Derek Satre, PhD


  • Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
  • Adjunct Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research


  • PhD in psychology, University of Southern California
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, UCSF

Research focus

Dr. Satre’s research is focused on mental health and addiction treatment services. He is the PI of NIH-funded studies to improve screening and treatment for drug and alcohol use among patients with depression, HIV, and other medical conditions. He also has a strong research interest in improving mental health and addiction treatment services for older adults; as well as the impact of health care reform on patient care.

Clinical focus

Comorbid alcohol and drug use and depression; HIV-positive patients; older adults

Teaching focus

Screening and brief interventions; comorbid substance use; cognitive behavioral therapy; motivational interviewing