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Work & Vision

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College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

The field of psychiatry is changing as new discoveries about the brain are made. There are many pioneers using evidence-based medicine to seek out different treatments beyond traditional methods and prescription medication. While meds are definitely helpful for some and are one helpful tool in the toolbox, according to Dr. Ranjbar, “we are asking them to do what they were not made to do.”    ~ Sparking Wholeness

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About Dr. Ranjbar

  • Associate Professor, (Clinical Scholar Track)

  • University of Arizona, Tucson

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry

  • Training Director, Integrative Psychiatry Program

Dr. Noshene Ranjbar is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner - UMC South. She also serves as the Training Director for the Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Ranjbar’s interests include integrative psychiatry, health disparities with a focus on Native American and immigrant mental health, and mind-body medicine. Dr. Ranjbar is involved in advocacy for refugees seeking asylum to the United States. She also serves as faculty at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine where she is involved in building health promotion programs within Native communities. She graduated from the UArizona COM-T Psychiatry residency program in 2012.

Dr. Ranjbar's Vision

Her vision is to advocate for a holistic, comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, empowering approach to mental health and well-being for Indigenous communities. She hopes to collaborate closely with community stakeholders and organizations to utilize a train-the-trainer, skills-based approach to enhance sustainable methods of supporting mental health.


Professional Focus

Noshene Ranjbar, MD, is originally from Iran and now lives in Tucson, Arizona. She is an associate professor of psychiatry and the director of the Integrative Psychiatry Program at the University of Arizona. Additionally, she serves as faculty with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and The Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Since 2010, she has been involved in the development of trauma-informed programs using a train-the-trainer model of mind-body medicine in American Indian communities. Using strength-based, culturally-sensitive, and community-focused approaches, she leads groups, workshops, and trainings for American Indian youth and adults to address diverse challenges including the youth suicide epidemic and promoting resiliency in the face of historical, inter-generational, developmental, and complex trauma.

Topics of Interest

  • Behavioral and Mental Health,

  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,

  • Education,

  • Health Care Access,

  • Health Care Quality,

  • Public, Population and Community Health,

  • Social Sector/Non-Profit,

  • Violence and Trauma

Populations Served

  • Adolescents (12-20 years),

  • Adults (21-64 years),

  • At-Risk/Vulnerable Populations,

  • Children and Families,

  • Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Users,

  • Foster Youth and Families,

  • Homeless Populations,

  • Incarcerated or Formerly Incarcerated Populations,

  • Low-Income Communities,

  • Native/Tribal/Indigenous People,

  • People with Addictions,

  • Rural Communities, Victims of Crime,

  • Women's Health

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