Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH

Chair of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
Associate Professor
University of California
Riverside Psychiatry & Neuroscience

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.


Yale University, New Haven, CT BA 1991 Psychology
New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ MD 1996 Medicine
St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhatten, New York, NY Residency 2001 Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Hunter College, New York, NY MPH 2001 Urban Public Health

Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

fellowship 2003 Health Services Research

publications on pubmed

Featured Publications: 

Affirmative Care Across Cultures: Broadening Application.

Focus (American Psychiatric Publishing)

Mendoza NS, Moreno FA, Hishaw GA, Gaw AC, Fortuna LR, Skubel A, Porche MV, Roessel MH, Shore J, Gallegos A

Simulation and minimization: technical advances for factorial experiments designed to optimize clinical interventions.

BMC medical research methodology

Kuhn J, Sheldrick RC, Broder-Fingert S, Chu A, Fortuna L, Jordan M, Rubin D, Feinberg E

Trauma, immigration, and sexual health among Latina women: Implications for maternal-child well-being and reproductive justice.

Infant mental health journal

Fortuna LR, Noroña CR, Porche MV, Tillman C, Patil PA, Wang Y, Markle SL, Alegría M