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Felipe Jain, MD

2013 - 2014 Friends Scholar

Dr. Felipe A. Jain graduated with honors from Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He completed psychiatry residency and an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Jain is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute, and Attending Psychiatrist in the Integrated Community Care Program for Homeless Veterans at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He developed and manualized a new mindfulness treatment aimed at reducing depression, stimulating perspective taking and enhancing a sense of interconnectness: Central Meditation and Imagery Therapy (CMIT). He has engaged in studies of CMIT for depressed familial caregivers of dementia patients with Dr. Helen Lavretsky, M.D., and for patients with major depressive disorder under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Leuchter, M.D. In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Jain has studied the physiology of meditation and depression, including alterations in the rhythm of the heart, and structure and function of the brain. When not working, he enjoys spending time in nature, cooking, and dabbling in creative writing and music composition. Dr. Jain and his wife, Dr. Liliana Ramirez, M.D., a neurologist at USC, live in Los Angeles with their two children.

Felipe Jain, MD
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