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Shaping the Future

Bonnie Zima, M.D.

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310-794-3714

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10920 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90024
UNITED STATES

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bzima@mednet.ucla.edu

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Associate Director, Center for Health Services and Society

Professor in Residence, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Member, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

CTSI

Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP)


A Short Biography:

Dr. Zima is Associate Director of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute's Health Services Research Center and Professor-in-Residence in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine. She is also Director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Zima's research focuses on level of unmet need for mental health services among high-risk child populations with limited access to care (homeless, foster care, juvenile hall) as well as the quality of care for children served in publicly-funded primary and specialty mental health care settings. She received her M.D. from Rush Medical College, and her M.P.H from the UCLA School of Public Health.

In partnership with the LA County's Departments of Mental Health and Probation, Dr. Zima is leading a three-year study on level of mental health problems, service use and short-term outcomes among a county-wide sample of youth detained in juvenile hall. Additionally, Dr. Zima is Principal Investigator for the Caring for California Initiative (CCI) Project, assessing how service use and quality of care relate to key organizational and client level characteristics of publicly funded child mental health services in selected counties. Recently, Dr. Zima funded was funded by NIMH to lead a five-year study to examine the quality of care for school-aged children with ADHD.

Dr. Zima also conducted a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded study of mental health problems and service use among school-aged children and their parents living in emergency homeless family shelters in LA County. She led an NIMH study on the level of mental health problems, violence exposure, service utilization patterns, and psychotropic medication use among more than 300 school-aged children living in foster care in LA County.

Awards and Honors:

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
University of California, Los Angeles Epidemiology

Publications:

