Brian Anderson MD, MSc

Brian Anderson MD, MSc is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF / Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where he works as a psychiatrist in Psychiatric Emergency Services. He has conducted observational and clinical research on the effects of the use of psychedelics and other drugs for over a decade. In 2018, he conducted an open-label pilot study of psilocybin-assisted group therapy for demoralization in older long-term AIDS survivor men. His research interests are focused on the development of novel treatments for psychological distress in patients with serious medical illness. He will be a clinical investigator at the BCSP and will support development of the training program with an eye to ensuring that psychedelics can be given safely and ethically in clinical settings. He is excited about the opportunity for interdisciplinary research that considers theological and religious scholarship in interpreting psychedelic experiences.