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Emeritus Professor

Dr. Sheryl Kataoka is Professor-in-Residence in the UCLA Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, where she serves as the Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. She completed her Bachelors of Science at UCLA and medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She returned to Los Angeles for her Psychiatry Residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center during which she was also an APA Minority Fellow. She completed her child psychiatry fellowship training at the UCLA Semel Institute, and then launched her research career as an APA research fellow in the Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry when she examined the psychopathology. She continued her research training as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received her Masters of Science in Health Services Research from the UCLA School of Public Health. She is an investigator with the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society and the site PI for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope and Wellness in Schools.


  • Mental Health Services Act Outcome Measures Project


  • 2020 UCLA Lifetime Achievement in Education for Excellence in Teaching for the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
  • 2015 American Psychiatric Association 2015 Jeanne Spurlock Minority Fellowship Achievement Award
  • 2013 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • 2009 AACAP Sidney Berman Award for the School-Based Study and Intervention for Learning Disorders
  • 2003 American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education Early Career Award, American Psychiatric Association
  • 1998 UCLA Gertrude Rogers Greenblatt Fellowship Award in Child Psychiatry


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