Martha Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D.

A Short Biography:

Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. She is a mental health services researcher who has focused her work on providing mental health care to low-income and minority communities. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Kansas and completed post-doctoral training at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Miranda's major research contributions have been in evaluating the impact of mental health care for ethnic minority communities.. She is currently working with two community partners, TIES for Families and the Center for Adoption Support and Education to evaluate an intervention her team developed to provide care for families adopting older children from foster care. She is also working to develop appropriate depression interventions for young women in Uganda and evaluating a government micro-finance program in Uganda. Dr. Miranda is an investigator in two UCLA centers focusing on improving disparities in health care for ethnic minorities. She was the Senior Scientific Editor of Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, published August 2001. She became a member of the Institute of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Miranda is the 2008 recipient of the Emily Mumford Award for Contributions to Social Medicine from Columbia University.

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UCLA Professor, Health Policy and Management Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Member, Center for Health Services and Society
Ph.D., University of Kansas
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University of California, San Francisco

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Miranda, J. McGuire, T. G. Williams, D. R. Wang, P.   Mental Health in the Context of Health Disparities American Journal of Psychiatry, 2008; 165(9): 1102.
Nadeem, E. Lange, J. M. Miranda, J.   Mental health care preferences among low-income and minority women Archives of Women's Mental Health, 2008; 11(2): 93-102.
McGuire, T. G. Miranda, J.   New Evidence Regarding Racial And Ethnic Disparities In Mental Health: Policy Implications Health Affairs, 2008; 27(2): 393-403.
Stockdale, S. E. Lagomasino, I. T. Siddique, J. McGuire, T. Miranda, J.   Racial and ethnic disparities in detection and treatment of depression and anxiety among psychiatric and primary health care visits, 1995–2005 Med Care, 2008; 46(number): 668-677.
Wells, K. B. Schoenbaum, M. Duan, N. Miranda, J. Tang, L. Sherbourne, C.   Cost-Effectiveness of Quality Improvement Programs for Patients With Subthreshold Depression or Depressive Disorder Psychiatric Services, 2007; 58(10): 1269.
Nadeem, E. Lange, J. M. Edge, D. Fongwa, M. Belin, T. Miranda, J.   Does Stigma Keep Poor Young Immigrant and US-Born Black and Latina Women From Seeking Mental Health Care? Psychiatric Services, 2007; 58(12): 1547.
Hepner, K. A. Morales, L. S. Hays, R. D. Orlando Edelen, M. Miranda, J.   Evaluating differential item functioning of the PRIME-MD mood module among impoverished black and white women in primary care Women's Health Issues, 2007; volume(number): pages.
Cook, B. L. McGuire, T. Miranda, J.   Measuring Trends in Mental Health Care Disparities, 2000 2004 Psychiatric Services, 2007; 58(12): 1533.
Norris, K. C. Brusuelas, R. Jones, L. Miranda, J. Duru, O. K. Mangione, C. M.   Partnering WITH Community-Based Organizations: An Academic Institution’S Evolving Perspective system, 2007; 5(number): 8.
Hwang, W. C. Miranda, J. Chung, C.   Psychosis and shamanism in a filipino-american immigrant: Clinical Case Study Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 2007; 31(2): 251-269.
Wells, K. B. Sherbourne, C. D. Miranda, J. Tang, L. Benjamin, B. Duan, N.   The Cumulative Effects of Quality Improvement for Depression on Outcome Disparities Over 9 Years: Results From a Randomized, Controlled Group-Level Trial Medical Care, 2007; 45(11): 1052.
Wells, K. B. Staunton, A. Norris, K. C. Bluthenthal, R. Chung, B. Gelberg, L. Jones, L. Kataoka, S. Koegel, P. Miranda, J.   Building an Academic-Community Partnered Network for Clinical Services Research: The Community Health Improvement Collaborative (CHIC) ETHNICITY AND DISEASE, 2006; 16(1): 1.
Green, B. L. Krupnick, J. L. Chung, J. Siddique, J. Krause, E. D. Revicki, D. Frank, L. Miranda, J.   Impact of PTSD comorbidity on one-year outcomes in a depression trial J Clin Psychol, 2006; 62(7): 815-35.
Miranda, J. Green, B. L. Krupnick, J. L. Chung, J. Siddique, J. Belin, T. Revicki, D.   One-year outcomes of a randomized clinical trial treating depression in low-income minority women J Consult Clin Psychol, 2006; 74(1): 99-111.
Roy-Byrne, P. Sherbourne, C. Miranda, J. Stein, M. Craske, M. Golinelli, D. Sullivan, G.   Poverty and Response to Treatment Among Panic Disorder Patients in Primary Care American Journal of Psychiatry, 2006; 163(8): 1419.
Wells, K. B. Miranda, J.   Promise of Interventions and Services Research: Can It Transform Practice? Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 2006; 13(1): 99-104.
Punzalan, C. Paxton, K. C. Guentzel, H. Bluthenthal, R. N. Staunton, A. D. Mejia, G. Morales, L. Miranda, J.   Seeking Community Input to Improve Implementation of a Lifestyle Modification Program ETHNICITY AND DISEASE, 2006; 16(1): 1.
Schraufnagel, T. J. Wagner, A. W. Miranda, J. Roy-Byrne, P. P.   Treating minority patients with depression and anxiety: what does the evidence tell us? General Hospital Psychiatry, 2006; 28(1): 27-36.
Revicki, D. A. Siddique, J. Frank, L. Chung, J. Y. Green, B. L. Krupnick, J. Prasad, M. Miranda, J.   Cost-effectiveness of Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy or Cognitive Behavior Therapy Compared With Community Referral for Major Depression in Predominantly Low-Income Minority Women secondary-title, 2005; 62(8): 868-875.
Miranda, J. Siddique, J. Der-Martirosian, C. Belin, T. R.   Depression Among Latina Immigrant Mothers Separated From Their Children Psychiatric Services, 2005; 56(6): 717.
Miranda, J. Siddique, J. Belin, T. R. Kohn-Wood, L. P.   Depression prevalence in disadvantaged young black women--African and Caribbean immigrants compared to US-born African Americans Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol, 2005; 40(4): 253-8.
Lagomasino, I. T. Dwight-Johnson, M. Miranda, J. Zhang, L. Liao, D. Duan, N. Wells, K. B.   Disparities in Depression Treatment for Latinos and Site of Care Psychiatric Services, 2005; 56(12): 1517.
Wells, K. Sherbourne, C. Duan, N. Unutzer, J. Miranda, J. Schoenbaum, M. Ettner, S. L. Meredith, L. S. Rubenstein, L.   Quality Improvement for Depression in Primary Care: Do Patients With Subthreshold Depression Benefit in the Long Run? American Journal of Psychiatry, 2005; 162(6): 1149-1157.
Green, B. L. Miranda, J. Daroowalla, A. Siddique, J.   Trauma Exposure, Mental Health Functioning, and Program Needs of Women in Jail Crime & Delinquency, 2005; 51(1): 133.
Wells, K. Miranda, J. Bruce, M. L. Alegria, M. Wallerstein, N.   Bridging Community Intervention and Mental Health Services Research American Journal of Psychiatry, 2004; 161(6): 955.
Schoenbaum, M. Miranda, J. Sherbourne, C. Duan, N. Wells, K.   Cost-effectiveness of interventions for depressed Latinos J Ment Health Policy Econ, 2004; 7(2): 69-76.
Miranda, J. Cooper, L. A.   Disparities in Care for Depression Among Primary Care Patients Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2004; 19(2): 120-126.
Miranda, J. Schoenbaum, M. Sherbourne, C. Duan, N. Wells, K.   Effects of Primary Care Depression Treatment on Minority Patients' Clinical Status and Employment secondary-title, 2004; 61(8): 827-834.
Wells, K. Sherbourne, C. Schoenbaum, M. Ettner, S. Duan, N. Miranda, J. Unutzer, J. Rubenstein, L.   Five-Year Impact of Quality Improvement for Depression Results of a Group-Level Randomized Controlled Trial secondary-title, 2004; 61(4): 378-386.
Halpern, J. Johnson, M. D. Miranda, J. Wells, K. B.   The Partners in Care Approach to Ethics Outcomes in Quality Improvement Programs for Depression Psychiatric Services, 2004; 55(5): 532.
Jaycox, L. H. Miranda, J. Meredith, L. S. Duan, N. Benjamin, B. Wells, K.   Impact of a Primary Care Quality Improvement Intervention on Use of Psychotherapy for Depression Mental Health Services Research, 2003; 5(2): 109-120.
Miranda, J. Duan, N. Sherbourne, C. Schoenbaum, M. Lagomasino, I. Jackson-Triche, M. Wells, K. B.   Improving Care for Minorities: Can Quality Improvement Interventions Improve Care and Outcomes For Depressed Minorities? Results of a Randomized, Controlled Trial Health Services Research, 2003; 38(2): 613-630.
Miranda, J. Nakamura, R. Bernal, G.   Including Ethnic Minorities in Mental Health Intervention Research: A Practical Approach to a Long-Standing Problem Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 2003; 27(4): 467-486.
