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Lisa R. Fortuna

Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv, is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. She is currently assistant professor of psychiatry and director of child and adolescent multicultural health research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her research interests include Latino and immigrant mental health services research, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adolescent substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders in adolescence. Fortuna received a K23 Patient Oriented Career Development Award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and she is currently working on a therapy development study for adolescents with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders. Fortuna is involved in translational research, adapting evidence-based interventions for community and school- based prevention, and mental health interventions with youth, including those at risk of gang or juvenile detention involvement.
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