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Shaping the Future

Joan Asarnow, Ph.D.

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Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Member, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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A Short Biography:

Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and a clinical psychologist. Dr. Asarnow�s current work focuses on interventions and service delivery strategies for improving health and mental health in youth, with an emphasis on suicide/suicide attempt prevention and depression. She has led efforts to disseminate evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent depression and suicide prevention, working across multiple service settings including emergency departments, primary care, mental health, and school settings. Dr. Asarnow has received grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and MacArthur Foundation. At the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, Dr. Asarnow directs the Youth Stress and Mood Program, a depression and suicide prevention program. This program provides clinical care for youth depression and suicidality, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral treatments, work with families, and community based treatment and service strategies

Publications:

Hilton Robert C, Rengasamy Manivel, Mansoor Brandon, He Jiayan, Mayes Taryn, Emslie Graham J, Porta Giovanna, Clarke Greg N, Wagner Karen Dineen, Birmaher Boris, Keller Martin B, Ryan Neal, Shamseddeen Wael, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Brent David A   Impact of treatments for depression on comorbid anxiety, attentional, and behavioral symptoms in adolescents with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-resistant depression Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013; 52(5): 482-92.
McKowen James W, Tompson Martha C, Brown Timothy A, Asarnow Joan R   Longitudinal Associations Between Depression and Problematic Substance Use in the Youth Partners in Care Study Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 2013; 52(4): .
Rengasamy Manivel, Mansoor Brandon M, Hilton Robert, Porta Giovanna, He Jiayan, Emslie Graham J, Mayes Taryn, Clarke Gregory N, Wagner Karen Dineen, Keller Martin B, Ryan Neal D, Birmaher Boris, Shamseddeen Wael, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Brent David A   The bi-directional relationship between parent-child conflict and treatment outcome in treatment-resistant adolescent depression Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2013; 52(4): 370-7.
Shamseddeen Wael, Clarke Gregory, Keller Martin B, Wagner Karen Dineen, Birmaher Boris, Emslie Graham J, Ryan Neal, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Porta Giovanna, Brent David A   Adjunctive sleep medications and depression outcome in the treatment of serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitor resistant depression in adolescents study Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2012; 22(1): 29-36.
McMakin Dana L, Olino Thomas M, Porta Giovanna, Dietz Laura J, Emslie Graham, Clarke Gregory, Wagner Karen Dineen, Asarnow Joan R, Ryan Neal D, Birmaher Boris, Shamseddeen Wael, Mayes Taryn, Kennard Betsy, Spirito Anthony, Keller Martin, Lynch Frances L, Dickerson John F, Brent David A   Anhedonia predicts poorer recovery among youth with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment-resistant depression Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012; 51(4): 404-11.
Maalouf Fadi T, Porta Giovanna, Vitiello Benedetto, Emslie Graham, Mayes Taryn, Clarke Gregory, Wagner Karen D, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Spirito Anthony, Keller Martin, Birmaher Boris, Ryan Neal, Shamseddeen Wael, Iyengar Satish, Brent David   Do sub-syndromal manic symptoms influence outcome in treatment resistant depression in adolescents? A latent class analysis from the TORDIA study Journal of affective disorders, 2012; 138(1-2): 86-95.
Tompson Martha C, Boger Kathryn Dingman, Asarnow Joan R   Enhancing the developmental appropriateness of treatment for depression in youth: integrating the family in treatment Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 2012; 21(2): 345-84.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Hughes Jennifer L   Modular psychotherapy improves problems in youth with anxiety, depression or conduct disorder more rapidly than standard psychotherapy Evidence-based mental health, 2012; 15(4): 88.
Wagner Karen Dineen, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Vitiello Benedetto, Clarke Gregory, Keller Martin, Emslie Graham J, Ryan Neal, Porta Giovanna, Iyengar Satish, Ritz Louise, Zelanzny Jamie, Onorato Matthew, Brent David   Out of the black box: treatment of resistant depression in adolescents and the antidepressant controversy Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2012; 22(1): 5-10.
Ougrin Dennis, Tranah Troy, Leigh Eleanor, Taylor Lucy, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum   Practitioner review: Self-harm in adolescents Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 2012; 53(4): 337-50.
Asarnow Joan, McArthur David, Hughes Jennifer, Barbery Veronica, Berk Michele   Suicide attempt risk in youths: utility of the Harkavy-Asnis suicide scale for monitoring risk levels Suicide & life-threatening behavior, 2012; 42(6): 684-98.
