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Mar 6, 2024

What are the cultural factors that should be considered when providing mental health care to migrant and refugee populations? What challenges and opportunities exist in providing mental health care to these communities? How can mental health professionals collaborate with other disciplines to create a holistic approach to address the mental health needs of migrant and refugee populations? 

Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH is the Chief of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the Riverside School of Medicine. She was the Chief of Psychiatry and Vice-Chair at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. She has been an investigator on several National Institutes of Health and foundation-funded studies of Latino and immigrant mental health, integrated care, access to care including a principle investigator of a NIMH funded R01 aimed at optimizing family navigation for addressing child behavioral health in primary care and a Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) funded multi-site large pragmatic trial on the treatment of childhood anxiety comparing face to face vs. digitally delivered CBT in English and Spanish called Kids FACE FEARS. Her areas of expertise are child and adolescent psychiatry, treatment and research on PTSD across the lifespan, immigrant mental health and disparities/ access to care including digital interventions research.