UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Raj, Jeslina J.

School of Medicine
(210) 562-5413

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.

Dr. Raj provides evidence-based behavioral and psychological interventions to patients in primary care medical settings as part of an integrated approach to health care. She provides services to patients and families for maintaining emotional well-being and coping with the stressors associated with cancer diagnoses and treatment, transplant patients who have difficulty maintaining their sobriety, patients wanting to maintain their weight loss after bariatric surgery, patients who have problems with drugs and alcohol, and patients diagnosed with Tourette?s Syndrome and other repetitive behavioral disorders.

She performs psychological evaluations on patients waiting to receive organ transplants and evaluates patients waiting to undergo bariatric surgery. She is the lead trainer for the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) for the department. Dr. Raj supervises psychology residents and conducts seminars on drug and alcohol assessments and interventions as part of the accredited psychology internship program at UTHSCSA. Dr. Raj is the primary therapist in research studies involving drug and alcohol use disorders in adults and in an ongoing 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