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Jeanne Miranda, PhD

Dr. Jeanne Miranda is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. Her major research contributions have been in evaluating mental health care for poor and minority women. She is evaluating an intervention her team developed for families adopting older children from foster care, adapting depression interventions for young women in Uganda, as well as evaluating governmental social programs there. She has developed and is evaluating a resilience intervention for low-income and minority LGBT populations. She was the Senior Scientific Editor of Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity: A Report of the Surgeon General. She became a member of the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Medicine, in 2005. Dr. Miranda is the 2008 recipient of the Emily Mumford Award for Contributions to Social Medicine from Columbia University.