O'Malley, A. S. Forrest, C. B. Miranda, J.   Primary Care Attributes and Care for Depression Among Low-Income African American Women secondary-title, 2003; 93(8): 1328-1334.
Miranda, J. Chung, J. Y. Green, B. L. Krupnick, J. Siddique, J. Revicki, D. A. Belin, T.   Treating Depression in Predominantly Low-Income Young Minority Women A Randomized Controlled Trial secondary-title, 2003; 290(1): 57-65.
Miranda, J. Azocar, F. Organista, K. C. Dwyer, E. Areane, P.   Treatment of Depression Among Impoverished Primary Care Patients From Ethnic Minority Groups Psychiatric Services, 2003; 54(2): 219.
Bruce, M. L. Wells, K. B. Miranda, J. Lewis, L. Gonzalez, J. J.   Barriers to Reducing Burden of Affective Disorders Mental Health Services Research, 2002; 4(4): 187-197.
McGuire, T. Wells, K. B. Bruce, M. L. Miranda, J. Scheffler, R. Durham, M. Ford, D. E. Lewis, L.   Burden of Illness Mental Health Services Research, 2002; 4(4): 179-185.
Bruce, M. L. Smith, W. Miranda, J. Hoagwood, K. Wells, K. B.   Community-Based Interventions Mental Health Services Research, 2002; 4(4): 205-214.
Miranda, J. Lawson, W. Escobar, J.   Ethnic Minorities Mental Health Services Research, 2002; 4(4): 231-237.
Miranda, J. Bruce, M. L.   Gender Issues and Socially Disadvantaged Women Mental Health Services Research, 2002; 4(4): 249-253.
Wells, K. B. Miranda, J. Gonzalez, J. J.   Overcoming Barriers and Creating Opportunities to Reduce Burden of Affective Disorders: A New Research Agenda: Introduction Mental Health Services Research, 2002; 4(4): 175-178.
Persons, J. B. Miranda, J.   Treating dysfunctional beliefs: Implications of the mood–state hypothesis Clinical advances in cognitive psychotherapy: Theory and application, 2002; volume(number): 62–74.
Schoenbaum, M. Unutzer, J. Sherbourne, C. Duan, N. Rubenstein, L. V. Miranda, J. Meredith, L. S. Carney, M. F. Wells, K.   Cost-effectiveness of Practice-Initiated Quality Improvement for Depression Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial secondary-title, 2001; 286(11): 1325-1330.
Azocar, F. Arean, P. Miranda, J. Munoz, R. F.   Differential item functioning in a Spanish translation of the Beck Depression Inventory Journal of clinical psychology, 2001; 57(3): 355-365.
Sherbourne, C. D. Wells, K. B. Duan, N. Miranda, J. Unutzer, J. Jaycox, L. Schoenbaum, M. Meredith, L. S. Rubenstein, L. V.   Long-term Effectiveness of Disseminating Quality Improvement for Depression in Primary Care secondary-title, 2001; 58(7): 696-703.
Wells, K. B. Sherbourne, C. Schoenbaum, M. Duan, N. Meredith, L. Unutzer, J. Miranda, J. Carney, M. F. Rubenstein, L. V.   Impact of Disseminating Quality Improvement Programs for Depression in Managed Primary Care A Randomized Controlled Trial secondary-title, 2000; 283(2): 212-220.
Borkovec, T. D. Miranda, J.   Between-GroupPsychotherapyOutcomeResearch andBasicScience JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 1999; 55(2): 147-158.
Miranda, J. Borkovec, T. D.   Reaffirming science in psychotherapy research: Paradigms for Psychotherapy Outcome Research Journal of clinical psychology, 1999; 55(2): 191-200.
Miranda, J. Green, B. L.   The Need for Mental Health Services Research Focusing on Poor Young Women secondary-title, 1999; volume(number): pages.
Unutzer, J. Katon, W. Sullivan, M. Miranda, J.   Treating Depressed Older Adults in Primary Care: Narrowing the Gap between Efficacy and Effectiveness Milbank Quarterly, 1999; 77(2): 225.
Miranda, J. Persons, J.   Dysfunctional thoughts are mood-state dependent Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1998; 97(number): 76–79.
Miranda, J. Gross, J. J. Persons, J. B. Hahn, J.   Mood Matters: Negative Mood Induction Activates Dysfunctional Attitudes in Women Vulnerable to Depression Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1998; 22(4): 363-376.
Miranda, J. Azocar, F. Komaromy, M. Golding, J. M.   Unmet mental health needs of women in public-sector gynecologic clinics American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1998; 178(2): 212.
