Reza Tadayon-Nejad, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Tadayon-Nejad is an Assistant Clinical Professor of psychiatry at UCLA and Visiting Associate faculty in Neuroscience at California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Tadayon-Nejad is a clinician-scientist. His research aims to understand brain mechanisms of valuation, reward processing and decision-making in psychiatric disorders. Taking a clinical systems neuroscience approach at the brain large-scale circuit level, methods and concepts from computational modeling, multimodal imaging (fMRI, DTI, EEG) and brain stimulation techniques (tDCS, TMS) are utilized and integrated to explore and investigate the underlying neurocomputational mechanisms of aberrant value/reward processing and decision-making in psychiatric conditions in which those processes are implicated such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and anorexia nervosa, with the ultimate goal of developing novel and more effective treatments.

Dr. Tadayon-Nejad is a board-certified psychiatrist and involved in the treatment of patients with refractory OCD, depression, and related comorbidities. He is the director of the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program as well as the director of the UCLA OCD deep brain stimulation (DBS) program. He is also a staff psychiatrist at UCLA TMS clinical and research service.

Research Lab Website: http://tadayonnejad-lab.semel.ucla.edu/