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Noshene Ranjbar

Noshene Ranjbar
Location: Tucson, Arizona Cohort Start Year: 2020 Project Topics: Behavioral and Mental Health, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Education, Health Care Access, Health Care Quality, Public, Population and Community Health, Social Sector/Non-Profit, Violence and Trauma Populations Served: Adolescents (12-20 years), Adults (21-64 years), At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations, Children and Families, Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Users, Foster Youth and Families, Homeless Populations, Incarcerated or Formerly Incarcerated Populations, Low-Income Communities, Native/Tribal/Indigenous People, People with Addictions, Rural Communities, Victims of Crime, Women's Health
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Arizona

FOCUS
Noshene Ranjbar, MD, is originally from Iran and now lives in Tucson, Arizona. She is an assistant professor of psychiatry, training director of the Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship and medical director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Arizona. Additionally, she serves as faculty with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Since 2010, she has been involved in the development of trauma-informed programs using a train-the-trainer model of mind-body medicine in American Indian communities. Using strength-based, culturally-sensitive, and community-focused approaches, she leads groups, workshops, and trainings for American Indian youth and adults to address diverse challenges including the youth suicide epidemic and promoting resiliency in the face of historical, intergenerational, developmental, and complex trauma.

Her vision is to advocate for a holistic, comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, empowering approach to mental health and well-being for Indigenous communities. She hopes to collaborate closely with community stakeholders and organizations to utilize a train-the-trainer, skills-based approach to enhance sustainable methods of supporting mental health.

 

MORE ABOUT NOSHENE
Noshene Ranjbar is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, where she serves as division chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, training director for the Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship, and medical director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic. She is also fellowship faculty with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and faculty with The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Born and raised in Iran, she moved to the U.S. as a teen and completed undergraduate and medical education at the University of Virginia followed by an internship in family medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut and involvement with research at Yale University. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and an integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona. Her academic interests include integrative psychiatry, physician well-being and burnout, mind-body medicine, and health disparities with a focus on Native American and refugee health. She serves as a volunteer psychiatrist for evaluating asylum-seeking individuals with the Arizona Asylum Network and the Florence Project, and is active in the MIND clinic, a free mental health clinic at the University of Arizona serving immigrant and underserved families.

 

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