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Mojtabai, Ramin, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor

Main Office Address

Department of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Hampton House
624 North Broadway, Room 797
Baltimore MD 21205

Phone: 410-614-9495
Fax: 410-614-7469





Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


PhD in Clinical Psychology

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK


Clinical Psychology Internship

George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC


Post-doctoral Psychiatric Research Fellowship

College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY

2000-2002   MPHSchool of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
2004-2008Psychiatric ResidencyBeth Israel Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

Professional Interests

Mental health services; access and utilization patterns of mental health services in community settings; pharmaco-epidemiology of psychiatric medications

Selected Publications

Mojtabai, R., Olfson, M. (2010). Psychotropic medication polypharmacy in office-based psychiatry in the United States. Archives of General Psychiatry;67:26-36.

Mojtabai, R., Fochtmann, L., Chang, S.W., Kotov, R., Craig, T.J., Bromet, E. (2009) Unmet need for mental health care in schizophrenia: An overview of literature and new data from a first-admission study. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 35:679-695.

Mojtabai, R. (2009) American’s attitudes toward psychiatric medications: 1998-2006. Psychiatric Services. 60:1015-1023

Mojtabai, R., Olfson, M. (2008) National trends in psychotherapy by office-based psychiatrists. Archives of General Psychiatry, 65:962-970

Mojtabai, R., Herman, D., Susser, E.S., Sohler, N., Craig, T.J., Lavelle, J., Bromet, E.J. (2005) Service use and outcomes of first-admission patients with psychotic disorders in the Suffolk County Mental Health Project. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162:1291-1298


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