Dr. Koga's research interests include: mental health consequences of international population movements; transnational, translational action research in mental health disparities in refugees and immigrants; disaster mental health and PTSD in war refugees, victims of terrorism, US veterans and immigrant foreign veterans.
Public Health Sciences
M.D., University of Timisoara, School of Medicine, Timisoara, 1984
M.P.H., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1999
Oradea Teaching Hospital of Psychiatry, Oradea, Romania, 1984-88
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AA ETS)
American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Public Health Association
International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP)
Oxford University Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health
Physicians for Social Responsibility/Sacramento Chapter
World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH)
World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
Honors and Awards
Volunteer Clinical Faculty Appreciation Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2011
Outstanding Community Health Promotion Award, Romanian Community Center, Sacramento, CA, 2007
Excellence in Refugee Health Education Award, Afghan Community Center, Elk Grove, CA, 2006
Outstanding Institutional Advancement Award, Cambridge Overseas Medical Training Programme, UK, 2000
Select Recent Publications
Koga, PM, Hamidi, A. (2013). Neuropsychological Correlates of Misconduct in Law Enforcement Officers with Subclinical Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In B.D. Fitch (ed.), Law Enforcement Ethics. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Molchanova S. E, Panteleeva, L, Nelubova, T., E., Polkov, M, Koga, PM., (2011). Epidemiological peculiarities of PTSD in Osh and Jalalabad, Kyrgyzstan, during the post conflict period October 2010-February 2011, Slavic University Journal, Bishkek, 2011 (4), p. 127-141.
Mihalache, G., Koga, P.M., (2010) Current Trends in Transpersonal Psychology, Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology, (3), 2 1-25, Bucharest, Romania.
Aitpaeva, G.A., Koga, PM., Molchanova, S.E., Ten, V. I., (2009). Integrating Health Systems in Kyrgyzstan: Possibilities for Interactions between Traditional Healing and Mainstream Psychiatry. Academic Journal of Historical Psychology and Sociology, Moscow, 2009, (3) 34-42
Molchanova, E. Koga, P.M. Historical and Social Impacts of Human Psychopathology. Academic Journal of Historical Psychology and Sociology, Moscow, 2008 (1), p.170-181 Koga, P., Molchanova E.(2008). Fractal Geometry in Psychiatry: The Vulnerable Border between Science and Pseudoscience. Slavic University Journal, Bishkek, 2008 (1), p. 104-112.