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Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone617-797-1953
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5336-4970 Additional info
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    Yale University, New Haven, CTBA1991Psychology
    New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJMD1996Medicine
    St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhatten, New York, NYResidency2001Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Hunter College, New York, NYMPH2001Urban Public Health
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MAfellowship2003Health Services Research
    Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MAM.Div2012Pastoral Theology

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    Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH is the Chief of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF. She has been an investigator on several National Institutes of Health and foundation-funded studies of Latino and immigrant mental health, integrated care, access to care including a principle investigator of a NIMH funded R01 aimed at optimizing family navigation for addressing child behavioral health in primary care and a Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) funded multi-site large pragmatic trial on the treatment of childhood anxiety called Kids FACE FEARS. Her areas of expertise are child and adolescent psychiatry, treatment and research on PTSD across the lifespan, immigrant mental health, access to care and implementation research including digital interventions.

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    Comparing Online and In-Person Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Youth with Anxiety Disorders -- The Kids FACE FEARS Study
    Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute Apr 30, 2018 - Jan 1, 2023
    Role: Principle Investigator
    CBT Treatment for PTSD and SUDs in Minority Youth
    NIH/NIDA K23DA018715Sep 30, 2006 - Jun 30, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Mendoza NS, Moreno FA, Hishaw GA, Gaw AC, Fortuna LR, Skubel A, Porche MV, Roessel MH, Shore J, Gallegos A. Affirmative Care Across Cultures: Broadening Application. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2020 Jan; 18(1):31-39. PMID: 32047395.
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    2. Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Broder-Fingert S, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. Simulation and minimization: technical advances for factorial experiments designed to optimize clinical interventions. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2019 12 16; 19(1):239. PMID: 31842765.
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    3. Broder-Fingert S, Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework to test intervention delivery strategies: a study protocol. Trials. 2019 Dec 16; 20(1):728. PMID: 31842963.
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    4. Fortuna LR, Noroña CR, Porche MV, Tillman C, Patil PA, Wang Y, Markle SL, Alegría M. Trauma, immigration, and sexual health among Latina women: Implications for maternal-child well-being and reproductive justice. Infant Ment Health J. 2019 09; 40(5):640-658. PMID: 31335984.
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    5. Concepcion Zayas MT, Fortuna LR, Cullins LM. Depression in Latino and Immigrant Refugee Youth: Clinical Opportunities and Considerations. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2019 07; 28(3):483-495. PMID: 31076122.
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    6. Hanson H, Whitfield Y, Lee C, Badiani T, Minielly C, Fenik J, Makrostergios T, Kopko C, Majury A, Hillyer E, Fortuna L, Maki A, Murphy A, Lombos M, Zittermann S, Yu Y, Hill K, Kong A, Sharma D, Warshawsky B. Listeria monocytogenes Associated with Pasteurized Chocolate Milk, Ontario, Canada. Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 03; 25(3):581-584. PMID: 30789125.
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    7. Alegría M, Falgas-Bague I, Collazos F, Carmona Camacho R, Lapatin Markle S, Wang Y, Baca-García E, Lê Cook B, Chavez LM, Fortuna L, Herrera L, Qureshi A, Ramos Z, González C, Aroca P, Albarracín García L, Cellerino L, Villar A, Ali N, Mueser KT, Shrout PE. Evaluation of the Integrated Intervention for Dual Problems and Early Action Among Latino Immigrants With Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 01 04; 2(1):e186927. PMID: 30646205.
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    8. Fortuna LR, Cook B, Porche MV, Wang Y, Amaris AM, Alegria M. Sleep disturbance as a predictor of time to drug and alcohol use treatment in primary care. Sleep Med. 2018 02; 42:31-37. PMID: 29458743.
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    9. Patil PA, Porche MV, Shippen NA, Dallenbach NT, Fortuna LR. Which girls, which boys? The intersectional risk for depression by race and ethnicity, and gender in the U.S. Clin Psychol Rev. 2018 12; 66:51-68. PMID: 29310973.
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    10. Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Padilla A. A treatment development study of a cognitive and mindfulness-based therapy for adolescents with co-occurring post-traumatic stress and substance use disorder. Psychol Psychother. 2018 03; 91(1):42-62. PMID: 28815876.
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    11. Ramos Z, Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Wang Y, Shrout PE, Loder S, McPeck S, Noyola N, Toro M, Carmona R, Alegría M. Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and their Relationship to Drug and Alcohol use in an International Sample of Latino Immigrants. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 06; 19(3):552-561. PMID: 27150593.
