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Ramin Mojtabai, MD

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Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 797
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

(410) 614-7469

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


Mental health services research including trends and correlates of treatment seeking for depression, other common mental and substance use disorders, barriers to accessing services including stigma, process and outcome of treatments of common mental and substance use 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
  • substance use disorder services
  • mental health treatment seeking

Selected publications from recent years

  • Mojtabai, R., Olfson, M. (2017). Management of common medical conditions by office-based psychiatrists. Psychiatric Services. DOI: 10.1176/
  • Mojtabai, R. Olfson, M., Han, B. (2016). National trends in the prevalence and treatment of depression in adolescents and young adults. Pediatrics, 138(6). pii: e20161878
  • Mojtabai, R. (2014). Diagnosing depression in older adults in primary care. New England Journal of Medicine, 370:1180-1182
  • Mojtabai, R. (2017). National trends in long-term use of prescription opioids. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. DOI: 10.1002/pds.4278
  • Jorm, A. F., Patten, S. B., Brugha, T. S., Mojtabai, R. (2017). Has increased provision of treatment reduced the prevalence of common mental disorders? Review of the evidence from four countries. World Psychiatry, 16: 90-99