Elizabeth Dohrmann, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Community-Academic-Public Partnerships


Integrated & Collaborative Care Models

Justice-Involved Populations

Developmental Disabilities

Location: Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health


Elizabeth Dohrmann is an alumna of the UCLA Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program Class of 2019 - 2020, where she served as Chief Fellow. She was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee before receiving her undergraduate degree with distinction in Psychology from Yale College. While an undergraduate, Dr. Dohrmann began her study of autism spectrum disorders, which led to clinical research training in cognitive testing and autism diagnostic assessments at UC - San Diego and Vanderbilt University. Driven to serve the developmental disability and other underserved communities as a physician, Dr. Dohrmann completed medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where she received the psychiatry departmental award, the annual award for sensitivity and respect for patients, and induction into the Gold Humanism Society. She continued her training in General Psychiatry at New York University where she worked in various state, county, and academic sites, including Bellevue Hospital. At NYU Dr. Dohrmann received specific training in forensic and public psychiatry, collaborative care, and family therapies. She was also the recipient of the Psychiatry Resident Teaching Award given annually by medical students and faculty. Since coming to UCLA, Dr. Dohrmann has volunteered as an asylum network member for Physicians for Human Rights and an Advocacy Liaison for the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Dohrmann is now working as a child psychiatrist within the Juvenile Justice Mental Health Program (JJMHP) through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. She also works part-time as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist for individuals with developmental disabilities at the Westside Regional Center (WRC). Her clinical, policy, and research interests include optimization of community-public-academic partnerships for screening and care of underserved populations in schools, primary care practices, and prisons; development and implementation of alternatives to incarceration; implementation of the collaborative care model for pediatric populations; family-based psychotherapies; supports for transitional aged youth with developmental disabilities; medical student/trainee teaching; and human rights advocacy.


  • Dohrmann, E; Schneider, B. “Neurodevelopmental, Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders.” Atlas of Psychiatry. Ed. Waguih William IsHak. New York: Springer, in press.

  • Dohrmann, E. “Organizational Responses to Patient Racism: A Discussion & Proposal.” UCLA Child Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds, March 11, 2020.

  • Dohrmann E, Silverman Y. “The Difficult Patient.” On Call Psychiatry: 4th Edition. Ed. Carol Bernstein. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2019. pp. 106 -111.

  • MacLennan M, Dohrmann E. “An Introduction to Global Health in Education and Practice.”

  • Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Ed. J Evert, P Drain, T Hall. San Francisco: Global Health Education Collaborations Press, 2014. pp. 1 - 12.

  • Swanson AR, Warren ZE, Stone WL, Vehorn A, Dohrmann E, Humberd Q. “The Diagnosis of Autism in Community Pediatric Settings: Does Advanced Training Facilitate Practice Change?” Autism, 18 (5), 2013, pp. 555 - 561.


  • Career development in child & adolescent community psychiatry generally and with individuals involved in the carceral system specifically

  • Development of electives in the areas of child & adolescent community psychiatry

  • Providing asylum evaluations for youth and adults

  • Development of advocacy agendas and connection to advocacy networks

  • Strategies to demand anti-racist action from medical, residency, fellowship and community infrastructures