• Dr. Blessing Falola is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She serves as the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Co-Director of First Episode Psychosis Clinic, and is board certified in general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Dr. Falola provides compassionate and evidence-based care to patients. Her clinical interests include child and adolescent mental health, and transitional age youth mental health including First Episode Psychosis and College Student Mental Health. She was the inaugural psychiatrist at the UAB Student Health Services.

    Dr. Falola is an avid clinician educator who is actively engaged in medical trainee education. She has developed simulation-based learning curricula for psychiatry trainees, and for other interprofessional trainees. Given her teaching efforts, she has received the UAB Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 4.59 INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIA USE ASSESSMENTS DURING PSYCHIATRIC VISITS IN THE TRANSITIONAL-AGE YOUTH (TAY) POPULATIONJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  58:S239-S239. 2019
    2016 Abnormalities in large scale functional networks in unmedicated patients with schizophrenia and effects of risperidoneNeuroImage: Clinical.  10:146-158. 2016

    Education And Training

  • UAB, Residency
  • UAB, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), University of Ibadan 2006
  • Full Name

  • Blessing Falola