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Ramin Mojtabai, MD

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Mental Health

Contact Information

Hampton House, Rm 797
624 N. Broadway
Baltimore , Maryland   21205

(410) 614-9495
(410) 614-7469

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MD , Tehran University of Medical Sciences , 1988
PhD , University of Tulsa , 1996
MPH , Columbia University , 2002
MA , University of Tulsa , 1994


Mental health services research including trends and correlates of treatment seeking for depression and other common mental disorders, barriers to accessing services including stigma, process and outcome of treatments of depression and other common mental and behavioral disorders in usual care settings and pharmacoepidemiology of antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs.

Honors and Awards

Klerman Award, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Laughlin Award, American College of Psychiatrists

mental heath services; mental health treatment seeking

  • Mojtabai R, Crum RM. Cigarette smoking and onset of mood and anxiety disorders. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(9):1656-65

  • Mojtabai R. Clinician-identified depression in community settings: concordance with structured-interview diagnoses. Psychother Psychosom. 2013;82(3):161-9

  • Mojtabai R, Crum RM. Perceived unmet need for alcohol and drug use treatments and future use of services: results from a longitudinal study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;127(1-3):59-64

  • Evans-Lacko S, Knapp M, McCrone P, Thornicroft G, Mojtabai R. The mental health consequences of the recession: economic hardship and employment of people with mental health problems in 27 European countries. PLoS One. 2013;8(7):e69792

  • Zur J, Mojtabai R. Medicaid expansion initiative in Massachusetts: enrollment among substance-abusing homeless adults. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(11):2007-13