Timothy McCajor Hall, MD, PhD

Dr. Hall is a psychiatrist and anthropologist with research and clinical interests in substance use disorders, mood disorders, personality, sexuality, and HIV, among other areas. He is board certified in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine. He joined the Center for Behavioral & Addiction Medicine (CBAM) in 2011 as a postdoctoral fellow and later became assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He earned his AB magna cum laude Harvard College and then his MD and a PhD in psychological anthropology from UCSD. Before residency at UCLA-NPI in adult psychiatry, he also did postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago in the Department of Human Development and the Center on Aging/NORC. His research interests include social and psychological processes of sexual identity development, particularly as they relate to addiction and HIV prevention, mostly though not only among men who have sex with men (MSM). Geographically, he conducts research in Los Angeles, California, and Prague, Czech Republic. His current research efforts explore how the aspects of sexual identity mediate risk behavior or accessibility to HIV prevention interventions. He also teaches a course in gender & sexuality at the New Center for Psychoanalysis.