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Shaping the Future

Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.

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(310) 478-3711 X41584
(310) 794-3734

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campus mail code: 168147


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10920 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Awards and Honors:

UCSF School of Medicine
New York State Psychiatric Institute
UCLA School of Medicine

Detailed Biography:

Elizabeth Bromley is a psychiatrist and anthropologist who has served on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences since 2008. Dr. Bromley earned her B.A. from Rice University in 1993 and received her M.D. and M.A. in the History of Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed residency and a chief residency in Adult Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Bromley came to UCLA as a VA/Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar in 2003. She completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at UCLA in 2008. Since 2004, Dr. Bromley has been an attending psychiatrist on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team at the West Los Angeles VA. Her research focuses on the therapeutic beliefs and institutional contexts that shape clinical practices. Her dissertation examined collaboration in the field of cognition research in schizophrenia. She has used mixed-methods to evaluate the implementation of concepts of patient-centeredness, recovery, and shared decision-making in clinic settings. Her current research focuses on research ethics, mental health stigma, and physician wellness.


Mikesell Lisa, Bromley Elizabeth   Patient centered, nurse averse? Nurses' care experiences in a 21st-century hospital Qualitative health research, 2012; 22(12): 1659-71.
Bromley Elizabeth   Building patient-centeredness: hospital design as an interpretive act Social science & medicine (1982), 2012; 75(6): 1057-66.
Bromley Elizabeth   The texture of the real: experimentation and experience in schizophrenia Culture, medicine and psychiatry, 2012; 36(1): 154-74.
Bromley Elizabeth, Adams Gail Fox, Brekke John S   A video ethnography approach for linking naturalistic behaviors to research constructs of neurocognition in schizophrenia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2012; 24(2): 125-40.
Bromley Elizabeth, Mikesell Lisa, Mates Andrea, Smith Michael, Brekke John S   A Video Ethnography Approach to Assessing The Ecological Validity of Neurocognitive and Functional Measures in Severe Mental Illness: Results From A Feasibility Study Schizophrenia bulletin, 2011; 27(2): .
Bromley Elizabeth, Brekke John S   Assessing function and functional outcome in schizophrenia Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, 2010; 4(8): 3-21.
Bromley Elizabeth, Braslow Joel T   Teaching critical thinking in psychiatric training: a role for the social sciences The American journal of psychiatry, 2008; 165(11): 1396-401.
Bromley Elizabeth   Clinicians' concepts of the cognitive deficits of schizophrenia Schizophrenia bulletin, 2007; 33(3): 648-51.
Bromley Elizabeth   Barriers to the appropriate clinical use of medications that improve the cognitive deficits of schizophrenia Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2007; 58(4): 475-81.
Bromley Elizabeth, Johnson Jeffrey G, Cohen Patricia   Personality strengths in adolescence and decreased risk of developing mental health problems in early adulthood Comprehensive psychiatry, 2006; 47(4): 315-24.
Bromley Elizabeth   Stimulating a normal adjustment: misbehavior, amphetamines, and the electroencephalogram at the Bradley Home for children Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences, 2006; 42(4): 379-98.
Bromley Elizabeth   Elements of dynamics v: resiliency and the narrative The journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 2005; 33(2): 389-404.
Bromley Elizabeth, Mellman Lisa   A day in the life of a psychiatrist in-the-making. Psychiatrist-in-the making: Elizabeth Bromley, M.D. Mentor: Lisa Mellman, M.D Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 2005; 29(4): 384-6.
Braslow Joel T, Duan Naihua, Starks Sarah L, Polo Antonio, Bromley Elizabeth, Wells Kenneth B   Generalizability of studies on mental health treatment and outcomes, 1981 to 1996 Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2005; 56(10): 1261-8.
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