Larissa Mooney, M.D.


Medical Director

Dr. Larissa Mooney is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic and Acting Chief of the Substance Use Disorders Section at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, where she teaches and supervises psychiatrists in training in the clinical management of addiction and mental health disorders.  Dr. Mooney is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP).  She has conducted research at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs on pharmacological and behavioral treatment interventions for addictive disorders, including opioid, stimulant, and cannabis use disorders, and has received research funding from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse. Her current work focuses on treatment outcomes in individuals with opioid addiction and cannabis use disorder.  

Dr. Mooney earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine.  She completed residency training in psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine and a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Mooney is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Mooney has authored multiple book chapters and journal articles and has collaborated on community training initiatives to enhance understanding of substance use disorders and concomitant psychiatric illness.  Her interests include development of integrated treatment approaches for addiction and advancement of substance use disorder training for health care professionals.

Dr. Mooney is very excited to be part of the CAST Clinical Team.

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