Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, M.Div
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Chief of Psychiatry, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH is an adult and child, and adolescent psychiatrist, Associate Professor and Vice Chair at University of California San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital where she leads the public psychiatry teaching, clinical and research mission. She is an alum of the Harvard Pediatric Health services Research Fellowship at MGH. She has been an investigator on several National Institutes of Health and foundation-funded studies of Latino and immigrant mental health, integrated care and equity in mental health care. Her NIDA funded K23 award focused on the development and implementation of an integrated intervention for adolescents with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders conducted in community mental health settings. She adapted and implemented the resulting model of treatment for adult Latin American immigrants as part of a NIDA funded international (US and Spain) multisite randomized clinical trial. Her previous work includes serving as a PI of the Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health in Urban Pediatrics (TEAM UP for Children): a 4-year, $10 million project aimed at increasing access to mental health care for children and engage families and testing a behavioral health integration model. She was also PI on a NIMH funded R01 study examining factors for optimizing a model of family navigation for child behavioral health services. She is PI of a PCORI funded pragmatic clinical trial, Kids FACE FEARS, testing two modalities (face-to-face synchronous vs. online asynchronous) delivery of CBT for anxiety in English and Spanish for children and their families. She has authored several publications and presentations on children’s mental health services and featured in news and media on these topics. She has worked with the ACLU and other organizations in preparing Amicus Briefs and other expert testimony on immigrant child mental health and separations.