Bonnie Zima, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Bonnie T. Zima, MD, MPH is a child psychiatrist and health services researcher. She is the Associate Director of the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society and Professor-in-Residence (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the unmet need for mental health services among high risk child populations (i.e., homeless, foster care, juvenile justice) and the quality of mental health care for children enrolled in Medicaid-funded outpatient programs. Dr. Zima is a standing member of the Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum’s (NQF) Behavioral Health Measures Project, a past member for the NQF Child Outcomes and Child Health Projects, and member of the APA Council on Quality. She led the first statewide study on quality of publicly-funded outpatient child mental health care which developed and reported adherence to 121 quality indicators. Guided by this research, Dr. Zima led a five-year NIMH-funded study that examined the quality of care and 18-month clinical outcomes among 546 children receiving care for ADHD in primary care and specialty mental health clinics within one of the nation’s largest managed care Medicaid health plans. Building upon this work, she was recently awarded a state contract (as Co-PI) to develop in partnership with the State, a performance measurement system for children receiving mental health care in Medi-Cal funded outpatient programs. The overarching goal is to improve the quality of care for children through improved monitoring of the care delivered and how it relates to clinical outcomes that are meaningful to parents, provides and agency leaders. In addition, Dr. Zima is Principal Investigator (PI) of MH2™, Mobile Health for Mental Health, a web-based application to optimize stimulant medication treatment for children with ADHD served in publicly-funded mental health programs. She is also PI on a five-year study to develop and pilot test integrated care models for children in two Chicago-based programs serving low-income children in high crime neighborhoods. Further, Dr. Zima is Co-Investigator on a three-year PCORI-funded randomized trial of a telehealth intervention to provide mental health services to children served within a network of federally qualified health care centers in Los Angeles County (PI: Coker). Her research has received all three national research awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Dr. Zima is a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders, AACAP’s Work Group on Research, Co-Chair of the Mental Health Work Group for the CHIPRA-AHRQ Center of Excellence for Children with Complex Health Care Needs (PI: Mangione-Smith), and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and AACAP.

Work Titles and Affiliation
UCLA Associate Director, Center for Health Services and Society Professor in Residence, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, 1981 - 1984
B.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1977 - 1981
Fellowship:
1988 - 1991 UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Internship:
1984 - 1985 UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Residency:
1985 - 1988 UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Certifications:
Certifications:
1991 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1990 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certification Type:
1991 University of California, Los Angeles, Epidemiology

Contact Information:

Email Address:

bzima@mednet.ucla.edu

Work Email Address:

bzima@mednet.ucla.edu


Website:

Home Page
Home Page
Home Page

Work Phone Number:

310-794-3714

Mailing Address:

10920 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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 Andrés, 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.
Bardach Naomi S, Coker Tumaini R, Zima Bonnie T, Murphy J Michael, Knapp Penelope, Richardson Laura P, Edwall Glenace, Mangione-Smith Rita   Common and costly hospitalizations for pediatric mental health disorders Pediatrics, 2014; 133(4): 602-9.
Rodday Angie Mae, Parsons Susan K, Correll Christoph U, Robb Adelaide S, Zima Bonnie T, Saunders Tully S, Leslie Laurel K   Child and adolescent psychiatrists' attitudes and practices prescribing second generation antipsychotics Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2014; 24(2): 90-3.
Barnert Elizabeth S, Perry Raymond, Azzi Veronica F, Shetgiri Rashmi, Ryan Gery, Dudovitz Rebecca, Zima Bonnie, Chung Paul J   Incarcerated Youths' Perspectives on Protective Factors and Risk Factors for Juvenile Offending: A Qualitative Analysis American journal of public health, 2015; 105(7): 1365-71.
Kataoka Sheryl H, Podell Jennifer L, Zima Bonnie T, Best Karin, Sidhu Shawn, Jura Martha Bates   MAP as a model for practice-based learning and improvement in child psychiatry training Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 2014; 43(2): 312-22.
Rodday Angie Mae, Parsons Susan K, Mankiw Catherine, Correll Christoph U, Robb Adelaide S, Zima Bonnie T, Saunders Tully S, Leslie Laurel K   Child and adolescent psychiatrists' reported monitoring behaviors for second-generation antipsychotics Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2015; 25(4): 351-61.
Murphy J Michael, McCarthy Alyssa E, Baer Lee, Zima Bonnie T, Jellinek Michael S   Alternative national guidelines for treating attention and depression problems in children: comparison of treatment approaches and prescribing rates in the United Kingdom and United States Harvard review of psychiatry, 2015; 22(3): 179-92.

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Adolescent Adolescent Psychiatry Adult Antipsychotic Agents Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity Attitude of Health Personnel Central Nervous System Stimulants Child Child Behavior Disorders Child Health Services Child Psychiatry Child Welfare Child, Preschool Cohort Studies Community Health Services Community Mental Health Services Culture Demography Depression Depressive Disorder Depressive Disorder, Major Drug Therapy Drug Therapy, Combination Evidence-Based Medicine Follow-Up Studies Foster Home Care Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Health Services Accessibility Health Services Needs and Demand Health Surveys Hispanic Americans Homeless Persons Humans Interview, Psychological Interviews as Topic Juvenile Delinquency Logistic Models Longitudinal Studies Managed Care Programs Medicaid Mental Disorders Mental Health Services Motivational Interviewing Off-Label Use Parents Patient Acceptance of Health Care Patient Care Management Pediatrics Physician's Practice Patterns Prevalence Prisoners Psychiatry Psychometrics Psychotropic Drugs Quality Indicators, Health Care Quality of Health Care Questionnaires Referral and Consultation Risk Factors Sampling Studies Schools Social Support Stress, Psychological Students

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