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Julea McGhee

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Emergency Room, , Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center

Julea Leshar McGhee, M.D., is an attending physician in an urban, safety-net hospital at LAC-USC Psychiatric Emergency Room, teaching residents and medical students while continuing her work with underserved communities. She has held research assistant positions at the UCLA Child Psychiatry Health Services Research Division, where her work focused on detained adolescents with psychiatric disorders, and the UCLA General Internal Medicine Health Services Research Division.  Prior to receiving her masters in public health from Harvard University, she was awarded  the Jeanne Spurlock Clinical Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to study incarcerated adolescents with psychiatric disorders in conjunction with the UCLA Child Psychiatry Health Services Research Division.  Among her awards in medical school, she was recognized with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award for exemplary compassion, competence, and respect in delivery of care, and with the Excellence in Psychiatry Award.  Dr. McGhee received her medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine/Charles R. Drew University if Los Angeles, CA in 2004 and completed her psychiatry residency at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA in June 2008.