University of California, Riverside

Graduate Medical Education

Clinical Faculty Biographies

Dr. Andrew J. Elliott

Health Science Clinical Assistant Professor - Psychiatry

Dr. Andrew Elliott

Medical Office

Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health
4095 County Circle Drive
Riverside, Calif. 92530-7549
(951) 358-4502

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School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
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Education and Training

  • M.P.H, University of Washington Department of Public Health, Seattle, Washington
  • Fellowship, Primary Care & Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry, University of Washington Hospitals NRSA, Seattle, Washington
  • Residency, Psychiatry, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Washington
  • Internship, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, Washington
  • M.D., University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada
  • B.S. Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Reno


Dr. Andrew Elliott, M.D., M.P.H.,is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and a psychiatrist for the Riverside County Department of Mental Health.

Elliott received his M.D. from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, then completed his internship and residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He subsequently completed a Master's degree in public health at the University of Washington Department of Public Health.

Elliott previously served as an assistant professor at the University of Washington's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He served as director of the consultation and primary care and behavioral health services at Harborview Medical Center. While at the University of Washington he worked with Marsh Linehan, Ph.D. and is trained in dialectical behavior therapy.

He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Southern California State Psychiatric Association, and the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists.

Elliott has worked for Riverside County Department of Mental Health since 2005 and worked primarily with homeless mentally ill patients who he has provided both pharmacotherapy and dialectical behavior therapy. He has been training therapists in dialectical behavior therapy at Riverside County Department of Mental Health since 2012.

He has practiced in Southern California since 2003 and worked in a variety of settings including private practice, inpatient and community mental health.

Research Interests

Elliott has completed research in areas of depression and HIV infection, outcomes focused treatments and has experience in a variety of areas including dialectical behavior therapy, suicidal behavior, personality disorders, depression and psychiatric issues in medical illness.


  • Physician Modeling Recovery Award, Riverside County Dept of Mental Health, 2013.
  • William Webb Consultation Liaison Fellowship, 1998-2000.
  • Thomas H. Holmes Research Scholar Award, 1998-2000.
  • NCDEU New Investigator Award, 1997.

Selected Publications

  • Elliott, AJ, Russo J, Roy-Byrne PP. The effect of treatment of major depression on health related quality of life in HIV infection. General Hospital Psychiatry 2002; 2:43-47.
  • Elliott AJ, Roy-Byrne P. An Open trial of mirtazapine in HIV+ outpatients with recurrent major depressive disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacology 2000; 20(2):265-67.
  • Elliott AJ, Uldall K, Russo J, Claypoole K, Roy-Byrne P. A Placebo-Control trial of Paroxetine vs. Imipramine in HIV associated Depression. American J Psych 1998.

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

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Graduate Medical Education
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-7669