Dr. Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.
She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Child and
Adolescent Multicultural Health Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical
School. Her research interests include Latino and immigrant mental health services
research, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), adolescent substance abuse and
co-occurring disorders in adolescence. Dr. Fortuna has a K23 Patient Oriented Career
Development Award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and she is currently working
on a therapy development study for adolescents with co-occurring PTSD and substance use
disorders. She is also involved in translational research, adapting evidence based
interventions for community and school based prevention and mental health interventions
with youth, including those at risk of gang or juvenile detention involvement. 

Articles

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Treatment Retention Strategies in Transition Age Youth (with Maryann Davis, Charles W. Lidz, William H. Fisher, and Lisa Mistler), Psychiatry Information in Brief (2012)
 

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Childhood trauma and psychiatric disorders as correlates of school dropout in a national sample of young adults (with Michelle V. Porche, Julia Lin, and Margarita Alegria), Child development (2011)
 

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Retention in depression treatment among ethnic and racial minority groups in the United States (with Margarita Alegria and Shan Gao), Depression and anxiety (2010)
 

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A systematic review of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual diagnostic criteria for nicotine dependence (with Joseph R. DiFranza, W. W. Sanouri A. Ursprung, Beatrice Lauzon, Christina Bancej, Robert J. Wellman, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Sun S. Kim, Andre Gervais, Bruce Meltzer, Colleen E. McKay, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Chizimuzo T. C. Okoli, and Michele Tremblay), Addictive behaviors (2010)
 

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A qualitative study of clinicians' use of the cultural formulation model in assessing posttraumatic stress disorder (with Michelle V. Porche and Margarita Alegria), Transcultural psychiatry (2009)
 

Contributions to Books

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Minority and Refugee Clients, Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Special Populations: A Cognitive Restructuring Program (2009)
 

Other

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Disparities in Child and Adolescent Psychoactive Medication Prescription Practices by Race and Ethnicity (with Carl E. Fulwiler, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Lisa M. Smith, and Kathleen Biebel), Center for Mental Health Services Research (2008)