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Shaping the Future
RESEARCH

Bonnie Zima, M.D.

Contact Information:

Work Phone Number:

310-794-3714

Mailing Address:

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

Email Address:

bzima@mednet.ucla.edu

Work Email Address:

bzima@mednet.ucla.edu

Associate Director, Center for Health Services and Society

Professor in Residence, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Member, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

CTSI

Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP)


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 Forumís (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 nationís 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 MH2ô, 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, AACAPís 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.

Awards and Honors:

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

Selected 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.
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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