UCLA Ecological Medicine & Psychedelic Studies Initiative


Stephen R. Marder, MD

Professor-in-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Stephen R. Marder is an Attending Psychiatrist at UCLA’s Psychosis Clinic. He received his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After an internship at Denver General Hospital he completed a residency at the University of Southern California. From 1975 to 1977 he was a Clinical Associate in the Biological Psychiatry Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health. In 1977 he joined the staff at the Brentwood VA Medical Center and the faculty at UCLA. Stephen’s research has focused on the drug treatment of schizophrenia and the pharmacology of antipsychotic drugs. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 journal articles and chapters based on research. He is currently the Director of the VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education Clinical Center (MIRECC) for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Director of the Section on Psychosis at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Stephen has received the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the Stanley Dean Research Award of the American College of Psychiatry, the Alexander Gralnick Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Southern California Psychiatric Society, and the Kempf Award from the American Psychiatric Association. He is listed in The Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors.