • Professional Integrity and the Role of Medical Students in Professional Self-Regulation ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Coverdale, J. H., Roberts, L. W., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Guerrero, A. P., Brenner, A. M., McCullough, L. B. 2016; 40 (3): 525-529

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-016-0534-y

    View details for Web of Science ID 000376248800029

    View details for PubMedID 27020936

  • A Case for Increased Medical Student and Psychiatric Resident Education in Palliative Care. Academic psychiatry Balon, R., Motlova, L. B., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2016; 40 (2): 203-206

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0479-6

    View details for PubMedID 26715110

  • Machine Learning and the Profession of Medicine JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Darcy, A. M., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2016; 315 (6): 551-552

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jama.2015.18421

    View details for Web of Science ID 000369635200009

    View details for PubMedID 26864406

  • Human Trafficking and Psychiatric Education: A Call to Action. Academic psychiatry Coverdale, J., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Balon, R., Roberts, L. W. 2016; 40 (1): 119-123

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0462-2

    View details for PubMedID 26670788

  • Physician Wellbeing: A Critical Deficiency in Resilience Education and Training. Academic psychiatry Beresin, E. V., Milligan, T. A., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2016; 40 (1): 9-12

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0475-x

    View details for PubMedID 26691141

  • What Is the Role of Academic Departments of Psychiatry in Advancing Global Mental Health? Academic Psychiatry Khan, C., Louie, A., Reicherter, D., Roberts, L. 2016
  • Integrity and the Professional Roles of Psychiatrist Clinical Manual of Ethics Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2016: 195-208
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences for Personalized Medicine: Teaching with Novel Methods. Academic psychiatry Louie, A. K., Merrell, S. B., Beresin, E. V., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Roberts, L. W. 2015; 39 (6): 609-612

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0435-5

    View details for PubMedID 26423677

  • College Mental Health: A Vulnerable Population in an Environment with Systemic Deficiencies. Academic psychiatry Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2015; 39 (5): 495-497

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0390-1

    View details for PubMedID 26327172

  • This Is Water Revisited: Creativity Lost ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Beresin, E. V., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Louie, A. K. 2015; 39 (4): 472-474

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0354-5

    View details for Web of Science ID 000361093500026

    View details for PubMedID 25952144

  • Integrated Care in Community Settings and Psychiatric Training. Academic psychiatry Coverdale, J. H., Roberts, L. W., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Tait, G. R., Louie, A. K. 2015; 39 (4): 419-421

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0363-4

    View details for PubMedID 26036348

  • Stigma and Empathy: Sex Workers as Educators of Medical Students ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Balon, R., Tait, G. R., Coverdale, J. H., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2015; 39 (3): 239-241

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0338-5

    View details for Web of Science ID 000354084100001

    View details for PubMedID 25854454

  • Elevating the Behavioral and Social Sciences in Premedical Training: MCAT2015 ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Roberts, L. W., Louie, A. K., Goldsmith, M., Tait, G. R., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Bereknyei, S., Coverdale, J. H. 2015; 39 (2): 127-131

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-015-0289-x

    View details for Web of Science ID 000351433800001

    View details for PubMedID 25700671

  • Caring for patients takes time: dr. Peabody says so! Academic psychiatry Beresin, E. V., Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Louie, A. K., Kim, J. P., Roberts, L. W. 2015; 39 (1): 1-5

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-014-0250-4

    View details for PubMedID 25416611

  • Strengthening Telepsychiatry's Role in Clinical Care and Education. Academic psychiatry Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2015; 39 (1): 6-9

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-014-0265-x

    View details for PubMedID 25476229

  • Moving Beyond Community Mental Health: Public Mental Health as an Emerging Focus for Psychiatry Residency Training ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Roberts, L. W., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Balon, R., Louie, A. K., Kim, J. P., Ohayon, M. M. 2014; 38 (6): 655-660

