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Community Residency Track

Eric Rafla-Yuan


Eric Rafla-Yuan, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 4
Eric Rafla-Yuan, MD is a community track psychiatry resident at UC San Diego. Prior to medical school he received his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry with Latin honors from Chapman University in Orange, CA. He then graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he also completed a Certificate in Biomedical Ethics at the Vanderbilt Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society. Using elective time as a fourth year in medical school, he spent time in the Middle East working with the University of Jordan and UNHCR looking at psychological rehabilitation for refugees. His research focus is in examining the way that culture influences health policy and decision-making as well as the relationships between ethics, policy, and the law. He has been an active member in both organized and academic psychiatry—currently serving as the resident-fellow representative of the San Diego Psychiatric Society branch of the APA as well as the resident chair of the bioethics group of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Recent notable achievements include a funded APA fellowship, a first-place award for best poster at a national conference, multiple publications, and oral presentations at various national and specialty conferences.

Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 4
Stephanie Martinez, MD is a resident physician at UC San Diego. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and then continued her medical education at University of Nevada School of Medicine. While in medical school she was the Vice President of her medical school class where she became a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. This is when she became involved with teaching and mentoring activities, including working with more junior medical students. Dr. Martinez would also engage with high school students in order to spark their interest in science and guide them to a path in medicine. Stephanie has a wide array of special interests which she plans to explore further, including community psychiatry and college mental health. She is passionate about working with the medically underserved Hispanic community. Recently, Stephanie co-published a how to article for the Psychiatric Times that guides practitioners on ways to increase medication adherence in the Latino community and overcoming any obstacles that they may experience.

Tiffany Castillo

Tiffany Castillo, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 3
Tiffany Castillo, MD graduated from UC San Diego School of Medicine in 2017, and is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During medical school, Dr. Castillo mentored disadvantaged high school students, helping them explore health care careers and empowering them to pursue higher education. She also managed the Women's Clinic with the UCSD Student Run Free Clinic, and was very involved with the Latino Medical Student Association at UCSD. She is looking forward to further exploring her interest in working with the Latino communities of San Diego, public mental health and exploring more opportunities available in psychiatry as a second year resident. Her hobbies include swimming, running, biking, and traveling.

Ashley Stone, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 3
Ashley graduated as a member of the inaugural class of UC Riverside School of Medicine in 2017 and is now in her second year of Psychiatry Residency at UC San Diego. During medical school, Ashley served as co-founder and leader of the Psychiatry Interest Group and also served as class representative for three years. She was very involved in the Riverside Free Clinic, helping to grow the mental health services available, and served as a tutor in the Medical Student Study Program. Prior to medical school, she was involved in early data collection on the boarding of psychiatric patients in emergency departments. For this work, she received an Assembly Resolution from the State Legislature in 2017. Her hobbies include swimming, globe-trotting, pie-baking, and trying to master the end-of-week NY Times Crossword Puzzles.

Eric Debbold

Eric Debbold, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 2
Eric Debbold, MD graduated with his Masters of Public Health degree from Tulane University. Eric is a Gold Humanism Honor Society member and has acquired many awards during his time at Tulane. He likes soccer, scuba diving, downhill skiing, water skiing, piano, singing, running podcasts, traveling, and attending music and culinary festivals in his spare time. Eric was president of his class and co-founder of the Learning Communities program. His interests in psychiatry include systems-thinking, interdisciplinary care, and teaching. He hopes to use his experience to build a strong base for psycho-dynamic and biologic models.

Mary Young

Mary Young, MD
Adult Community Psychiatry PGY 2
Mary Young, MD graduated from University of Washington in Seattle. She spent a lot of her time volunteering in underserved communities. During medical school she was selected for the WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience, which focuses on providing primary care to underserved and minority communities. In her spare time, Mary enjoys outdoor activities such as back country skiing, mountain biking, and hiking. In addition to her love of the outdoors, she is also a violinist which she enjoys as her creative and emotional outlet.