Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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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 Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Vice-Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF and Chief of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She has been an investigator on several National Institutes of Health and foundation-funded studies of Latinx and immigrant mental health, integrated care, and access to care. Her areas of expertise are child and adolescent psychiatry, treatment and research on PTSD across the lifespan, immigrant mental health, and health services, equity and implementation research including digital interventions to improve systems of care for disenfranchised communities.
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    By Youth, For Youth: Digital Supported Peer Navigation for Addressing Child Mental Health
    NIMH 1 U01 MH131827-01Aug 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2027
    Role: PI
    Description: Design mobile technology for screening, triage and care coordination, co-created with the community and used by culturally responsive individuals called family and youth navigators to improve access to mental health services and address disparities among youth of color
    Optimizing a Paraprofessional, Family Partner Navigation Model for Children
    NIH R01MH117123Aug 1, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    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 K23DA018715Sep 30, 2006 - Dec 30, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Racialized Trauma and Emotion Regulation in a Dysregulated World. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 Nov 11. Fortuna LR, Shah LD. PMID: 36400279.
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    2. Beyond Children's Mental Health: Cultural Considerations to Foster Latino Child and Family Mental Health. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2022 Oct; 31(4):765-778. Robles-Ramamurthy B, Sandoval JF, Tobón AL, Fortuna LR. PMID: 36182223; PMCID: PMC9529069.
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    3. Correction to: The Climate Change and Mental Health Task Force: One Academic Psychiatry Department's Efforts to Heed the Call to Action. Acad Psychiatry. 2022 Oct; 46(5):590. Seritan AL, Hasser C, Burke MG, Bussmann GL, Charlesworth A, Cooper R, Fortuna LR, Herbst ED, Jayaratne A, Richards A, Stuart BK, Epel E. PMID: 35705891.
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    4. Religion and Spirituality: Why and How to Address It in Clinical Practice. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2022 Oct; 31(4):615-630. Camino-Gaztambide RF, Fortuna LR, Stuber ML. PMID: 36182214.
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    5. Clinical Update: Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Care in Community Systems of Care. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 08. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Community-Based Systems of , American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Community-Based Systems of . PMID: 35690302.
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    6. Juvenile Justice, Technology and Family Separation: A Call to Prioritize Access to Family-Based Telehealth Treatment for Justice-Involved Adolescents' Mental Health and Well-Being. Front Digit Health. 2022; 4:867366. Tolou-Shams M, Bath E, McPhee J, Folk JB, Porche MV, Fortuna LR. PMID: 35677312; PMCID: PMC9167964.
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    7. Consideration of racism experiences in the implementation of trauma-focused therapy in primary care. Health Serv Res. 2022 Dec; 57 Suppl 2:235-248. McCuistian C, Kimball SL, Buitron de la Vega P, Godfrey LB, Fortuna LR, Valentine SE. PMID: 35521941; PMCID: PMC9660427.
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    8. Researchers' Perspectives on Digital Mental Health Intervention Co-Design With Marginalized Community Stakeholder Youth and Families. Front Psychiatry. 2022; 13:867460. Porche MV, Folk JB, Tolou-Shams M, Fortuna LR. PMID: 35530032; PMCID: PMC9072625.
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    9. Unpacking the Layers: Dismantling Inequities in Substance Use Services and Outcomes for Racially Minoritized Adolescents. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2022 04; 31(2):223-236. Porche MV, Fortuna LR, Tolou-Shams M. PMID: 35361361.
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    10. The Climate Change and Mental Health Task Force: One Academic Psychiatry Department's Efforts to Heed the Call to Action. Acad Psychiatry. 2022 10; 46(5):588-589. Seritan AL, Hasser C, Burke MG, Bussmann GL, Charlesworth A, Cooper R, Fortuna LR, Herbst ED, Jayaratne A, Richards A, Stuart BK, Epel E. PMID: 35235190; PMCID: PMC8890011.
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    11. Cultivating Solutions for Disparities in Mental Health Services and Outcomes Among Minoritized Youth. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2022 04; 31(2):xiii-xv. Fortuna LR, Al-Mateen CS, Cullins LM, Lohr WD. PMID: 35361369.
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    12. Focusing on Racial, Historical and Intergenerational Trauma, and Resilience: A Paradigm to Better Serving Children and Families. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2022 04; 31(2):237-250. Fortuna LR, Tobón AL, Anglero YL, Postlethwaite A, Porche MV, Rothe EM. PMID: 35361362.
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    13. Editorial: Disparities in Access to Child Psychiatric Services: Can We Shift the Landscape? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 07; 61(7):862-863. Fortuna LR. PMID: 35065189.
