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Mojdeh Motamedi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego

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Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Diego
Child and Adolescent Services Research Center
858-966-7703 x241027


Mojdeh Motamedi, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in child clinical psychology with a graduate minor in Human Develop and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Aurora Mental Health Center. She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC San Diego under the mentorship of Dr. Lauren Brookman-Frazee on the NIMH-funded 4KEEPS study.

Research Focus

Dr. Motamedi is currently completing her postdoctoral fellowship at UC San Diego in the Department of Psychiatry and the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC). Her postdoctoral work has concentrated on services research aimed at the implementation and sustainment of multiple evidenced-based practices (EBPs) for children and adolescent in community-based service settings. Her predoctoral work examined mediators and moderators of implementation supports and sustainment of an EBP being delivered by teachers in South African high schools. Her predoctoral work also focused on social-emotional and prevention programs for elementary school-aged youth, especially those with ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and social adjustment difficulties.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Motamedi has clinical experience conducting developmental and psychodiagnostic evaluations and delivering empirically supported and trauma-informed interventions in Spanish, Farsi and English with children and adolescents presenting with a variety of mental health conditions in outpatient settings.


  • Motamedi, M., Caldwell, L. L., Smith, E. A., Wegner, L., & Jacobs, J. (under review). Improving implementation of a school-based intervention through consultation and outside programs: The importance of teachers’ education and school risk in South Africa.
  • Motamedi, M., Caldwell, L. L., Weybright, E., Jones, D., Wegner, L., & Smith, E. A. (under review). Doing a leisure activity because there is nothing else to do: Related outcomes and intervention effects for adolescents. 
  • Nix, R.L., Bierman, K. L., Motamedi, M., Heinrichs B., & Gill, S. (2018). Parent Engagement in a Head Start Home Visiting Program Predicts Sustained Growth in Children's School Readiness. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 45, 106-114. 
  • Motamedi, M., Caldwell, L. L., Wegner, L., Smith, E. A., & Jones, D. (2016). Girls just want to know where to have fun: Preventing substance use initiation in an under resourced community in South Africa through HealthWise. Prevention Science, 17, 700-709. 
  • Motamedi, M., Bierman, K. L., & Huang-Pollock, C. (2015). Rejection reactivity, executive function skills, and social adjustment problems of inattentive and hyperactive kindergarteners. Social Development. Advance online publication.