UCLA Ecological Medicine & Psychedelic Studies Initiative


Brian Anderson, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Brian Anderson is a psychiatrist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is a founding investigator at the UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics and he is affiliated with UCSF Neuroscape. His research group takes a public health approach to conducting clinical trials and observational studies that seek to improve how we address suffering and despair among people living with serious medical illness and people who use drugs. For over 15 years Dr. Anderson has studied the medical and non-medical uses of controlled substances, with a focus on psychedelics used in therapeutic and religious settings.