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Dr. Takesha J. Cooper

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor - Psychiatry
Associate Program Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Dr. Takesha J. Cooper

Medical Office

Riverside County Department of Mental Health
31946 Mission Trail, Suite B
Elsinore, Calif. 92530
(951) 245-7663

Academic Office

School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
takesha.cooper@ucr.edu
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Education and Training

  • Chief Fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California
  • Fellowship, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California
  • Residency, Adult Psychiatry, San Mateo Psychiatry Residency Training Program, San Mateo, California
  • M.D., Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, California
  • M.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California
  • B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Biography

Dr. Takesha J. Cooper, M.D., M.S. is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the UC Riverside School of Medicine and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Riverside County Department of Mental Health's Lake Elsinore Family Mental Health Services. She is also the associate program director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

A native of Inland Southern California, Cooper was in private practice in Menlo Park, California. During that time she also worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Cooper earned her B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Santa Barbara, then came to UC Riverside to earn a master's degree in the fields. She then attended the Keck School of Medicine at USC to earn her M.D. She conducted her residency at the San Mateo Psychiatry Residency Training Program and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.

She is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry, and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, the Southern California Psychiatric Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.

Research Interests

Her interests include pediatric mental health, mood and anxiety disorders, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She participated in a National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored sturdy of systematic treatment enhancement for bipolar disorder, a large-scale longitudinal project designed to improve the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder.

Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award, 2008 through 2013.
  • Chief fellow, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program - Stanford University School of Medicine, 2008.
  • APA/Astra Zeneca Minority Fellowship - Serving on the Council on Children, Adolescents & Their Families

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Graduate Medical Education
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-7669

E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

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