Wells Kenneth B, Tang Lingqi, Carlson Gabrielle A, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum   Treatment of youth depression in primary care under usual practice conditions: observational findings from Youth Partners in Care Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2012; 22(1): 80-90.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Baraff Larry J, Berk Michele, Grob Charles S, Devich-Navarro Mona, Suddath Robert, Piacentini John C, Rotheram-Borus Mary Jane, Cohen Daniel, Tang Lingqi   An emergency department intervention for linking pediatric suicidal patients to follow-up mental health treatment Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2011; 62(11): 1303-9.
Sakolsky Dara J, Perel James M, Emslie Graham J, Clarke Gregory N, Wagner Karen Dineen, Vitiello Benedetto, Keller Martin B, Birmaher Boris, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Ryan Neal D, McCracken James T, Strober Michael J, Iyengar Satish, Porta Giovanna, Brent David A   Antidepressant exposure as a predictor of clinical outcomes in the Treatment of Resistant Depression in Adolescents (TORDIA) study Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 2011; 31(1): 92-7.
Hughes Jennifer L, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum   Family intervention strategies for adolescent depression Pediatric annals, 2011; 40(6): 314-8.
Shamseddeen Wael, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Clarke Gregory, Vitiello Benedetto, Wagner Karen Dineen, Birmaher Boris, Keller Martin B, Emslie Graham, Iyengar Satish, Ryan Neal D, McCracken James T, Porta Giovanna, Mayes Taryn, Brent David A   Impact of physical and sexual abuse on treatment response in the Treatment of Resistant Depression in Adolescent Study (TORDIA) Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; 50(3): 293-301.
Lynch Frances L, Dickerson John F, Clarke Greg, Vitiello Benedetto, Porta Giovanna, Wagner Karen D, Emslie Graham, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Keller Martin B, Birmaher Boris, Ryan Neal D, Kennard Betsy, Mayes Taryn, DeBar Lynn, McCracken James T, Strober Michael, Suddath Robert L, Spirito Anthony, Onorato Matthew, Zelazny Jamie, Iyengar Satish, Brent David   Incremental cost-effectiveness of combined therapy vs medication only for youth with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-resistant depression: treatment of SSRI-resistant depression in adolescents trial findings Archives of general psychiatry, 2011; 68(3): 253-62.
Vitiello Benedetto, Emslie Graham, Clarke Gregory, Wagner Karen Dineen, Asarnow Joan R, Keller Martin B, Birmaher Boris, Ryan Neal D, Kennard Betsy, Mayes Taryn L, DeBar Lynn, Lynch Frances, Dickerson John, Strober Michael, Suddath Robert, McCracken James T, Spirito Anthony, Onorato Matthew, Zelazny Jamie, Porta Giovanna, Iyengar Satish, Brent David A   Long-term outcome of adolescent depression initially resistant to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment: a follow-up study of the TORDIA sample The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2011; 72(3): 388-96.
Woldu Hiwot, Porta Giovanna, Goldstein Tina, Sakolsky Dara, Perel James, Emslie Graham, Mayes Taryn, Clarke Greg, Ryan Neal D, Birmaher Boris, Wagner Karen Dineen, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Keller Martin B, Brent David   Pharmacokinetically and clinician-determined adherence to an antidepressant regimen and clinical outcome in the TORDIA trial Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; 50(5): 490-8.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum   Promoting stress resistance in war-exposed children Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; 50(4): 320-2.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Porta Giovanna, Spirito Anthony, Emslie Graham, Clarke Greg, Wagner Karen Dineen, Vitiello Benedetto, Keller Martin, Birmaher Boris, McCracken James, Mayes Taryn, Berk Michele, Brent David A   Suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury in the treatment of resistant depression in adolescents: findings from the TORDIA study Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; 50(8): 772-81.
Shamseddeen Wael, Clarke Gregory, Wagner Karen Dineen, Ryan Neal D, Birmaher Boris, Emslie Graham, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Porta Giovanna, Mayes Taryn, Keller Martin B, Brent David A   Treatment-resistant depressed youth show a higher response rate if treatment ends during summer school break Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; 50(11): 1140-8.
Peris Tara S, Bergman R Lindsey, Asarnow Joan R, Langley Audra, McCracken James T, Piacentini John   Clinical and cognitive correlates of depressive symptoms among youth with obsessive compulsive disorder Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 2010; 39(5): 616-26.
Emslie Graham J, Mayes Taryn, Porta Giovanna, Vitiello Benedetto, Clarke Greg, Wagner Karen Dineen, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Spirito Anthony, Birmaher Boris, Ryan Neal, Kennard Betsy, DeBar Lynn, McCracken James, Strober Michael, Onorato Matthew, Zelazny Jamie, Keller Marty, Iyengar Satish, Brent David   Treatment of Resistant Depression in Adolescents (TORDIA): week 24 outcomes The American journal of psychiatry, 2010; 167(7): 782-91.