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-014-0230-8

    View details for Web of Science ID 000346794100001

    View details for PubMedID 25339288

  • Improving Psychiatric Education Related to Suicide ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2014; 38 (5): 521-524

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-014-0209-5

    View details for Web of Science ID 000342172000001

    View details for PubMedID 25080224

  • The critical need to diversify the clinical and academic workforce. Academic psychiatry Roberts, L. W., Maldonado, Y., Coverdale, J. H., Balon, R., Louie, A. K., Beresin, E. V. 2014; 38 (4): 394-397

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-014-0175-y

    View details for PubMedID 24989990

  • Teaching Clinical Neuroscience to Psychiatry Residents: Model Curricula ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Coverdale, J., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Tait, G. R., Goldsmith, M., Roberts, L. W. 2014; 38 (2): 111-115

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-014-0045-7

    View details for Web of Science ID 000334414300001

    View details for PubMedID 24493360

  • A New Day for Academic Psychiatry ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Goldsmith, M., Louie, A. K., Tait, G. R., Roberts, L. W. 2014; 38 (1): 1-4

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s40596-013-0024-4

    View details for Web of Science ID 000331983600001

    View details for PubMedID 24430589

  • Anxiety Disorders DSM-5 Study Guide Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2014: 137-153
  • Introduction DSM-5 Study Guide Roberts, L. W., Louie, A. K. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2014: xv-xvii
  • Questions and Answers DSM-5 Study Guide Roberts, L. W., Bajestan, S. N., Balon, R., Ghorieshi, M. R., Hsin, H., Louie, A. K., Mason, D. P., Owusu, Y., Reicherter, D., Reynolds-May, M., Sher, Y. I. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2014: 461-505
  • DSM-5 Study Guide Roberts, L. W., Louie, A. K. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2014
  • Arriving at a Diagnosis: The Role of the Clinical Interview DSM-5 Study Guide Coverdale, J. H., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 2014: 19-32
  • In Celebration of the History of Academic Psychiatry ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Roberts, L. W., Coverdale, J., Balon, R., Louie, A., Beresin, E. 2013; 37 (6): 369-374
  • Strengthening Psychiatry's Numbers ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Roberts, L. W., Ohayon, M., Coverdale, J., Goldsmith, M., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Tait, G. R., Balon, R. 2013; 37 (5): 293-296

    View details for Web of Science ID 000323916200001

    View details for PubMedID 24026364

  • An argument for conducting methodologically strong, randomized, controlled trials in educational research. Academic psychiatry Coverdale, J. H., Balon, R., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Tait, G. R., Roberts, L. W. 2013; 37 (3): 145-149

    View details for DOI 10.1176/appi.ap.13030029

    View details for PubMedID 23632922

  • Residents as teachers. Academic psychiatry Louie, A. K., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J., Tait, G. R., Balon, R., Roberts, L. W. 2013; 37 (1): 1-5

    View details for DOI 10.1176/appi.ap.12110192

    View details for PubMedID 23338863

  • Richness and Creativity in Medical Student Education in Psychiatry ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY Balon, R., Coverdale, J. H., Beresin, E. V., Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. 2012; 36 (3): 159-162

    View details for Web of Science ID 000305673600001

    View details for PubMedID 22751812

  • How to Write and Publish an Empirical Report The Academic Medicine Handbook: A Guide to Achievement and Fulfillment for Academic Faculty Louie, A. K., Roberts, L. W. Springer. 2012
  • Erratum to Teaching by Great Teachers. Academic psychiatry Roberts, L. W., Louie, A. K., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Balon, R. 2011; 35 (6): 369-?

    View details for DOI 10.1007/BF03339769

    View details for PubMedID 27519052

  • Teaching by great teachers. Academic psychiatry Roberts, L. W., Louie, A. K., Beresin, E. V., Coverdale, J. H., Balon, R. 2011; 35 (5): 275-276

    View details for DOI 10.1176/appi.ap.35.5.275

    View details for PubMedID 22007081

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