Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
MDiv, Episcopal Divinity School
MPH, Hunter College
BA, Yale University

I am the medical director for child and adolescent psychiatry services for the Boston Medical Center, and co-director of the Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health in Urban Pediatrics --TEAM UP for Children, a 4 year behavioral health integration project in pediatrics at three community health centers. TEAM UP is supported by the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation.

My clinical career has focused on treating a range of childhood psychiatric disorders with a particular focus on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and mental health services, research on access to care and quality of treatment for underserved and vulnerable populations including children, immigrant and refugee populations. These areas of clinical practice and research are my passion and have resulted in my engagement in many rewarding projects which include: being a cofounder of a refugee immigrant mental health clinic in Boston, being an investigator in national and international studies of immigrant mental health and addictions which have contributed to the field’s understanding of treatment needs and interventions for these populations.

I have published in peer reviewed journals on the topics of Latino mental health, PTSD, improving access to mental health services by Latinos and other U.S. underserved minorities. I have also worked on developing mental health interventions and services for unaccompanied refugee minors from Latin America and in promoting integrated mental health interventions in pediatric primary care.

My book “Mindfulness-Based CBT for Adolescent PTSD and Addictions” was published by New Harbinger Press in October 2015 and is a product of a five-year National Institute of Drug Abuse research grant during which I developed and tested an effective intervention for adolescents with co-occurring traumatic stress and addictions.

International Latino Research Leadership (ILRP)
05/04/2015 - 02/28/2017 (PI)
Cambridge Health Alliance NIH-NIDA

International Latino Research Project
05/04/2015 - 02/28/2017 (PI)
Mass General Hosp NIH-NIDA

Child Mental Health Initiative
The Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation Smith Family Foundat


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  1. Robles-Ramamurthy B, Zaki S, Sandoval JF, Dube AR, Hlozek S, Fortuna LR, Williamson AA. Improving adolescent sleep in long-term Juvenile correctional settings: case examples with clinical, research, and policy implications. Sleep Adv. 2024; 5(1):zpae006. PMID: 38425455; PMCID: PMC10904105; DOI: 10.1093/sleepadvances/zpae006;
  2. Novins DK, Althoff RR, Brotman MA, DelBello MP, Doyle AE, Fortuna LR, Fristad MA, Middeldorp CM, Njoroge WFM, Rogers CE, Singh MK. Editors' Best of 2023. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2024 Jan; 63(1):3-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38154857
  3. Fortuna LR, Jimenez A, Porche MV. Climate Events, Displacement, and Mental Health-Uprooted. JAMA Psychiatry. 2024 Jan 01; 81(1):5-6. PMID: 37966826
  4. Aguilera A, Arévalo Avalos MR, Rosales K, Reyes Y, Hernandez-Ramos R, Ramos G, Garcia E, Hoang T, Ochoa-Frongia L, Fortuna LR, Schueller SM. Effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial of Spanish language, digital cognitive-behavioral therapy (dCBT) intervention for depression and anxiety - protocol for the SUPERA (SUpport from PEeRs to expand Access) study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2024 Feb; 137:107422. PMID: 38145715
  5. Fortuna LR. Editorial: Can Mobile Crisis Response Help Mitigate Racialized Disparities in Acute Child Mental Health Care? J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2023 Dec 07. PMID: 38070865
  6. Novins DK, Singh MK, Althoff RR, Bagot KS, Brotman MA, DelBello MP, Dickstein DP, Doyle AE, Drury SS, Findling RL, Fortuna LR, Fristad MA, Middeldorp CM, Njoroge WFM, Rogers CE, Pumariega AJ, Bath E, Tobón AL, Thompson-Felix T, Billingsley MK. Editors' Note: Third Annual Report Regarding JAACAP's Antiracist Journey. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2023 Dec; 62(12):1287-1294.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38035913
  7. Fortuna LR, Porche MV. Upholding the Human Rights and Well-Being of Refugee Children Through Effective Clinical Care. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2024 Apr; 33(2):111-124. PMID: 38395499; PMCID: PMC10894321; DOI: 10.1016/j.chc.2023.09.003;
  8. Lee CM, Yonek J, Lin B, Bechelli M, Steinbuchel P, Fortuna L, Mangurian C. Systematic Review: Child Psychiatry Access Program Outcomes. JAACAP Open. 2023 Nov; 1(3):154-172. PMID: 38189028; PMCID: PMC10769201; DOI: 10.1016/j.jaacop.2023.07.003;
  9. Godfrey LB, Cloitre M, Elwy AR, Fortuna LR, Fuchs C, Valentine SE. Study protocol for a hybrid 1 effectiveness-implementation trial of Brief Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (Brief STAIR) and web-administered STAIR (webSTAIR) for posttraumatic stress disorder in integrated primary care. Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 Aug; 131:107241.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37244367; PMCID: PMC10527289; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2023.107241;
  10. Fortuna LR, Martinez W, Porche MV. Integrating Spirituality and Religious Beliefs in a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD with Latinx Unaccompanied Immigrant Children. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2023 Sep; 16(3):481-494. PMID: 37593049; PMCID: PMC10427566; DOI: 10.1007/s40653-023-00541-1;
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