Miranda, Jeanne


  • Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Medicine and the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. She is a core scientist in the Combination Prevention Core at CHIPTS. Her major research contributions have been in evaluating the impact of mental health care for ethnic minority communities. She conducted a trial of treatment of depression in impoverished minority patients at San Francisco General Hospital. Traditional care for depression was contrasted with traditional care supplemented by case management. Case management offered additional benefits for Latino patients but were not beneficial for African American and white participants. She has also studied the impact of care for depression in low-income, minority women screened through county entitlement programs in the Washington DC area. This study found that short term care for depression is effective for impoverished women, but outreach is necessary to engage these women in care. Jeanne was an investigator for Community Partners in Care a recent randomized trial finding that community engaged depression care, across diverse agencies is superior to providing technical assistance regarding depression care to similar agencies. This project won the Team Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science and the 2015 UCLA Community Program of the Year - Landmark Award.
    Jeanne worked with two community partners, TIES for Families and the Center for Adoption Support and Education to evaluate an intervention her team developed to provide care for families adopting older children from foster care. She and her colleagues recently finished a book about this therapy that will be published this summer. She has conducted international research, including a project treating depression in impoverished youth in Uganda.
    Jeanne became a member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2005. She has served on several committees writing national reports from the Academy, including the report on Women’s Health Research, Review and Assessment of the National Institutes of Health's Strategic Research Plan to Eliminate Health Disparities, Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health & Addictive Disorders, Living Well with Chronic Illness, and the recent Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States. From 2010 to 2014, she was a member of the Institute of Medicine Board on the Health of Select Populations. Apart from the Academy, she was the Senior Scientific Editor of Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, published August 2001, the landmark national report covering disparities in mental health care in the United States.

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  • Jeanne Miranda