Junior Specialist, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Davis
Nitasha Sharma is a Junior Specialist in Dr. Niendam’s lab investigating better treatment models for individuals with psychosis spectrum disorder and early intervention to improve outcomes. She received her B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior from UC Davis. She is interested in understanding the behavioral and neural mechanisms behind mental health disorders. Nitasha is a member of the EPI-CAL research team at the UC Davis Imaging and Research Center. Her involvement on the EPI-CAL project includes working with study participants, providing technological assistance, and collecting data from diverse populations. In addition to her role on the research team, Nitasha works as a care coordinator in the EDAPT and SacEDAPT clinics. She is passionate about reducing mental health stigma and advocates for inclusivity and equality in the healthcare system. She enjoys working with diverse patient populations and helping breakdown language and cultural barriers. She hopes to utilize these experiences to provide quality care for her patients when working as a physician in the future.