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About Lisa R. Fortuna

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Latino and Immigrant Mental Health, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Honors and Awards

  • The Latino Heritage Award, Spanish American Center, Leominster, MA (2006)
  • Health Disparities Research Award, National Institute of Health (2002)
  • C. Harold Taylor, MD Psychotherapy Award for Outstanding Work Providing Therapy to Children and Adolescents (1999)
  • Outstanding Young Women of America (1998)
  • National Public Health Service Scholarship, National Health Service Corps (1993)

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