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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jason Roof, M.D.

Dr. Roof

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2248 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Office phone:  (916) 734-0870


Dr. Roof is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis and is the site director for medical student and resident psychiatric education at the Sacramento County Jail. Dr. Roof completed medical school and his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed additional training in forensic psychiatry at UC Davis and is a board certified forensic psychiatrist. Dr. Roof has been qualified as an expert witness in federal, state and military courts and has testified to issues involving a variety of mental illnesses, malingering, medical malpractice, substance use and memory. He is a member of the Sacramento County Superior Court expert witness panel and has completed numerous appointments for them involving competency to stand trial, sanity evaluations, violence risk and evaluations of sexual offenders in Sacramento and surrounding counties. He has been published on the topics of geriatric offenders, testamentary capacity, guardianship assessments and brain imagining techniques as they relate to the legal system. In addition to presenting nationally on numerous psychiatric topics he organized two webinar series for the California District Attorney's Association.


B.S., Biology, University of North Texas, Denton, 1998
M.D., University of Texas, Houston, 2003