Rachel Robitz, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Rachel Robitz, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Program Director, Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency

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Specialties

Psychiatry

Family and Community Medicine

Locations and Contact

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Robitz aims to meet her patients where they are and partner with them to develop care plans that work for them. She works to address the overlap of medical and psychiatric illness.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Robitz is boarded in both family medicine and psychiatry. She provides care in community-based settings. She has special clinical interest and expertise in working with survivors of trauma, particularly human traficking.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Robitz is the program director of the Family Medicine/Psychiatry residency program. She is particularly interested in training future physicians to work with marginalized and stigmatized populations. She has presented nationally and written several book chapters and articles on the mental health sequelae of human trafficking.

Division

General Psychiatry

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH 2007

Medical School

M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH 2012

Internship

Family Medicine/Psychiatry, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA 2012-2013

Residency

Family Medicine/Psychiatry, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA 2013-2017

Fellowship

Community Psychiatry, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego CA 2016-2017

Early Career Psychiatrist Development Award, Assoc of Academic Psychiatry, 2019

Trailblazer Award, Human Trafficking - Research & Data Advisory Roundtable, 2017

Public Psychiatry Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2015, 2016, 2017

Laughlin Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists, 2015, 2016

Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Service Award, 2015

Robitz R, Ulloa EC, Salazar M, Ulibarri MD. Mental Health Service Needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth: Voices of Survivors and Stakeholders. Violence and Victims. 2020 Jun 30;35(3):354-62.

Cunningham C, Dixon LB, Sawhney R, Robitz R, Richards M, Rodríguez Penney AT, Jordan A, Colon-Rivera H, Goldman ML, Zingman MA, Rolin SA. 2019 Editor's Choice Collections. Psychiatric Services. 2020 Jan 1;71(1):105-7.

Robitz R, Gajaria A. Managing Trafficked Persons with Co-Morbid Medical Conditions. In: Coverdale JH, Gordon MR, Nguyen PT, eds. Human Trafficking: A Treatment Guide for Mental Health Professionals. American Psychiatric Pub. 2020.

Reissinger MC, Castro AC, Robitz RA, Gordon MR. The Psychiatric Patient. In: Medical Perspectives on Human Trafficking in Adolescents. Springer, Cham. 2020:151-163

Robitz R, Gajaria A, Stoklosa H, Jones E, Baldwin SB. A Young Transgender Woman with Fatigue, Malnutrition, and a Previous Suicide Attempt. Psychiatric Annals. 2018;48(3):131-133. doi:10.3928/00485713-20180211-02.

Robitz R, Morrison L, Ventura A, Melton MC, Bennet A. Sex workers as medical student educators. Acad Psychiatry. 2015 Jun;39(3):329-31. doi:10.1007/s40596-014-0214-8. Epub 2014 Jul 31. PMID:25080225.

Lee N, Spearry RP, Leahy KM, Robitz R, Trinh DS, Mason CO, Zurbrugg RJ, Batt MK, Paul RJ, Maclennan AJ. Muscle ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor alpha promotes axonal regeneration and functional recovery following peripheral nerve lesion. J Comp Neurol. 2013 Sep 1;521(13):2947-2965. Available online 2013 Mar 16. doi:10.1002/cne.23324.

Lee N, Batt MK, Cronier BA, Jackson MC, Bruno Garza JL, Trinh DS, Mason CO, Spearry RP, Bhattacharya S, Robitz R, Nakafuku M, MacLennan AJ. Ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor regulation of adult forebrain neurogenesis. J Neurosci. 2013 Jan 16;33(3):1241-58. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3386-12.2013.

Robitz R, Gottlieb SL, De Rosa CJ, Guerry SL, Liddon N, Zaidi A, Walker S, Smith JS, Brewer NT, Markowitz LE. Parent Attitudes about School Requirements for Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in High-Risk Communities of Los Angeles, California. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.2011 Jul;20(7):1421-9. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-10-1236. Epub 2011 May 6.

Lee N, Robitz R, Zurbrugg RJ, Karpman AM, Mahler AM, Cronier SA, Vesey R, Spearry RP, Zolotukhin S, Maclennan AJ. Conditional, genetic disruption of ciliary neurotrophic factor receptors reveals a role in adult motor neuron survival. Eur J Neurosci. 2008 Jun;27(1):2830-2837. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2008.06298.x. PMID:18588528.