Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD

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Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD

Professor Muñoz immigrated from Perú to the Mission District in San Francisco in 1961, at age 10. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford and his doctorate at the University of Oregon in Eugene. From 1977 to 2012, he was professor of psychology at the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). He was Chief Psychologist for 26 years and founding director of the SFGH Depression Clinic, which has provided CBT in Spanish and English to primary care patients since 1985. He was director of the UCSF Clinical Psychology Training Program (a research- oriented internship and postdoctoral program) from 1992 to 2012. He joined Palo Alto University in 2012 where he currently serves as distinguished professor of clinical psychology and Director of i4Health (http://i4health.paloaltou.edu/). In 2017 he was inducted Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) “for his distinguished contributions towards the prevention of major depression and the development of internet interventions to improve mental health worldwide.”