Rimal B. Bera

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Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine

M.D., University of California, Irvine

Phone: (714) 456-6898
Fax: (714) 456-6895
Email: rbera@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Bldg 3 - Rt 88
101 The City Drive
Mail Code: 1680
Orange, CA 92668
Research Interests
schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder
Academic Distinctions
Rimal Bera, MD is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Bera earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine, and a medical degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1987. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of California, Irvine in 1991. He has been a Full Time Faculty at the University of California, Irvine since 1991. His primary area of specialty is adult psychiatry with a focus on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and memory disorders.

Dr. Bera is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He serves as Medical Director for Universal Care Behavioral Health for California and as Medical Director at the John Henry Foundation in Santa Ana, a high level center for the treatment of Schizophrenia. At the John Henry Foundation, 4th year psychiatry residents from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine receive state of the art clinical training. He formally was chairman of the Public Affairs Committee of the Orange County Psychiatric Society from 1991 to 2016. He was been on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Orange County from 1991 to 2012 and served as a past President of the Board. He is the current President of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Alumni. In 2014 Dr. Bera was the recipient of the Orange County Medical Association Physician of the Year Award.

Dr. Bera has been a principal investigator and co-investigator in over 180 clinical trials over the last 25 years. Dr. Bera has lectured extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe about the major mental illnesses and their latest treatments. Most recently his interest has been to develop models of care that combine high level care for both physical and mental disorders with an emphasis on health outcomes economic research. Today he works regularly with physicians of all specialties helping them incorporate mental health evaluations and treatments into their practices.
Publications
1. Bera, R.B., Offord, S., Zubek, D., Lau, G., Lin, J., Baker, R., Karson, C.: Impact on healthcare resource usage and costs among Medicaid-insured schizophrenia patients after initiaition of treatment with long-acting injectable antipsychotics. Journal of Medical Economics, 2013:16; pp 522-528.
2. Bera, R.B., Potkin, S., Zubek, D., Lau, G.: Perspectives on Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia: Consideration of Patient Cultural/Racial Differences in Planning Individual Treatment. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry: June 2013.
3. Lochhead, J., Nelson, M. Bera, RB. Modafinil associated with new onset obsessive-compulsive disorder. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. February 2018.
4. Anders Waalen, Kevin Bera & Rimal Bera (2019): Suicide hotspots, interventions, and future areas of work at a California University, Death Studies,DOI:10.1080/07481187.2019.1595221
5. Shawyon A. Sedaghati; Rimal B. Bera; Jeff Baker. Grief Support: StatPearls [Internet]January 14, 2020.
Professional Societies
Board of Directors, Immediate Past President - Mental Health
Orange County Psychiatric Society Council Member
Board of Directors, UCI School of Medicine Alumni Associatio
Other Experience
Medical Director
Universal Care Behavioral Health-California 1999

Medical Director
John Henry Foundation Mental Health Center 2009

Last updated
03/31/2020