Dr. Tolou-Shams is a UCSF Professor, In Residence in the Department of Psychiatry, Deputy Vice Chair of Research, and Division Director of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital. Prior to joining the UCSF faculty, she held an appointment as Associate Professor (Research) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavior at Brown Medical School. Over the past decade her roles have included serving as the Director of the Rhode Island Family Court, Mental Health Clinic, the Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Service at the Rhode Island Training School and Assistant Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Evaluation Service of Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Tolou-Shams received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2004 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her postdoctoral clinical and research training through the Brown University Psychology Training Consortium. She is trained as a pediatric and forensic psychologist and has many years of clinical experience with assessing and treating high-risk adolescents and their families. Dr. Tolou-Shams is also an active clinical researcher who focuses on developing evidence-based mental health, substance abuse and HIV risk reduction interventions for justice-involved youth and families. She is currently the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded trials aimed toward improving behavioral health outcomes and reducing health disparities for justice-involved youth, including specific emphasis on gender and trauma-responsive interventions for justice-involved girls and identifying ways to leverage technology to improve access to behavioral health care for justice-involved and foster care youth and families.