Dr. Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS is a Professor In-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, and directs the UCLA Late-life mood, stress and wellness program and the Integrative Psychiatry clinic. She is the Leader of the Research Pillar of the UCLA Integrative Medicine Collaborative. She is a geriatric integrative psychiatrist with a federally funded research program in geriatric depression and cognitive decline, and integrative mental health (NIMH, PCORI, and NCCIH) using mind-body interventions. She is a recipient of the Career Development award from the NIMH and the NCCIH, and other prestigious research awards. Her current research studies include investigations of psychopharmacological treatment of geriatric depression, mild cognitive impairment and the use of Tai Chi and yoga for treatment and prevention of mood and cognitive disorders. She is the Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and the Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Investigator awards for research in geriatric psychiatry from the American College of Psychiatrists and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Links: www.semel.ucla.edu/latelife and www.semel.ucla.edu/integrativementalhealth