Zima Bonnie T, Bussing Regina, Tang Lingqi, Zhang Lily   Do parent perceptions predict continuity of publicly funded care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder? Pediatrics, 2013; 131 Suppl 1: S50-9.
Zima Bonnie T, Murphy J Michael, Scholle Sarah Hudson, Hoagwood Kimberly Eaton, Sachdeva Ramesh C, Mangione-Smith Rita, Woods Donna, Kamin Hayley S, Jellinek Michael   National quality measures for child mental health care: background, progress, and next steps Pediatrics, 2013; 131 Suppl 1: S38-49.
Bussing Regina, Zima Bonnie T, Mason Dana M, Meyer Johanna M, White Kimberly, Garvan Cynthia W   ADHD knowledge, perceptions, and information sources: perspectives from a community sample of adolescents and their parents The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2012; 51(6): 593-600.
Martin AndrĂ©s, Drell Martin J, Gleason Mary Margaret, Althoff Robert R, Zima Bonnie T   Hats off: journal awards 2012 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012; 51(12): 1335-6.
Zima Bonnie T   A high-risk population revealed Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2011; 62(6): 585.
Zima Bonnie T, Mangione-Smith Rita   Gaps in quality measures for child mental health care: an opportunity for a collaborative agenda Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; 50(8): 735-7.
Bussing Regina, Zima Bonnie T, Mason Dana M, Porter Phillip C, Garvan Cynthia W   Receiving treatment for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: do the perspectives of adolescents matter? The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2011; 49(1): 7-14.
Zima Bonnie T, Bussing Regina, Tang Lingqi, Zhang Lily, Ettner Susan, Belin Thomas R, Wells Kenneth B   Quality of care for childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in a managed care medicaid program Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010; 49(12): 1225-37, 1237.e1-11.
Zima Bonnie T   Weighing scientific evidence: let's keep the blindfold off Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2010; 61(2): 107.
Zima Bonnie T   Little women: building the evidence base for preventing depression in girls Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008; 47(12): 1359-60.
Zima Bonnie T   Tough on crime or tougher on those who need care? Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2008; 59(9): 955.
McMillen J Curtis, Fedoravicius Nicole, Rowe Jill, Zima Bonnie T, Ware Norma   A crisis of credibility: professionals' concerns about the psychiatric care provided to clients of the child welfare system Administration and policy in mental health, 2007; 34(3): 203-12.
Zima Bonnie T   Improving the quality of care for children: let's dance Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2007; 58(5): 591.
Smith Kimberly, Siddarth Prabha, Zima Bonnie, Sankar Raman, Mitchell Wendy, Gowrinathan Rani, Shewmon Alan, Caplan Rochelle   Unmet mental health needs in pediatric epilepsy: insights from providers Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2007; 11(3): 401-8.
Knapp Penelope K, Hurlburt Michael S, Kostello Eric C, Ladd Heather, Tang Lingqi, Zima Bonnie T   Child sociodemographic characteristics and common psychiatric diagnoses in medicaid encounter data: are they valid? The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2006; 33(4): 444-52.
McMillen J Curtis, Zima Bonnie T, Scott Lionel D, Auslander Wendy F, Munson Michelle R, Ollie Marcia T, Spitznagel Edward L   Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among older youths in the foster care system Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005; 44(1): 88-95.
Raghavan Ramesh, Zima Bonnie T, Andersen Ronald M, Leibowitz Arleen A, Schuster Mark A, Landsverk John   Psychotropic medication use in a national probability sample of children in the child welfare system Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2005; 15(1): 97-106.
Zima Bonnie T, Hurlburt Michael S, Knapp Penny, Ladd Heather, Tang Lingqi, Duan Naihua, Wallace Peggy, Rosenblatt Abram, Landsverk John, Wells Kenneth B   Quality of publicly-funded outpatient specialty mental health care for common childhood psychiatric disorders in California Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2005; 44(2): 130-44.
Bussing Regina, Zima Bonnie T, Mason Dana, Hou Wei, Garvan Cynthia Wilson, Forness Steven   Use and persistence of pharmacotherapy for elementary school students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2005; 15(1): 78-87.
Sargent John, Sexson Sandra, Cuffe Steven, Drell Martin, Dugan Timothy, Ferren Peter, Kim Wun Jung, Stubbe Dorothy, Zima Bonnie, Brown Trish   Assessment of competency in child and adolescent psychiatry training Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 2004; 28(1): 18-26.
Bhatara Vinod, Feil Michael, Hoagwood Kimberly, Vitiello Benedetto, Zima Bonnie   National trends in concomitant psychotropic medication with stimulants in pediatric visits: practice versus knowledge Journal of attention disorders, 2004; 7(4): 217-26.
McMillen J Curtis, Scott Lionel D, Zima Bonnie T, Ollie Marcia T, Munson Michelle R, Spitznagel Edward   Use of mental health services among older youths in foster care Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2004; 55(7): 811-7.
Bussing Regina, Zima Bonnie T, Gary Faye A, Garvan Cynthia Wilson   Barriers to detection, help-seeking, and service use for children with ADHD symptoms The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2003; 30(2): 176-89.
Bussing Regina, Zima Bonnie T, Gary Faye A, Mason Dana M, Leon Christina E, Sinha Karabi, Garvan Cynthia Wilson   Social networks, caregiver strain, and utilization of mental health services among elementary school students at high risk for ADHD Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2003; 42(7): 842-50.
Zima Bonnie T   Wife, mother, academic psychiatrist: an enriching balance Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 2003; 27(3): 194-6.
Bhatara Vinod S, Feil Michael, Hoagwood Kimberly, Vitiello Benedetto, Zima Bonnie   Datapoints: trends in combined pharmacotherapy with stimulants for children Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2002; 53(3): 244.
Bussing Regina, Zima Bonnie T, Gary Faye A, Garvan Cynthia Wilson   Use of complementary and alternative medicine for symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2002; 53(9): 1096-102.
Sexson Sandra, Sargent John, Zima Bonnie, Beresin Eugene, Cuffe Steven, Drell Martin, Dugan Timothy, Fox Geraldine, Kim Wun Jung, Matthews Kenneth, Sylvester Carrie, Pope Kayla   Sample Core Competencies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training: A Starting Point Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 2001; 25(4): 201-213.
Stein B D, Zima B T, Elliott M N, Burnam M A, Shahinfar A, Fox N A, Leavitt L A   Violence exposure among school-age children in foster care: relationship to distress symptoms Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2001; 40(5): 588-94.
Zima B T, Bussing R, Yang X, Belin T R   Help-seeking steps and service use for children in foster care The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2000; 27(3): 271-85.
Zima B T, Wells K B, Benjamin B, Duan N   Mental health problems among homeless mothers: relationship to service use and child mental health problems Archives of general psychiatry, 1996; 53(4): 332-8.
Zima B T, Wells K B, Freeman H E   Emotional and behavioral problems and severe academic delays among sheltered homeless children in Los Angeles County American journal of public health, 1994; 84(2): 260-4.
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