Jasmine Tehrani

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology
Email jtehrani@usc.edu Office SGM 501 Office Phone (213) 740-2203


Dr. Jasmine Tehrani earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from USC, under the direction and mentorship of the late Dr. Sarnoff Mednick. She completed a two-year post doctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology at the USC Institute of Psychiatry and Law, and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine/ USC Institute of Psychiatry and Law. Dr. Tehrani is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, and has a diverse background in the areas of forensic clinical practice, academia, and public policy. She designed and implemented a forensic program for the Board of Parole Hearings; the program utilizes evidenced based measures to conduct violence risk assessments of lifer inmates. In her forensic private practice, Dr. Tehrani serves as an expert witness and testifies in both state and federal courts, evaluating criminal defendants on various psychological legal issues, including competency to stand trial, dangerousness and insanity. Dr. Tehrani also conducts forensic evaluations for the immigration court (including: competency, emotional hardship, asylum, etc.) as well as in civil court. Previously, she worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Twin Towers Correctional Facility, evaluating and treating severely mentally ill inmates. Dr. Tehrani has published book chapters and journal articles in the field of violence and criminal behavior, particularly the genetic and biological bases of violence and criminal behavior. At USC, Dr. Tehrani teaches undergraduate courses in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior. Dr. Tehrani previously worked as a Federal Probation Officer.


  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Southern California, 8/2001
    • Senior Forensic Fellow, USC Keck School of Medicine/ USC Institute of Psychiatry and Law, 2001-2003