Dr. Karno, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, UCLA, is a third generation native of Los Angeles, has been married 47 years to Adriana Gutierrez, and is blessed with four children and six grandchildren. He received his B.A. (anthropology), M.D. and psychiatric residency education at UCLA. His 43-year career has blended interest and activity in community psychiatry, cross-cultural and epidemiologic research (with a special focus on the Los Angeles Hispanic community), and academic administration and teaching. He is a member of the FPR Board of Directors.
He is currently active as a consultant to public mental health programs in Kern and Los Angeles Counties, and in competitive table tennis.