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    14. Opportunities to Integrate Mobile App-Based Interventions Into Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services in the Wake of COVID-19. Am J Health Promot. 2021 11; 35(8):1178-1183. Satre DD, Meacham MC, Asarnow LD, Fisher WS, Fortuna LR, Iturralde E. PMID: 34652971; PMCID: PMC9313518.
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    15. Six Stages of Engagement in ADHD Treatment Described by Diverse, Urban Parents. Pediatrics. 2021 10; 148(4). Spencer AE, Sikov J, Loubeau JK, Zolli N, Baul T, Rabin M, Hasan S, Rosen K, Buonocore O, Lejeune J, Dayal R, Fortuna L, Borba C, Silverstein M. PMID: 34531290; PMCID: PMC8499464.
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    16. Home-Based Telemental Health: A Proposed Privacy and Safety Protocol and Tool. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2021 09; 31(7):464-474. Sharma A, Feuer V, Stuart BK, Folk JB, Doan BT, Kulkarni CA, Ramtekkar U, Fortuna L, Myers K. PMID: 34543079.
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    17. Rapid creation of child telemental health services during COVID-19 to promote continued care for underserved children and families. Psychol Serv. 2022; 19(Suppl 2):39-45. Tolou-Shams M, Folk J, Stuart B, Mangurian C, Fortuna L. PMID: 34110866; PMCID: PMC8660922.
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    18. The Transition of Academic Mental Health Clinics to Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2022 02; 61(2):277-290.e2. Folk JB, Schiel MA, Oblath R, Feuer V, Sharma A, Khan S, Doan B, Kulkarni C, Ramtekkar U, Hawks J, Fornari V, Fortuna LR, Myers K. PMID: 34119633; PMCID: PMC8607958.
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    19. Editorial: Disrupting Pathways to Self-Harm in Adolescence: Machine Learning as an Opportunity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 12; 60(12):1459-1460. Fortuna LR. PMID: 34000333.
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    20. Structural Inequities and the Impact of COVID-19 on Latinx Children: Implications for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 06; 60(6):669-671. Rothe EM, Fortuna LR, Tobon AL, Postlethwaite A, Sanchez-Lacay JA, Anglero YL. PMID: 33662497; PMCID: PMC8709562.
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    21. Principles of Care for Young Adults With Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders. Pediatrics. 2021 01; 147(Suppl 2):229-239. Spencer AE, Valentine SE, Sikov J, Yule AM, Hsu H, Hallett E, Xuan Z, Silverstein M, Fortuna L. PMID: 33386320; PMCID: PMC8276159.
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    22. Development of a cognitive behavioral therapy with integrated mindfulness for Latinx immigrants with co-occurring disorders: Analysis of intermediary outcomes. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Nov; 12(8):825-835. Fortuna LR, Falgas-Bague I, Ramos Z, Porche MV, Alegría M. PMID: 32757577; PMCID: PMC8846425.
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    23. Improving Research Quality to Achieve Mental Health Equity. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2020 09; 43(3):569-582. Moore Q, Tennant PS, Fortuna LR. PMID: 32773082.
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    24. Inequity and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the United States: The need for a trauma-informed social justice response. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Jul; 12(5):443-445. Fortuna LR, Tolou-Shams M, Robles-Ramamurthy B, Porche MV. PMID: 32478545; PMCID: PMC8243721.
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    25. Affirmative Care Across Cultures: Broadening Application. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2020 Jan; 18(1):31-39. Mendoza NS, Moreno FA, Hishaw GA, Gaw AC, Fortuna LR, Skubel A, Porche MV, Roessel MH, Shore J, Gallegos A. PMID: 32047395; PMCID: PMC7011227.
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    26. Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework to test intervention delivery strategies: a study protocol. Trials. 2019 Dec 16; 20(1):728. Broder-Fingert S, Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. PMID: 31842963; PMCID: PMC6915979.
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    27. Simulation and minimization: technical advances for factorial experiments designed to optimize clinical interventions. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2019 12 16; 19(1):239. Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Broder-Fingert S, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. PMID: 31842765; PMCID: PMC6915895.
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    28. 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. Fortuna LR, Noroña CR, Porche MV, Tillman C, Patil PA, Wang Y, Markle SL, Alegría M. PMID: 31335984; PMCID: PMC6972560.
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    29. Depression in Latino and Immigrant Refugee Youth: Clinical Opportunities and Considerations. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2019 07; 28(3):483-495. Concepcion Zayas MT, Fortuna LR, Cullins LM. PMID: 31076122.
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    30. 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. 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. PMID: 30646205; PMCID: PMC6484537.
