Larissa J. Mooney, MD

Larissa J. Mooney, MD

Primary Location
300 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, California 90095


Medical Board Certifications

Addiction Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2007


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2006


New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical Ctr, 2005


New York University School of Medicine, 2002


SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, MD, 2001

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


"The Opioid Addiction Epidemic: A Public Health Crisis"



  1. Mooney, L.J., Glasner-Edwards, S., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, M., Ang, A., Hunter, J., Haning, B., Colescott, P., Ling, W., & Rawson, R.A. (2009). Health conditions in methamphetamine-dependent adults 3 years after treatment. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 3(3), 155-163. PMID: 21769012.
  2. Mooney, L.J., Nielsen, S., Saxon, A., Hillhouse, M., Thomas, C., Hasson, A., Stablein, D., McCormack, J., Lindbald, R., & Ling, W. (2012). Cocaine Use Reduction with Buprenorphine (CURB): Rationale, Design, and Methodology. Journal of Contemporary Clinical Trials, 34(2), 196-204. PMCID: PMC3760415.
  3. Mooney, L.J., Hillhouse, M.P., Thomas, C., Ang, A., Sharma, G., Terry, G., Chang, L., Walker, R., Trivedi, M., Croteau, D., Sparenborg, S., & Ling, W. (2016). Utilizing a Two-Stage Design to Investigate the Safety and Potential Efficacy of Monthly Naltrexone Plus Once-Daily Bupropion as a Treatment for Methamphetamine Use Disorder. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 10(4):236-43. PMCID: PMC4969133.
  4. Mooney, L.J., Cooper, C., London, E., Chudzinski, J., Dolezal, B.A., Dickerson, D., Brecht, M., Penate, J. & Rawson, R.A. (2014). Exercise for methamphetamine dependence: Rationale, design, and methodology. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 37, 139-147. PMCID: PMC4431553.
  5. Glasner-Edwards, S, Mooney, L.J., Ang, A., Garneau, H.C., Hartwell, E., Brecht, M.L., & Rawson, R.A. (2016). Mindfulness based relapse prevention for stimulant dependent adults: A pilot randomized clinical trial. Mindfulness, 1-10. PMCID: PMC5300086.
  6. Hser, Y.H., Mooney, L.J., Saxon, A.J., Miotto, K., Bell, D., Huang, D. (2017). Chronic pain among patients with opioid use disorder: Results from electronic health records data. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment77:26-30. PMCID: PMC5424616.
  7. Hser, Y.H., Mooney, L.J., Saxon, A.J., Miotto, K., Bell, D.S., Zhu, Y., Liang, D., and Huang, D. (2017). High mortality among patients with opioid use disorder in a large healthcare system. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 11(4):315-319. PMCID: PMC5930020.
  8. Mooney, L.J., Zhu, Y., Yoo, C., Valdez, J., Moino, K., Liao, J.Y., & Hser, Y.I. (2018). Reduction in cannabis use and functional status in physical health, mental health, and cognition. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology 13(4):479-487. PMID: 30284156.
  9. Mooney, L.J. & Saxon, A. (2019). State of the art treatment for opioid use disorder. In Danovitch, I. & Mooney, L.J. (Eds.) The Assessment and Treatment of Addiction: Best Practices and New Frontiers. PA: Elselvier, Inc.