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

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UCLA Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
M.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1995 - 1999
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
2003 - 2006 UCLA School of Medicine
1999 - 2000 UCSF School of Medicine
2000 - 2003 New York State Psychiatric Institute
2004 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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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

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.


A selected list of publications:

Bromley Elizabeth, Jones Loretta, Rosenthal Marjorie S, Heisler Michele, Sochalski Julie A, Koniak-Griffin Deborah, Punzalan Cristina, Wells Kenneth B   The National Clinician Scholars Program: Teaching Transformational Leadership and Promoting Health Justice Through Community-Engaged Research Ethics AMA journal of ethics, 2015; 17(12): 1127-35.
Mikesell Lisa, Bromley Elizabeth, Young Alexander S, Vona Pamela, Zima Bonnie   Integrating Client and Clinician Perspectives on Psychotropic Medication Decisions: Developing a Communication-Centered Epistemic Model of Shared Decision Making for Mental Health Contexts Health communication, 2015; 17(12): 1-11.
Bromley Elizabeth, Mikesell Lisa, Jones Felica, Khodyakov Dmitry   From subject to participant: ethics and the evolving role of community in health research American journal of public health, 2015; 105(5): 900-8.
Izquierdo Adriana, Miranda Jeanne, Bromley Elizabeth, Sherbourne Cathy, Ryan Gery, Kennedy David, Wells Kenneth   Grandparenting experiences among adults with a history of depression: a mixed-methods study General hospital psychiatry, 2015; 37(2): 185-91.
Gabrielian Sonya, Bromley Elizabeth, Hellemann Gerhard S, Kern Robert S, Goldenson Nicholas I, Danley Megan E, Young Alexander S   Factors affecting exits from homelessness among persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2015; 76(4): e469-76.
Bromley Elizabeth, Mikesell Lisa, Armstrong Nikki Panasci, Young Alexander S   "You might lose him through the cracks": clinicians' views on discharge from Assertive Community Treatment Administration and policy in mental health, 2015; 42(1): 99-110.
Pahwa Rohini, Bromley Elizabeth, Brekke Benjamin, Gabrielian Sonya, Braslow Joel T, Brekke John S   Relationship of community integration of persons with severe mental illness and mental health service intensity Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2014; 65(6): 822-5.
Mikesell Lisa, Bromley Elizabeth, Khodyakov Dmitry   Ethical community-engaged research: a literature review American journal of public health, 2013; 103(12): e7-e14.
Bromley Elizabeth, Gabrielian Sonya, Brekke Benjamin, Pahwa Rohini, Daly Kathleen A, Brekke John S, Braslow Joel T   Experiencing community: perspectives of individuals diagnosed as having serious mental illness Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2013; 64(7): 672-9.
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, 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   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, 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   A collaborative approach to targeted treatment development for schizophrenia: a qualitative evaluation of the NIMH-MATRICS project Schizophrenia bulletin, 2005; 31(4): 954-61.
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.
Bromley Elizabeth, Mikesell Lisa, Khodyakov Dmitry   Ethics and Science in the Participatory Era: A Vignette-Based Delphi Study Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE, 2017; 12(5): 295-309.
Sherbourne Cathy D, Aoki Wayne, Belin Thomas R, Bromley Elizabeth, Chung Bowen, Dixon Elizabeth, Gilmore James M, Johnson Megan Dwight, Jones Felica, Koegel Paul, Khodyakov Dmitry, Landry Craig M, Lizaola Elizabeth, Mtume Norma, Ngo Victoria K, Ong Michael K, Perlman Judith, Pulido Esmeralda, Sauer Vivian, Tang Lingqi, Whittington Yolanda, Vidaurri Ed, Williams Pluscedia, Lucas-Wright Aziza, Zhang Lily, Miranda Jeanne, Jones Loretta, Wells Kenneth   Comparative Effectiveness of Two Models of Depression Services Quality Improvement in Health and Community Sectors Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2017; 68(12): 1315-1320.
Ong Michael K, Jones Loretta, Aoki Wayne, Belin Thomas R, Bromley Elizabeth, Chung Bowen, Dixon Elizabeth, Johnson Megan Dwight, Jones Felica, Koegel Paul, Khodyakov Dmitry, Landry Craig M, Lizaola Elizabeth, Mtume Norma, Ngo Victoria K, Perlman Judith, Pulido Esmeralda, Sauer Vivian, Sherbourne Cathy D, Tang Lingqi, Vidaurri Ed, Whittington Yolanda, Williams Pluscedia, Lucas-Wright Aziza, Zhang Lily, Southard Marvin, Miranda Jeanne, Wells Kenneth   A Community-Partnered, Participatory, Cluster-Randomized Study of Depression Care Quality Improvement: Three-Year Outcomes Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2017; 68(12): 1262-1270.
Bromley Elizabeth, Mikesell Lisa, Whelan Fiona, Hellemann Gerhard, Hunt Marcia, Cuddeback Gary, Bradford Daniel W, Young Alexander S   Clinical Factors Associated with Successful Discharge from Assertive Community Treatment Community mental health journal, 2017; 53(8): 916-921.
Bromley Elizabeth, Eisenman David P, Magana Aizita, Williams Malcolm, Kim Biblia, McCreary Michael, Chandra Anita, Wells Kenneth B   How Do Communities Use a Participatory Public Health Approach to Build Resilience? The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project International journal of environmental research and public health, 2017; 14(10): 916-921.
Miranda Jeanne, Bromley Elizabeth, Izquierdo Adriana, Jones Felica, Wells Kenneth   Surviving Depression: Clinical Qualitative Analysis of Long-Term Survival for Ethnically Diverse, Depressed Patients The Journal of nervous and mental disease, 2017; 205(8): 589-599.
Bayona Erik, Menacho Luis, Segura Eddy R, Mburu Gitau, Roman Fernando, Tristan Consuelo, Bromley Elizabeth, Cabello Robinson   The Experiences of Newly Diagnosed Men Who Have Sex with Men Entering the HIV Care Cascade in Lima, Peru, 2015-2016: A Qualitative Analysis of Counselor-Participant Text Message Exchanges Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking, 2017; 20(6): 389-396.
Starks Sarah L, Arns Paul G, Padwa Howard, Friedman Jack R, Marrow Jocelyn, Meldrum Marcia L, Bromley Elizabeth, Kelly Erin L, Brekke John S, Braslow Joel T   System Transformation Under the California Mental Health Services Act: Implementation of Full-Service Partnerships in L.A. County Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2017; 68(6): 587-595.
Khodyakov Dmitry, Williams Pluscedia, Bromley Elizabeth, Chung Bowen, Wells Kenneth   Using Stakeholder Input to Inform an Innovative Research and Policy Initiative to Improve Depression in Safety Net Communities Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 2017; 11(1): 93-98.
Bromley Elizabeth, Kennedy David, Miranda Jeanne, Sherbourne Cathy Donald, Wells Kenneth B   The Fracture of Relational Space in Depression: Predicaments in Primary Care Help Seeking Current anthropology, 2016; 57(5): 610-631.
Gabrielian Sonya, Young Alexander S, Greenberg Jared M, Bromley Elizabeth   Social Support and Housing Transitions Among Homeless Adults With Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Psychiatric rehabilitation journal, 2016; 473(18): .
Khodyakov Dmitry, Mikesell Lisa, Schraiber Ron, Booth Marika, Bromley Elizabeth   On using ethical principles of community-engaged research in translational science Translational research : the journal of laboratory and clinical medicine, 2016; 171(18): 52-62.e1.

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