Patrick Marius Koga, M.D., M.P.H.



Public Health Sciences


  • Assistant Professor


Clinical Interests

Dr. Koga's research interests include: mental health consequences of international population movements; transnational, translational action research in mental health disparities in refugees and immigrants; disaster mental health and PTSD in war refugees, victims of terrorism, US veterans and immigrant foreign veterans.


Public Health Sciences

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research


M.D., University of Timisoara, School of Medicine, Timisoara, 1984

M.P.H., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1999


Oradea Teaching Hospital of Psychiatry, Oradea, Romania, 1984-88

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AA ETS)

American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Public Health Association

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)

Oxford University Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health

Physicians for Social Responsibility/Sacramento Chapter

World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH)

World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

Honors and Awards

Volunteer Clinical Faculty Appreciation Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2011

Outstanding Community Health Promotion Award, Romanian Community Center, Sacramento, CA, 2007

Excellence in Refugee Health Education Award, Afghan Community Center, Elk Grove, CA, 2006

Outstanding Institutional Advancement Award, Cambridge Overseas Medical Training Programme, UK, 2000

Select Recent Publications

Koga, PM, Hamidi, A. (2013). Neuropsychological Correlates of Misconduct in Law Enforcement Officers with Subclinical Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In B.D. Fitch (ed.), Law Enforcement Ethics. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Molchanova S. E, Panteleeva, L, Nelubova, T., E., Polkov, M, Koga, PM., (2011). Epidemiological peculiarities of PTSD in Osh and Jalalabad, Kyrgyzstan, during the post conflict period October 2010-February 2011, Slavic University Journal, Bishkek, 2011 (4), p. 127-141.

Mihalache, G., Koga, P.M., (2010) Current Trends in Transpersonal Psychology, Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology, (3), 2 1-25, Bucharest, Romania.

Aitpaeva, G.A., Koga, PM., Molchanova, S.E., Ten, V. I., (2009). Integrating Health Systems in Kyrgyzstan: Possibilities for Interactions between Traditional Healing and Mainstream Psychiatry. Academic Journal of Historical Psychology and Sociology, Moscow, 2009, (3) 34-42

Molchanova, E. Koga, P.M. Historical and Social Impacts of Human Psychopathology. Academic Journal of Historical Psychology and Sociology, Moscow, 2008 (1), p.170-181 Koga, P., Molchanova E.(2008). Fractal Geometry in Psychiatry: The Vulnerable Border between Science and Pseudoscience. Slavic University Journal, Bishkek, 2008 (1), p. 104-112.