Dan Becker, MD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Stanford UniversityA.B.1977Humanities
    University of Wisconsin Medical SchoolM.D.1982Medicine
    Yale University School of MedicineInternship1983Internal Medicine
    Yale University School of MedicineResidency1986Psychiatry
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    Mills-Peninsula Medical Staff2022Honorary Member
    San Mateo Psychiatry Residency Program2017Teacher of the Year Award
    American Psychiatric Association2016Irma Bland Award
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Santa Cruz Division2015President's Award
    Stanford University, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2014Outstanding Seminar Series Award
    Stanford University, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2013Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision
    San Francisco Business Times2011Health Care Heroes Finalist
    San Mateo Psychiatry Residency Program2009Outstanding Faculty Award
    Mills-Peninsula Medical Center2005Physician of the Year Award
    San Mateo Psychiatry Residency Program2001Teacher of the Year Award
    San Mateo Psychiatry Residency Program1999Outstanding Teaching Award
    University of Wisconsin Medical School1979Summer Fellowship in Psychiatry
    Stanford University1977A.B. with Distinction and with Honors in Humanities
    Stanford University1977Phi Beta Kappa

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    Daniel F. Becker, MD is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine and serves as Vice Chair for Strategy in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He specializes in adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He received his bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, then completed residency training at Yale University. Dr. Becker’s research interests are primarily in the areas of adolescent and young adult psychopathology, and include substance use disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, the psychiatric sequelae of trauma exposure, gender and ethnic differences in the expression of psychopathology, adolescent mothers, and integrated behavioral healthcare.

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    1. Stigma as a Source of Stress for Adolescent Mothers and Their Babies. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2022 Sep 01; 210(9):650-654. Wittenberg JP, Flaherty LT, Becker DF, Harper G, Crookall JM, Vianna N, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Committee on Adolescence. PMID: 36037321.
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    2. Primary care nurse practitioner management of adolescent behavioral health. Am J Manag Care. 2020 Sep 01; 26(9):e295-e299. Dillon EC, Erlich KJ, Li J, Li M, Becker DF. PMID: 32930559.
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    3. Primary care provider utilization and satisfaction with a health system navigation program for adolescents with behavioral health needs. Transl Behav Med. 2019 May 16; 9(3):549-559. Yang Y, Dillon EC, Li M, Li J, Erlich KJ, Heneghan AM, Becker DF. PMID: 31094446.
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    4. Outcomes of a Brief Cognitive Skills-Based Intervention (COPE) for Adolescents in the Primary Care Setting. J Pediatr Health Care. 2019; 33(4):415-424. Erlich KJ, Li J, Dillon E, Li M, Becker DF. PMID: 30904198.
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    5. Comorbidity of mood and substance use disorders in patients with binge-eating disorder: Associations with personality disorder and eating disorder pathology. J Psychosom Res. 2015 Aug; 79(2):159-64. Becker DF, Grilo CM. PMID: 25700727; PMCID: PMC4492840.
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    6. Being with the patient: the use of "clinical evidence," reconsidered. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2013 Sep; 201(9):813-7. Harper G, Becker DF, Copans SA, Flaherty LT, Ghalib K, Gharib K, Krasner AJ, Kwok S, Onesti SJ, Wittenberg J, Committee on Adolescence, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. PMID: 23995038.
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    7. Childhood maltreatment in women with binge-eating disorder: associations with psychiatric comorbidity, psychological functioning, and eating pathology. Eat Weight Disord. 2011 Jun; 16(2):e113-20. Becker DF, Grilo CM. PMID: 21989095; PMCID: PMC3644112.
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    8. Exploratory factor analysis of borderline personality disorder criteria in monolingual Hispanic outpatients with substance use disorders. Psychiatry Res. 2010 Jul 30; 178(2):305-8. Becker DF, Añez LM, Paris M, Grilo CM. PMID: 20472296; PMCID: PMC2902552.
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    9. The prevalence and structure of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder in Hispanic psychiatric outpatients. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 2010 Sep; 41(3):275-81. Ansell EB, Pinto A, Crosby RD, Becker DF, Añez LM, Paris M, Grilo CM. PMID: 20227063; PMCID: PMC2862854.
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    10. Psychiatric, behavioral, and attitudinal correlates of avoidant and obsessive-compulsive personality pathology in patients with binge-eating disorder. Compr Psychiatry. 2010 Sep-Oct; 51(5):531-7. Becker DF, Masheb RM, White MA, Grilo CM. PMID: 20728012; PMCID: PMC2927363.
