Jessica K. Jeffrey, MD, MPH, MBA

Jessica K. Jeffrey, MD, MPH, MBA

  • Psychiatry
Santa Monica Behavioral Health | 2001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 860, Santa Monica, CA 90404

About

Dr. Jeffrey is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She is the Associate Director of Ambulatory Services within the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and serves as the Associate Director of the Division of Population Behavioral Health. She is the Lead Psychiatrist at UCLA Behavioral Health Associates and the Director of the UCLA/Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Tele Hub Program, where she oversees the delivery of pediatric integrated behavioral health services within the Antelope Valley and through STAND, a program of the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, at East Los Angeles College.

Dr. Jeffrey is an advocate for improved access to mental health services. Her research and clinical interests include systems of health care delivery and psychedelic assisted psychotherapies. She has completed training in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy with MAPS (October 2022) and the Ketamine Medical Provider Training from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute (December 2021). She also received the Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate from Integrative Psychiatry Institute (December 2022). She has published articles in the fields of health services delivery and mental health, spanning topics including integrated behavioral healthcare, measurement-based care practices, professional quality of life in Head Start communities, and quality of life in mental illness.  

Dr. Jeffrey is a Distinguished Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She teaches within the UCLA Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Clinic and serves on the Psychoharmacologic Drug Advisory Committee for the FDA.

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2014
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2013

Fellowship

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 2014

Residency

Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, 2012

Degrees

MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009
MBA, University of California Los Angeles, 2009
MPH, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, 2004

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2023, 2021, 2020

Locations

UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health

West Los Angeles

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry| Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Medical Services

Research

Interests

Dr. Jeffrey's research interests include systems of care, quality improvement and family resilience. She has been exploring models of behavioral health care delivery within primary care and community settings with aims to increase access to high quality behavioral health services. Dr. Jeffrey is interested in parent-child attachment and enhancement of family outcomes for those families struggling with parental depression.

Publications

  1. Clarke, R. M., Jeffrey, J., Grossman, M., Strouse, T., Gitlin, M., & Skootsky, S. A. (2016). Delivering on accountable care: Lessons from a behavioral health program to improve access and outcomes. Health Affairs,35(8), 1487-1493.
  2. IsHak, W. W., Bokarius, A., Jeffrey, J. K., Davis, M. C., & Bakhta, Y. (2010). Disorders of orgasm in women: A literature review of etiology and current treatments. The journal of sexual medicine, 7(10), 3254-3268.
  3. Jeffrey, J., Dumont, R. A., Kim, G. Y., & Kuo, T. (2011). Effects of international health electives on medical student learning and career choice. Fam Med, 43(1), 21-28.
  4. Jeffrey J, Sternfeld I, Tager I. Community Violence as a predictor of childhood asthma hospitalization rates, Journal of Investigative Medicine. 2006; 54(1), S148
  5. Jeffrey J, Sternfeld I, Tager I. The association between childhood asthma and community violence, Los Angeles County, 2000. Public Health Rep. 2006; Nov- Dec; 121(6): 720-8. PMID: 17278407.
  6. IsHak WW, Davis M, Jeffrey J, Balayan K, Pechnick RN, Bagot K, Rapaport MH. The role of dopaminergic agents improving quality of life in major depressive disorder. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2009; Dec;11(6): 503-8. PMID: 19909674.
  7. IsHak WW, Bokarius A, Jeffrey JK, Davis MC, Bakhta Y. Disorders of orgasm in women: a literature review of etiology and current treatments. J Sex Med. 2010; Oct;7(10): 3254-68. PMID: 20584112.
  8. Jeffrey J, Dumont RA, Kim GY, Kuo T. Effects of international health electives on medical student learning and career choice: results of a systematic literature review. Fam Med. 2011; Jan;43(1):21-8. PMID: 21213133.
  9. IsHak WW, Greenberg JM, Balayan K, Kapitanski N, Jeffrey J, Fathy H, Fakhry H, Rapaport MH. Quality of life: the ultimate outcome measure of interventions in major depressive disorder. Harvard Review of Psychiatry. 2011; Sep-Oct;19(5):229-39. PMID: 21916825.
  10. Kruse JL*, Jeffrey JK*, Davis MC, Dearlove J, IsHak WW, Brooks JO. Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: Two Case Reports and a Review of Psychiatric Manifestations and Management. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2014; Feb1;26(1):E1-E9. PMID: 24501734. *indicates equal contributions as co-first authors
  11. Jeffrey, J. Quality improvement in resident education: a pilot project to mitigate metabolic side effects from atypical antipsychotic medications in youth. BMJ Qual Improv Report 2015;4:1-6. doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u208804.w3544.
  12. Jeffrey, J, Martini R. "Behavioral Health Integration within Primary Care: A Primer". Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Connect. 2015; Fall;2(4):14-17.

Recognitions

  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2023, 2021, 2020