Takesha J. Cooper, MD, MS

SESSION:  SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2021 from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm: Trauma and Stress related Disorders / Depressive disorders in children and Adolescents.

Takesha J. Cooper, M.D., M.S. is an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the UC Riverside School of Medicine and a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Riverside County Department of Mental Health’s Lake Elsinore Family Mental Health Services. She is also the program director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program.
A native of Inland Southern California, Cooper was in private practice in Menlo Park, California. During that time she also worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
Cooper earned her B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UC Santa Barbara, then came to UC Riverside to earn a master’s degree in the fields. She then attended the Keck School of Medicine at USC to earn her M.D. She conducted her residency at the San Mateo Psychiatry Residency Training Program and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.
She is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry, and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, the Southern California Psychiatric Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.

Her interests include equity, diversity and inclusion within medicine and pediatric mental health. She participated in a National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored sturdy of systematic treatment enhancement for bipolar disorder, a large-scale longitudinal project designed to improve the effectiveness of treatment for bipolar disorder.