UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Raj, Jeslina J. Psy

School of Medicine
Psychiatry
(210) 562-5413
raj@uthscsa.edu

Dr. Jeslina J Raj, PsyD is a licensed psychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Raj received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University and completed her clinical psychology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She then completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Texas A&M University School of Medicine.

As the chief psychologist and consultation liaison specialist for the Department of Psychiatry and the University Health Transplant clinic, she provides extensive evaluations to determine patient?s candidacy for organ transplant as well as providing psychotherapy to these patients for all psychiatric disorders. She is often consulted by surgeons and physicians to determine patient`s readiness to receive an organ transplant. She also performs extensive evaluations on donors to determine their readiness for donation. Dr. Raj, who is the chief behavioral health consultant at UT Medicine West Over Hills, provides evidence-based behavioral and psychological interventions to patients in a primary care medical setting as part of an integrated approach to health care. She collaborates with primary care providers to ensure the best coordination of care for patients. As the chief psychologist at the Mays Cancer Center, she provides services to patients and families for maintaining emotional well-being and coping with the stressors associated with cancer diagnoses and treatment. She works closely with the oncologists and the palliative treatment team to ensure that patients are receiving the best psychological care.

Dr. Raj supervises psychology residents and conducts seminars on health psychology related topics for the accredited psychology internship program at UTHSCSA. She was the lead trainer for the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) for the department.

Dr. Raj was the primary therapist in a research studies involving drug and alcohol use disorders in adults in a recently completed Department of Defense-funded clinical trial on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

4/2013 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX