Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

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




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.



(PCORI) KIDS FACE FEARS: Face-to-Face vs. Computer-Enhanced Formats Pragmatic Study of
12/01/2018 - 01/01/2025 (PI)
PCORI

Child Mental Health Initiative
12/01/2015 - 11/30/2019 (PI)
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

International Latino Research Leadership (ILRP)
05/04/2015 - 02/28/2017 (PI)
Cambridge Health Alliance NIH-NIDA
R01DA034952

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


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  1. Fortuna LR, Falgas-Bague I, Ramos Z, Porche MV, Alegría M. Development of a cognitive behavioral therapy with integrated mindfulness for Latinx immigrants with co-occurring disorders: Analysis of intermediary outcomes. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Aug 06. PMID: 32757577
     
  2. Moore Q, Tennant PS, Fortuna LR. Improving Research Quality to Achieve Mental Health Equity. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2020 09; 43(3):569-582. PMID: 32773082
     
  3. Fortuna LR, Tolou-Shams M, Robles-Ramamurthy B, Porche MV. Inequity and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the United States: The need for a trauma-informed social justice response. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Jul; 12(5):443-445. PMID: 32478545
     
  4. Mendoza NS, Moreno FA, Hishaw GA, Gaw AC, Fortuna LR, Skubel A, Porche MV, Roessel MH, Shore J, Gallegos A. Affirmative Care Across Cultures: Broadening Application. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2020 Jan; 18(1):31-39. PMID: 32047395
     
  5. Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Broder-Fingert S, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. Simulation and minimization: technical advances for factorial experiments designed to optimize clinical interventions. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2019 12 16; 19(1):239.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31842765
     
  6. Broder-Fingert S, Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E. Using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) framework to test intervention delivery strategies: a study protocol. Trials. 2019 Dec 16; 20(1):728.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31842963
     
  7. Fortuna LR, Noroña CR, Porche MV, Tillman C, Patil PA, Wang Y, Markle SL, Alegría M. Trauma, immigration, and sexual health among Latina women: Implications for maternal-child well-being and reproductive justice. Infant Ment Health J. 2019 09; 40(5):640-658. PMID: 31335984
     
  8. Concepcion Zayas MT, Fortuna LR, Cullins LM. Depression in Latino and Immigrant Refugee Youth: Clinical Opportunities and Considerations. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2019 07; 28(3):483-495. PMID: 31076122
     
  9. Alegría M, Falgas-Bague I, Collazos F, Carmona Camacho R, Lapatin Markle S, Wang Y, Baca-García E, Lê Cook B, Chavez LM, Fortuna L, Herrera L, Qureshi A, Ramos Z, González C, Aroca P, Albarracín García L, Cellerino L, Villar A, Ali N, Mueser KT, Shrout PE. Evaluation of the Integrated Intervention for Dual Problems and Early Action Among Latino Immigrants With Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 01 04; 2(1):e186927. PMID: 30646205
     
  10. Fortuna LR, Cook B, Porche MV, Wang Y, Amaris AM, Alegria M. Sleep disturbance as a predictor of time to drug and alcohol use treatment in primary care. Sleep Med. 2018 02; 42:31-37. PMID: 29458743
     
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