San Diego, California

Currently seeking physician and psychologist fellowship applicants! San Diego SiteIf interested contact Dr. Meredith Barnes, Dr. Ariel Lang by email or click Apply Now! for our general online, initial application process.

Location: VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA

Fellowship Site Established: 2012

Academic Affiliation: University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Co-Director Internal Medicine (IM) Track: Karuna Ahuja, MD


Co-Director Clinical Psychology (CP) Track: Ariel J. Lang, PhD, MPH

Associate Director, Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS)

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego (UCSD)


Fellowship Site Focus or Goals: Provide interdisciplinary training to prepare fellows as independent women’s healthcare specialists. Specific goals include: providing clinical training experiences that will teach fellows to provide coordinated comprehensive and evidence-based clinical care for women Veterans; applying a scientist-practitioner training model; and providing mentored teaching and leadership experiences to impart skills and knowledge that will allow the fellows to serve as advocates, educators and mentors in the field of women’s health within the VA system.

Research Foci: Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Interpersonal Trauma (IPT), Trauma-Related Guilt and Shame, Suicidality, Emotion Dysregulation/Distress Intolerance, Treatment Outcome Predictors  and Women’s Health education and the Patient Aligned Care Team (patient centered medical home) and their impact on team functioning and efficiency.

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