About Anuja Mehta, M.D.


Dr. Anuja Mehta is a board certified Psychiatrist. She received her M.D. degree and completed her residency program in General Psychiatry at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Mehta then went on to Harvard Medical School to complete her Clinical Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts.

The UCF College of Medicine welcomed Dr. Mehta as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Clinical Sciences department in August of 2016. Dr. Mehta is the Director of the Psychiatry Clerkship and is teaching in the Brain and Behavior Module. Before joining UCF, Dr. Mehta developed a pre-clerkship psychiatric clinical experience for 1st and 2nd year medical students at the University of Florida and hosted multiple lectures and workshops for Psychiatry Fellows and 3rd year medical students at Harvard Medical School. She has also served as the Outpatient Chief Resident in General Psychiatry at the University of Florida.

Dr. Mehta is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry where she serves on the Transitional Age Youth-College Student Mental Health Committee. She has volunteered her time and expertise at multiple clinics that aid the homeless and underserved populations.


Recent Publications and Presentations

Peer reviewed articles

  1. Bussing R, Mehta A. Stigmatization and self-perception of youth with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Patient Intelligence. 2013(5):15-27.
  2. Shapiro M, Mehta A, Avila J, Nguyen M. Recurrence of conversion disorder symptoms in a successfully treated 16-year-old female. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. November 2015, 50(4), In press.

Invited Presentations

  1. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Pediatric Chronic Pain/ Invited Lecture Boston Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Consultation Service, Boston, MA, 2015
  2. ADHD and Mindfulness/ Invited Lecture, 2015

Poster Presentations

  1. Gower M, Redinger D, Mehta AS, Wells J. Preventing Inpatient Suicide and Self-Harm: Development of an Evidence-based Protocol for Hospital Med-Surg Units. University of Florida, Department of Psychiatry 2nd Annual Quality Improvement Day, Gainesville, FL, 2012.
  2. Mehta AS, Witter D, Hobbs JA. T3 augmentation in “treatment-resistant” postpartum depression. Florida Psychiatric Society Spring Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 12-14, 2013.
  3. Mehta AS, Rahmani M, Averbuch RN, Hobbs JA. Effects of early clinical exposure to Community Psychiatry for first- and second-year medical students. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, May 3-7, 2014.
  4. Mehta AS, Babalola R, Kitts R. Needs Assessment Regarding Training on Disaster Response and Preparedness in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Programs and Potential Resources that can be used. American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, March 2-4,2016.