Whooley, M. A. Avins, A. L. Miranda, J. Browner, W. S.   Case-Finding Instruments for Depression Two Questions Are as Good as Many J Gen Intern Med, 1997; 12(7): 439-445.
Miranda, J.   Cognitive Vulnerability, Depression, and the Mood-state Dependent Hypothesis: Is Out of Sight Out of Mind? The Cognitive Psychology of Depression, 1997; volume(number): pages.
Arean, P. A. Miranda, J.   The utility of the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale in older primary care patients Aging and Mental Health, 1997; 1(1): 47-56.
Alvidrez, J. Azocar, F. Miranda, J.   Demystifying the Concept of Ethnicity for Psychotherapy Researchers JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 1996; 64(number): 903-908.
Arean, P. A. Miranda, J.   Do primary care patients accept psychological treatments? General Hospital Psychiatry, 1996; 18(1): 22-27.
Miranda, J.,   Introduction to Special Section: Recruiting and retaining minorities in psychotherapy research Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996; 64(5): 848-850.
Miranda, J. Azocar, F. Organista, K. C. Mu? oz, R. F. Lieberman, A.   Recruiting and Retaining Low-Income Latinos in Psychotherapy Research JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 1996; 64(number): 868-874.
Arean, P. A. Miranda, J.   The treatment of depression in elderly primary care patients: A naturalistic study Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 1996; 2(3): 153-60.
Azocar, F. Miranda, J. Dwyer, E. V.   Treatment of Depression in Disadvantaged Women Classism and Feminist Therapy: Counting Costs, 1996; volume(number): pages.
Muñoz, R. F. Ying, Y. W. Bernal, G. Pérez-Stable, E. J. Sorensen, J. L. Hargreaves, W. A. Miranda, J. Miller, L. S.   Prevention of depression with primary care patients: A randomized controlled trial American Journal of Community Psychology, 1995; 23(2): 199-222.
Persons, J. Miranda, J.   The Search for Mode-Specific Effects of Cognitive and Other Therapies: A Methodological Suggestion Psychotherapy Research, 1995; 5(2): 102-112.
Zolopa, A. R. Hahn, J. A. Gorter, R. Miranda, J. Wlodarczyk, D. Peterson, J. Pilote, L. Moss, A. R.   HIV and tuberculosis infection in San Francisco's homeless adults. Prevalence and risk factors in a representative sample JAMA, 1994; 272(6): 455-461.
Miranda, J.   Intervention for minor depression in primary care patients secondary-title, 1994; 56(2): 136-141.
Hinton, W. L. Chen, Y. C. J. Du, N. Tran, C. G. Lu, F. G. Miranda, J. Faust, S.   DSM-III-R Disorders in Vietnamese Refugees Prevalence and Correlates The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1993; 181(2): 113.
Persons, J. B. Burns, D. D. Perloff, J. M. Miranda, J.   Relationships Between Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety and Dysfunctional Beliefs About Achievement and Attachment Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1993; 102(number): 518-524.
Persons, J. B. Miranda, J.   Cognitive theories of vulnerability to depression: Reconciling negative evidence Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1992; 16(4): 485-502.
Miranda, J. Brody, R. V.   Communicating bad news Western Journal of Medicine, 1992; 156(1): 83.
Miranda, J.   Dysfunctional thinking is activated by stressful life events Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1992; 16(4): 473-483.
Organista, P. B. Miranda, J.   Psychosomatic symptoms in medical outpatients: an investigation of self-handicapping theory Health Psychol, 1991; 10(6): 427-31.
Persons, J. B. Miranda, J. Perloff, J. M.   Relationships between depressive symptoms and cognitive vulnerabilities of achievement and dependency Cognitive Therapy and Research, 1991; 15(3): 221-235.
Miranda, J. Perez-Stable, E. J. Munoz, R. F. Hargreaves, W. Henke, C. J.   Somatization, psychiatric disorder, and stress in utilization of ambulatory medical services Health Psychol, 1991; 10(1): 46-51.
Perez-Stable, E. J. Miranda, J. Munoz, R. F. Ying, Y. W.   Depression in medical outpatients. Underrecognition and misdiagnosis Archives of Internal Medicine, 1990; 150(5): 1083-1088.
Miranda, J. Persons, J. B. Byers, C. N.   Endorsement of dysfunctional beliefs depends on current mood state Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1990; 99(3): 237-241.
Miranda, J. Storms, M.   Psychological Adjustment of Lesbians and Gay Men Journal of Counseling and Development, 1989; 68(1): 41-45.

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