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    11. Factor structure and diagnostic efficiency of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, criteria for avoidant personality disorder in Hispanic men and women with substance use disorders. Compr Psychiatry. 2009 Sep-Oct; 50(5):463-70. Becker DF, Añez LM, Paris M, Bedregal L, Grilo CM. PMID: 19683617.
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    12. Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Bosnian refugees 3 1/2 years after resettlement. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2008; 45(3):421-6. Vojvoda D, Weine SM, McGlashan T, Becker DF, Southwick SM. PMID: 18629750.
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    13. Ethnic differences in the predictors of drug and alcohol abuse in hospitalized adolescents. Am J Addict. 2007 Sep-Oct; 16(5):389-96. Becker DF, Grilo CM. PMID: 17882610.
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    14. Prediction of suicidality and violence in hospitalized adolescents: comparisons by sex. Can J Psychiatry. 2007 Sep; 52(9):572-80. Becker DF, Grilo CM. PMID: 17953161.
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    15. Exploratory factor analysis of borderline personality disorder criteria in hospitalized adolescents. Compr Psychiatry. 2006 Mar-Apr; 47(2):99-105. Becker DF, McGlashan TH, Grilo CM. PMID: 16490567.
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    16. Prediction of drug and alcohol abuse in hospitalized adolescents: comparisons by gender and substance type. Behav Res Ther. 2006 Oct; 44(10):1431-40. Becker DF, Grilo CM. PMID: 16360118.
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    17. Discriminant efficiency of antisocial and borderline personality disorder criteria in Hispanic men with substance use disorders. Compr Psychiatry. 2005 Mar-Apr; 46(2):140-6. Becker DF, Grilo CM, Anez LM, Paris M, McGlashan TH. PMID: 15723032.
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    18. Case study: the internet as a developmental tool in an adolescent boy with psychosis. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2005 Feb; 44(2):187-90. Daley ML, Becker DF, Flaherty LT, Harper G, King RA, Lester P, Milosavljevic N, Onesti SJ, Rappaport N, Schwab-Stone M. PMID: 15689732.
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    19. Validation studies of the borderline personality disorder construct in adolescents: implications for theory and practice. Adolescent Psychiatry. 2005; 29:217-235. Becker DF, Grilo CM.
    20. Diagnostic efficiency of DSM-IV criteria for borderline personality disorder: an evaluation in Hispanic men and women with substance use disorders. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2004 Feb; 72(1):126-31. Grilo CM, Becker DF, Anez LM, McGlashan TH. PMID: 14756622.
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    21. Diagnostic efficiency of borderline personality disorder criteria in hospitalized adolescents: comparison with hospitalized adults. Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Dec; 159(12):2042-7. Becker DF, Grilo CM, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 12450954.
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    22. Stability and change of DSM-III-R personality disorder dimensions in adolescents followed up 2 years after psychiatric hospitalization. Compr Psychiatry. 2001 Sep-Oct; 42(5):364-8. Grilo CM, Becker DF, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 11559862.
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    23. Applicability of personality disorder criteria in late adolescence: internal consistency and criterion overlap 2 years after psychiatric hospitalization. J Pers Disord. 2001 Jun; 15(3):255-62. Becker DF, Grilo CM, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 11406997.
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    24. Comorbidity of borderline personality disorder with other personality disorders in hospitalized adolescents and adults. Am J Psychiatry. 2000 Dec; 157(12):2011-6. Becker DF, Grilo CM, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 11097968.
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    25. Concurrent and predictive validity of the personality disorder diagnosis in adolescent inpatients. Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Oct; 156(10):1522-8. Levy KN, Becker DF, Grilo CM, Mattanah JJ, Garnet KE, Quinlan DM, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 10518161.
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    26. Case series: PTSD symptoms in adolescent survivors of "ethnic cleansing." Results from a 1-year follow-up study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1999 Jun; 38(6):775-81. Becker DF, Weine SM, Vojvoda D, McGlashan TH. PMID: 10361798.
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    27. Applicability of personality disorder criteria to hospitalized adolescents: evaluation of internal consistency and criterion overlap. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1999 Feb; 38(2):200-5. Becker DF, Grilo CM, Morey LC, Walker ML, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 9951220.
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    28. PTSD symptoms in Bosnian refugees 1 year after resettlement in the United States. Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Apr; 155(4):562-4. Weine SM, Vojvoda D, Becker DF, McGlashan TH, Hodzic E, Laub D, Hyman L, Sawyer M, Lazrove S. PMID: 9546008.