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    31. Sleep disturbance as a predictor of time to drug and alcohol use treatment in primary care. Sleep Med. 2018 02; 42:31-37. Fortuna LR, Cook B, Porche MV, Wang Y, Amaris AM, Alegria M. PMID: 29458743; PMCID: PMC5823278.
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    32. 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. Patil PA, Porche MV, Shippen NA, Dallenbach NT, Fortuna LR. PMID: 29310973.
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    33. 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. Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Padilla A. PMID: 28815876.
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    34. 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. Ramos Z, Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Wang Y, Shrout PE, Loder S, McPeck S, Noyola N, Toro M, Carmona R, Alegría M. PMID: 27150593; PMCID: PMC5322239.
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    35. Mental health, migration stressors and suicidal ideation among Latino immigrants in Spain and the United States. Eur Psychiatry. 2016 08; 36:15-22. Fortuna LR, Álvarez K, Ramos Ortiz Z, Wang Y, Mozo Alegría X, Cook BL, Alegría M. PMID: 27311103; PMCID: PMC5500916.
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    36. Distal and Proximal Religiosity as Protective Factors for Adolescent and Emerging Adult Alcohol Use. Religions (Basel). 2015; 6(2):365-384. Porche MV, Fortuna LR, Wachholtz A, Stone RT. PMID: 26146565; PMCID: PMC4486303.
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    37. 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. Earl TR, Fortuna LR, Gao S, Williams DR, Neighbors H, Takeuchi D, Alegría M. PMID: 24920148; PMCID: PMC4930554.
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    38. 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. Alegría M, Fortuna LR, Lin JY, Norris FH, Gao S, Takeuchi DT, Jackson JS, Shrout PE, Valentine A. PMID: 24226308; PMCID: PMC3922129.
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    39. Korean American Women's Experiences with Smoking and Factors Associated with Their Quit Intentions. ISRN Addict. 2013; 2013:796570. Kim SS, Kim S, Seward G, Fortuna L, McKee SA. PMID: 25938119; PMCID: PMC4392973.
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    40. 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. Porche MV, Fortuna LR, Lin J, Alegria M. PMID: 21410919; PMCID: PMC3089672.
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    41. Retention in depression treatment among ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States. Depress Anxiety. 2010 May; 27(5):485-94. Fortuna LR, Alegria M, Gao S. PMID: 20336808; PMCID: PMC2927223.
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    42. A systematic review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence. Addict Behav. 2010 May; 35(5):373-82. 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. PMID: 20056335.
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    43. Prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment in Southeastern Spain: the Ariadna study. Acta Neurol Scand. 2009 Nov; 120(5):300-7. Gavrila D, Antúnez C, Tormo MJ, Carles R, García Santos JM, Parrilla G, Fortuna L, Jiménez J, Salmerón D, Navarro C. PMID: 19832772.
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    44. A qualitative study of clinicians' use of the cultural formulation model in assessing posttraumatic stress disorder. Transcult Psychiatry. 2009 Sep; 46(3):429-50. Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Alegría M. PMID: 19837780; PMCID: PMC2879977.
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    45. Psychological distress as a barrier to preventive healthcare among U.S. women. J Prim Prev. 2009 Sep; 30(5):531-47. Witt WP, Kahn R, Fortuna L, Winickoff J, Kuhlthau K, Pirraglia PA, Ferris T. PMID: 19690962.
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    46. 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. Fortuna LR, Porche MV, Alegria M. PMID: 18850369; PMCID: PMC2771411.
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    47. Prevalence and Correlates of Everyday Discrimination among U.S. Latinos. J Community Psychol. 2008 May 01; 36(4):421-433. Pérez DJ, Fortuna L, Alegria M. PMID: 19960098; PMCID: PMC2786077.
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    48. Patient--provider communication: understanding the role of patient activation for Latinos in mental health treatment. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Feb; 36(1):138-54. Cortes DE, Mulvaney-Day N, Fortuna L, Reinfeld S, Alegría M. PMID: 18413668; PMCID: PMC3538365.
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    49. 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. Fortuna LR, Perez DJ, Canino G, Sribney W, Alegria M. PMID: 17474813; PMCID: PMC2774123.
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    50. 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. Witt WP, Fortuna L, Wu E, Kahn RS, Winickoff JP, Pirraglia PA, Ferris TG, Kuhlthau K. PMID: 16713932.
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    51. Why do so many latina teens attempt suicide? A conceptual model for research. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2005 Apr; 75(2):275-87. Zayas LH, Lester RJ, Cabassa LJ, Fortuna LR. PMID: 15839764.
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