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    12. Fortuna LR, Álvarez K, Ramos Ortiz Z, Wang Y, Mozo Alegría X, Cook BL, Alegría M. Mental health, migration stressors and suicidal ideation among Latino immigrants in Spain and the United States. Eur Psychiatry. 2016 08; 36:15-22. PMID: 27311103.
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    13. Porche MV, Fortuna LR, Wachholtz A, Stone RT. Distal and Proximal Religiosity as Protective Factors for Adolescent and Emerging Adult Alcohol Use. Religions (Basel). 2015; 6(2):365-384. PMID: 26146565.
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    14. Earl TR, Fortuna LR, Gao S, Williams DR, Neighbors H, Takeuchi D, Alegría M. An exploration of how psychotic-like symptoms are experienced, endorsed, and understood from the National Latino and Asian American Study and National Survey of American Life. Ethn Health. 2015; 20(3):273-92. PMID: 24920148.
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    15. Alegría M, Fortuna LR, Lin JY, Norris FH, Gao S, Takeuchi DT, Jackson JS, Shrout PE, Valentine A. Prevalence, risk, and correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder across ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States. Med Care. 2013 Dec; 51(12):1114-23. PMID: 24226308.
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    16. Kim SS, Kim S, Seward G, Fortuna L, McKee SA. Korean American Women's Experiences with Smoking and Factors Associated with Their Quit Intentions. ISRN Addict. 2013; 2013:796570. PMID: 25938119.
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    17. Porche MV, Fortuna LR, Lin J, Alegria M. Childhood trauma and psychiatric disorders as correlates of school dropout in a national sample of young adults. Child Dev. 2011 May-Jun; 82(3):982-98. PMID: 21410919.
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    18. Fortuna LR, Alegria M, Gao S. Retention in depression treatment among ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States. Depress Anxiety. 2010 May; 27(5):485-94. PMID: 20336808.
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    19. DiFranza J, Ursprung WW, Lauzon B, Bancej C, Wellman RJ, Ziedonis D, Kim SS, Gervais A, Meltzer B, McKay CE, O'Loughlin J, Okoli CT, Fortuna LR, Tremblay M. A systematic review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence. Addict Behav. 2010 May; 35(5):373-82. PMID: 20056335.
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    20. Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Alegría M. A qualitative study of clinicians' use of the cultural formulation model in assessing posttraumatic stress disorder. Transcult Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 46(3):429-50. PMID: 19837780.
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    21. Witt WP, Kahn R, Fortuna L, Winickoff J, Kuhlthau K, Pirraglia PA, Ferris T. Psychological distress as a barrier to preventive healthcare among U.S. women. J Prim Prev. 2009 Sep; 30(5):531-47. PMID: 19690962.
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    22. Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Alegria M. Political violence, psychosocial trauma, and the context of mental health services use among immigrant Latinos in the United States. Ethn Health. 2008 Nov 01; 13(5):435-63. PMID: 18850369.
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    23. Pérez DJ, Fortuna L, Alegria M. Prevalence and Correlates of Everyday Discrimination among U.S. Latinos. J Community Psychol. 2008 May 01; 36(4):421-433. PMID: 19960098.
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    24. Cortes DE, Mulvaney-Day N, Fortuna L, Reinfeld S, Alegría M. Patient--provider communication: understanding the role of patient activation for Latinos in mental health treatment. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Feb; 36(1):138-54. PMID: 18413668.
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    25. Fortuna LR, Perez DJ, Canino G, Sribney W, Alegria M. Prevalence and correlates of lifetime suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among Latino subgroups in the United States. J Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Apr; 68(4):572-81. PMID: 17474813.
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    26. Witt WP, Fortuna L, Wu E, Kahn RS, Winickoff JP, Pirraglia PA, Ferris TG, Kuhlthau K. Children's use of motor vehicle restraints: maternal psychological distress, maternal motor vehicle restraint practices, and sociodemographics. Ambul Pediatr. 2006 May-Jun; 6(3):145-51. PMID: 16713932.
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    27. Zayas LH, Lester RJ, Cabassa LJ, Fortuna LR. Why do so many latina teens attempt suicide? A conceptual model for research. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2005 Apr; 75(2):275-87. PMID: 15839764.
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