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Jason Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA

The founder and director of the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program, Dr. Schiffman completed his residency in psychiatry at UCLA after earning MD and MBA degrees from USC. He also received a Master’s Degree in linguistics from UCLA.

His research interests include investigation of novel psychotropic compounds, clinical psychopharmacology, and microbiology, and he has authored numerous scientific papers in these fields.

Dr. Schiffman developed the curriculum used at the Dual Diagnosis Program which employs a combination of individual and group therapies as well as medication management and psychoeducation.  In addition to directing the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program, Dr. Schiffman is also a columnist for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today.