Vivek Datta, MD, MPH

Title(s)HS Asst Clin Professor, Cio
Address401 Parnassus Ave., #LP-A324
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of LondonB.Sc.Psychology
    Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of MedicineM.B. B.S. Medicine
    Harvard UniversityM.P.H.Public Health
    Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS TrustInternship Medicine and Surgery
    University of WashingtonInternship Medicine
    University of WashingtonResidencyPsychiatry
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowshipPsychiatry and the Law
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    American College of Psychiatrists2017Laughlin Fellowship
    American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law2015Rappeport Fellowship
    American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training2015International Medical Graduate Fellowship
    American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training2015BRAIN Conference Scholarship
    American Psychiatric Association2014  - 2016Diversity Leadership Fellow
    American College of Psychiatrists2013  - 2015PRITE Fellowship
    Harvard University 2011  - 2012Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

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    Dr. Datta is the Consulting Neuropsychiatrist for the UCSF Epilepsy Center and Associate Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at UCSF Health. He also serves as the Consulting Psychiatrist to the OPTIMAL Post-COVID clinic. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of functional neurological disorders, early onset dementias, psychiatric manifestations of neurological disease, somatoform disorders, factitious disorders, traumatic brain injury, and trauma-related disorders. He maintains an outpatient neuropsychiatry practice and provides forensic evaluations and consultation to the courts and attorneys on psycholegal issues.

    He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, Co-Chair of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law's Forensic Neuropsychiatry Committee, serves on the USMLE Neurology/Neuroscience Test Development Committee and is Co-Chair of the Scientific Program for the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 2020 Conference.
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    1. Neurobiological evidence and criminal competencies. Behav Sci Law. 2024 Mar 19. Zhang T, Nesbit A, Datta V. PMID: 38504495.
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    2. Expert Testimony in Sex Trafficking Cases. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2022 06; 50(2):212-220. Zhang T, Datta V. PMID: 35273117.
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    3. Introduction: Exploring the Foundations of Psychiatry. Psychiatric Times. 2019; 36(7):10-11. Datta V . View Publication.
    4. Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry. J Am Academy Psychiatry Law. 2018; 46(3):401-403. Datta V . View Publication.
    5. Clarification to Prison Litigation Reform Act "Three Strikes" Rule. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2017 06; 45(2):271-273. Datta V, Michaels TM, Chamberlain JR. PMID: 28619878.
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    6. Queerly Invisible: LGBTQ People of Color and Mental Health. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. 2017; 21(3):191-193. Datta V, Bialer P, & McIntosh C . View Publication.
    7. Evidence, not ideology, should guide the use of psychotherapy. Br J Psychiatry. 2016 08; 209(2):171. Michaels TM, Datta V. PMID: 27482042.
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    8. The Problem with Education in Global Mental Health. Acad Psychiatry. 2016 Aug; 40(4):727-8. Datta V. PMID: 26438236.
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    9. Psychiatry is more than neuropsychiatry. BJPsych Bull. 2015 Oct; 39(5):263. Datta V. PMID: 26755979; PMCID: PMC4706188.
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    10. Weight afforded to the opinion of treating psychiatrists in disability evaluations. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2015; 3(43):377-379. Datta V, Pullen S, Piel J. View Publication.
    11. Neurohawks fight back. Br J Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 195(3):268-9; author reply 269-70. Datta V. PMID: 19721121.
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    12. Recent advances in bipolar disorder pharmacotherapy: focus on bipolar depression and rapid cycling. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2009 Jul; 2(4):423-34. Datta V, Cleare AJ. PMID: 22112185.
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    13. Madness and the movies: an undergraduate module for medical students. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2009 Jun; 21(3):261-6. Datta V. PMID: 19459103.
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