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.
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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