Tang Lingqi, Duan Naihua, Klap Ruth, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Belin Thomas R   Applying permutation tests with adjustment for covariates and attrition weights to randomized trials of health-services interventions Statistics in medicine, 2009; 28(1): 65-74.
Kennard Betsy D, Clarke Greg N, Weersing V Robin, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Shamseddeen Wael, Porta Giovanna, Berk Michele, Hughes Jennifer L, Spirito Anthony, Emslie Graham J, Keller Martin B, Wagner Karen D, Brent David A   Effective components of TORDIA cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescent depression: preliminary findings Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 2009; 77(6): 1033-41.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Jaycox Lisa H, Tang Lingqi, Duan Naihua, LaBorde Anne P, Zeledon Luis R, Anderson Martin, Murray Pamela J, Landon Christopher, Rea Margaret M, Wells Kenneth B   Long-term benefits of short-term quality improvement interventions for depressed youths in primary care The American journal of psychiatry, 2009; 166(9): 1002-10.
Hans Sydney L, Auerbach Judith G, Nuechterlein Keith H, Asarnow Robert F, Asarnow Joan, Styr Benedict, Marcus Joseph   Neurodevelopmental factors associated with schizotypal symptoms among adolescents at risk for schizophrenia Development and psychopathology, 2009; 21(4): 1195-210.
Ngo Victoria K, Asarnow Joan R, Lange Jane, Jaycox Lisa H, Rea Margaret M, Landon Christopher, Tang Lingqi, Miranda Jeanne   Outcomes for youths from racial-ethnic minority groups in a quality improvement intervention for depression treatment Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2009; 60(10): 1357-64.
Brent David A, Emslie Graham J, Clarke Greg N, Asarnow Joan, Spirito Anthony, Ritz Louise, Vitiello Benedetto, Iyengar Satish, Birmaher Boris, Ryan Neal D, Zelazny Jamie, Onorato Matthew, Kennard Betsy, Mayes Taryn L, Debar Lynn L, McCracken James T, Strober Michael, Suddath Robert, Leonard Henrietta, Porta Giovanna, Keller Martin B   Predictors of spontaneous and systematically assessed suicidal adverse events in the treatment of SSRI-resistant depression in adolescents (TORDIA) study The American journal of psychiatry, 2009; 166(4): 418-26.
Spirito Anthony, Abebe Kaleab Z, Iyengar Satish, Brent David, Vitiello Benedetto, Clarke Gregory, Wagner Karen Dineen, Asarnow Joan, Emslie Graham, Keller Martin   Sources of site differences in the efficacy of a multisite clinical trial: the Treatment of SSRI-Resistant Depression in Adolescents Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 2009; 77(3): 439-50.
Goldstein Benjamin I, Shamseddeen Wael, Spirito Anthony, Emslie Graham, Clarke Greg, Wagner Karen Dineen, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Vitiello Benedetto, Ryan Neal, Birmaher Boris, Mayes Taryn, Onorato Matthew, Zelazny Jamie, Brent David A   Substance use and the treatment of resistant depression in adolescents Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009; 48(12): 1182-92.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Emslie Graham, Clarke Greg, Wagner Karen Dineen, Spirito Anthony, Vitiello Benedetto, Iyengar Satish, Shamseddeen Wael, Ritz Louise, Mccracken James, Strober Michael, Suddath Robert, Leonard Henrietta, Porta Giovanna, Keller Martin, Brent David   Treatment of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-resistant depression in adolescents: predictors and moderators of treatment response Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009; 48(3): 330-9.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Baraff Larry J, Berk Michele, Grob Charles, Devich-Navarro Mona, Suddath Robert, Piacentini John, Tang Lingqi   Pediatric emergency department suicidal patients: two-site evaluation of suicide ideators, single attempters, and repeat attempters Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2008; 47(8): 958-66.
Brent David, Emslie Graham, Clarke Greg, Wagner Karen Dineen, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Keller Marty, Vitiello Benedetto, Ritz Louise, Iyengar Satish, Abebe Kaleab, Birmaher Boris, Ryan Neal, Kennard Betsy, Hughes Carroll, DeBar Lynn, McCracken James, Strober Michael, Suddath Robert, Spirito Anthony, Leonard Henrietta, Melhem Nadine, Porta Giovanna, Onorato Matthew, Zelazny Jamie   Switching to another SSRI or to venlafaxine with or without cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescents with SSRI-resistant depression: the TORDIA randomized controlled trial JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2008; 299(8): 901-13.
Goldstein Risë B, Asarnow Joan R, Jaycox Lisa H, Shoptaw Steven, Murray Pamela J   Correlates of "non-problematic" and "problematic" substance use among depressed adolescents in primary care Journal of addictive diseases, 2007; 26(3): 39-52.
