Emine Rabia Ayvaci is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). She currently works as a child & adolescent psychiatrist at the Children's hospital Psychiatry Clinic. She also works as a research faculty at the Center for Depression Research at the UTSW. She obtained her medical degree from the Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. She completed a psychiatry research track residency and child psychiatry fellowship at the UTSW Medical School. During her training, she worked on projects that explored health care access for underserved populations. She continues her clinical and research efforts with a focus on pediatric populations suffering from depressive disorders.


Medical School
Hacettepe Universitesi TIP Fakultesi-Turkey (2010)
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2018), Psychiatry
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2021), Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Research Interest

  • Pediatric Depression
  • Suicide