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Joseph Sakai, MD

Associate Professor

Contact Info:
Email:  Dr. Sakai

Clinical/Research Interests:
Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry at UC School of Medicine, Division of Substance Dependence.​ 


BA - Pomona College, Claremont, CA, 1993 
MD - Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1997

Diplomat in Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2002
Added Qualifications – Addiction Psychiatry, 2004
Dr. Sakai has been PI or Co-PI for several grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; K08, R01 and R25).  He has served as Co-I on various grants including a NIDA P60 Center and the NIH Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study.  Dr. Sakai's lab has also received support from the Kane Family Foundation and the Hewit Family Foundation.