Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H.

University of California

Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H., is the Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education, the Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry and Director of Cultural Psychiatry and Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at the University of California, Davis. She received her M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine; her M.P.H. in health policy from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; and her B.S. in psychology from the College of William & Mary.

Prior to her current appointments, Dr. Shim was the Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, and Chief of Outpatient Psychiatric Services at Lenox Hill Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Northwell Health. From 2008 to 2014, she held several positions at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, including Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Grady Hospital Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Intake Clinic. At the Morehouse School of Medicine’s National Center for Primary Care, Dr. Shim was the Associate Director of Behavioral Health.—psychiatry