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    29. Psychiatric morbidity differences in male and female adolescent inpatients with alcohol use disorders. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 1998; 27:29-41. Grilo CM, Becker DF, Fehon DC, Walker ML, Edell WS, McGlashan TH.
    30. Individual change after genocide in Bosnian survivors of "ethnic cleansing": assessing personality dysfunction. J Trauma Stress. 1998 Jan; 11(1):147-53. Weine SM, Becker DF, Vojvoda D, Hodzic E, Sawyer M, Hyman L, Laub D, McGlashan TH. PMID: 9479683.
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    31. Controlled study of psychiatric comorbidity in psychiatrically hospitalized young adults with substance use disorders. Am J Psychiatry. 1997 Sep; 154(9):1305-7. Grilo CM, Martino S, Walker ML, Becker DF, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 9286195.
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    32. Diagnostic comorbidity in hospitalized adolescents with conduct disorder. Compr Psychiatry. 1997 May-Jun; 38(3):141-5. Fehon DC, Becker DF, Grilo CM, Walker ML, Levy KN, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 9154369.
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    33. Psychiatric comorbidity differences in male and female adult psychiatric inpatients with substance use disorders. Compr Psychiatry. 1997 May-Jun; 38(3):155-9. Grilo CM, Martino S, Walker ML, Becker DF, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 9154371.
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    34. Personality disorders in adolescents with major depression, substance use disorders, and coexisting major depression and substance use disorders. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1997 Apr; 65(2):328-32. Grilo CM, Walker ML, Becker DF, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 9086698.
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    35. Childhood trauma histories in adolescent inpatients. J Trauma Stress. 1997 Apr; 10(2):291-8. Weine SM, Becker DF, Levy KN, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 9136093.
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    36. Gender differences in personality disorders in psychiatrically hospitalized young adults. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1996 Dec; 184(12):754-7. Grilo CM, Becker DF, Walker ML, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 8994459.
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    37. Gender differences in personality disorders in psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents. Am J Psychiatry. 1996 Aug; 153(8):1089-91. Grilo CM, Becker DF, Fehon DC, Walker ML, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 8678180.
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    38. Conduct disorder, substance use disorders, and coexisting conduct and substance use disorders in adolescent inpatients. Am J Psychiatry. 1996 Jul; 153(7):914-20. Grilo CM, Becker DF, Fehon DC, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 8659614.
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    39. Comorbidity of DSM-III-R axis I and II disorders among female inpatients with eating disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Apr; 47(4):426-9. Grilo CM, Levy KN, Becker DF, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 8689379.
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    40. Attentional and intellectual deficits in unmedicated behavior disordered adolescent inpatients. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 1996; 25:127-135. Becker DF, Edell WS, Fujioka TA, Levy KN, McGlashan TH.
    41. Adolescent survivors of "ethnic cleansing": observations on the first year in America. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1995 Sep; 34(9):1153-9. Weine S, Becker DF, McGlashan TH, Vojvoda D, Hartman S, Robbins JP. PMID: 7559309.
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    42. Psychiatric comorbidity in adolescent inpatients with substance use disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1995 Aug; 34(8):1085-91. Grilo CM, Becker DF, Walker ML, Levy KN, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 7665447.
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    43. Eating disorders with and without substance use disorders: a comparative study of inpatients. Compr Psychiatry. 1995 Jul-Aug; 36(4):312-7. Grilo CM, Becker DF, Levy KN, Walker ML, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 7554876.
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    44. Diagnostic stability in adolescents followed up 2 years after hospitalization. Am J Psychiatry. 1995 Jun; 152(6):889-94. Mattanah JJ, Becker DF, Levy KN, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 7755119.
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    45. Psychiatric consequences of "ethnic cleansing": clinical assessments and trauma testimonies of newly resettled Bosnian refugees. Am J Psychiatry. 1995 Apr; 152(4):536-42. Weine SM, Becker DF, McGlashan TH, Laub D, Lazrove S, Vojvoda D, Hyman L. PMID: 7694901.
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    46. Eating disorders in female inpatients with versus without substance use disorders. Addict Behav. 1995 Mar-Apr; 20(2):255-60. Grilo CM, Levy KN, Becker DF, Edell WS, McGlashan TH. PMID: 7484320.
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    47. Changes in family emotional climate and course of psychiatric illness in hospitalized young adults and adolescents. New Trends in Experimental and Clinical Psychiatry. 1993; 9(3):63-77. Doane JA, Becker DF.
    48. Effects of emotion on perceptual asymmetry in adolescent inpatients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1993 Mar; 32(2):318-21; discussion 322-3. Becker DF, Doane JA, Wexler BE. PMID: 8444760.
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