Ludmila V Barbosa De Faria

Ludmila V Barbosa De Faria, M.D.

Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 594-1859
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About Ludmila V Barbosa De Faria

Dr. Ludmila De Faria has been a psychiatrist in Florida for over 15 years, seeing patients, teaching psychopharmacology and participating in research. Dr. De Faria has a special interest in and works closely with minority populations. She is especially interested in increasing access and decreasing mental health disparities among minorities and providing a culturally sensitive environment for patients. She is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. De Faria was born in Brazil where she earned her Medical Degree from the Universidade de Brasilia and moved to United States in 1991 to complete medical training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami.

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Major depression
  • Major depression with psychotic features
  • Substance use disorder

Research Profile

College mental health and diversity/inclusion issues in psychiatry.


Associations between social determinants of health, perceived discrimination, and body mass index on symptoms of depression among young African American mothers
Archives of psychiatric nursing (Print). 35(1):94-101 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apnu.2020.09.014. [PMID] 33593522.
The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on the Mental and Physical Health of Mothers and Children: A Review of the Literature and Policy Implications.
Harvard review of psychiatry. 28(2):113-126 [DOI] 10.1097/HRP.0000000000000246. [PMID] 32134836.
When you have a child with severe mental illness
Adjunctive risperidone treatment and sleep symptoms in combat veterans with chronic PTSD.
Depression and anxiety. 23(8):489-91 [PMID] 16845653.
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Adjunctive Risperidone treatment in combat veterans with chronic PTSD
Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 24(5):556-559 [DOI] 10.1097/ [PMID] 15349018.
Levels of mycophenolic acid and its glucuronide derivative in the plasma of liver, small bowel and kidney transplant patients receiving tacrolimus and cellcept combination therapy.
Transplant immunology. 8(2):143-6 [PMID] 11005321.
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Augmentation of mycophenolate mofetil pharmacokinetics in renal transplant patients receiving Prograf and CellCept in combination therapy.
Transplantation proceedings. 29(1-2):334-6 [PMID] 9123027.
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Prevalence of hepatitis G virus in liver transplant patients as assessed by the polymerase chain reaction
Organ & Tissue Transplantation.
Unexpected augmentation of mycophenolic acid pharmacokinetics in renal transplant patients receiving tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil in combination therapy, and analogous in vitro findings.
Transplant immunology. 5(3):225-32 [PMID] 9402690.
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Residency, Psychiatry
1999-2003 · University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Clinical Clerkship
1991-1992 · The William J. Harrington Medical Training Program for Latin America and the Caribbean at University of Miami
Medical Degree
1986-1992 · University of Brasilia

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2

Contact Details

(352) 594-1859