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Children's Health Council

Evan Trager, MD

Psychiatry Fellow

I’m originally from New Jersey and completed my undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania before I made one of the best decisions of my life and moved out to the Best/West coast. I completed my medical training at the University of California, San Francisco and my general psychiatry residency at the University of California, Riverside. I am thrilled to be back in the bay, and in my free time I enjoy going for runs, hiking and hanging out with my wife, friends and two cats.

I have a number of research interests including substance use, early life trauma and public psychiatry. Currently I am working on projects looking at the interplay between early life stressors, foster care, substance use and mental illness, as well as exploring ways that phytocannabinoids may contribute to or be protective against the development of psychiatric illness(es). I’ve been furthered in my training through past and present opportunities including APA’s Research Colloquium, APA’s Public Psychiatry Fellowship, and AACAP-NIDA’s Resident Training Award in Substance Use Disorders.