Tompson Martha C, Pierre Claudette B, Haber Fawn McNeil, Fogler Jason M, Groff April R, Asarnow Joan R   Family-focused treatment for childhood-onset depressive disorders: results of an open trial Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, 2007; 12(3): 403-20.
Fordwood Samantha R, Asarnow Joan R, Huizar Diana P, Reise Steven P   Suicide attempts among depressed adolescents in primary care Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53, 2007; 36(3): 392-404.
Jaycox Lisa H, Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Sherbourne Cathy D, Rea Margaret M, LaBorde Anne P, Wells Kenneth B   Adolescent primary care patients' preferences for depression treatment Administration and policy in mental health, 2006; 33(2): 198-207.
Pressman Leah J, Loo Sandra K, Carpenter Erika M, Asarnow Joan R, Lynn Deborah, McCracken James T, McGough James J, Lubke Gitta H, Yang May H, Smalley Susan L   Relationship of family environment and parental psychiatric diagnosis to impairment in ADHD Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2006; 45(3): 346-54.
Baraff Larry J, Janowicz Nicole, Asarnow Joan R   Survey of California emergency departments about practices for management of suicidal patients and resources available for their care Annals of emergency medicine, 2006; 48(4): 452-8, 458.e1-2.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum   Childhood-onset schizotypal disorder: a follow-up study and comparison with childhood-onset schizophrenia Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 2005; 15(3): 395-402.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Jaycox Lisa H, Duan Naihua, LaBorde Anne P, Rea Margaret M, Tang Lingqi, Anderson Martin, Murray Pamela, Landon Christopher, Tang Beth, Huizar Diana P, Wells Kenneth B   Depression and role impairment among adolescents in primary care clinics The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2005; 37(6): 477-83.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Jaycox Lisa H, Duan Naihua, LaBorde Anne P, Rea Margaret M, Murray Pamela, Anderson Martin, Landon Christopher, Tang Lingqi, Wells Kenneth B   Effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention for adolescent depression in primary care clinics: a randomized controlled trial JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2005; 293(3): 311-9.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Tompson Martha C, McGrath Emily P   Annotation: childhood-onset schizophrenia: clinical and treatment issues Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 2004; 45(2): 180-94.
Kennedy Sarah P, Baraff Larry J, Suddath Robert L, Asarnow Joan R   Emergency department management of suicidal adolescents Annals of emergency medicine, 2004; 43(4): 452-60.
Lento Jennifer, Glynn Shirley, Shetty Vivek, Asarnow Joan, Wang Jianming, Belin Thomas R   Psychologic functioning and needs of indigent patients with facial injury: a prospective controlled study Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2004; 62(8): 925-32.
Glynn Shirley M, Asarnow Joan R, Asarnow Robert, Shetty Vivek, Elliot-Brown Karin, Black Edward, Belin Thomas R   The development of acute post-traumatic stress disorder after orofacial injury: a prospective study in a large urban hospital Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 2003; 61(7): 785-92.
Asarnow Joan Rosenbaum, Jaycox Lisa H, Anderson Martin   Depression among youth in primary care models for delivering mental health services Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 2002; 11(3): 477-97, viii.
Wells K B, Kataoka S H, Asarnow J R   Affective disorders in children and adolescents: addressing unmet need in primary care settings Biological psychiatry, 2001; 49(12): 1111-20.
Asarnow J R, Jaycox L H, Tompson M C   Depression in youth: psychosocial interventions Journal of clinical child psychology, 2001; 30(1): 33-47.
Asarnow J R, Tompson M, Woo S, Cantwell D P   Is expressed emotion a specific risk factor for depression or a nonspecific correlate of psychopathology? Journal of abnormal child psychology, 2001; 29(6): 573-83.
Smalley S L, Bailey J N, Palmer C G, Cantwell D P, McGough J J, Del'Homme M A, Asarnow J R, Woodward J A, Ramsey C, Nelson S F   Evidence that the dopamine D4 receptor is a susceptibility gene in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Molecular psychiatry, 1998; 3(5): 427-30.
Asarnow J R, Tompson M C, Goldstein M J   Childhood-onset schizophrenia: a followup study Schizophrenia bulletin, 1994; 20(4): 599-617.
Asarnow R F, Asarnow J R   Childhood-onset schizophrenia: editors' introduction Schizophrenia bulletin, 1994; 20(4): 591-7.
Asarnow J R, Goldstein M J, Ben-Meir S   Parental communication deviance in childhood onset schizophrenia spectrum and depressive disorders Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 1988; 29(6): 825-38.
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