Jeanne Miranda

Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA.  She is a mental health services researcher who has focused her work on providing mental health care to low-income and minority communities. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Kansas and completed post-doctoral training at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Miranda's major research contributions have been in evaluating the impact of mental health care for ethnic minority communities.. She is currently working with two community partners, TIES for Families and the Center for Adoption Support and Education to evaluate an intervention her team developed to provide care for families adopting older children from foster care. She is also working to develop appropriate depression interventions for young women in Uganda and evaluating a government micro-finance program in Uganda. Dr. Miranda is an investigator in two UCLA centers focusing on improving disparities in health care for ethnic minorities.  She was the Senior Scientific Editor of Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, published August 2001. She became a member of the Institute of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Miranda is the 2008 recipient of the Emily Mumford Award for Contributions to Social Medicine from Columbia University.

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  • Post-Doctoral, University of California, San Francisco, CA
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Areas of Interest

  • Mental Health Care in Ethnic Minority Communities
  • Health Care Disparities in Minority Communities

Selected Publications

  • Miranda J, Duan N, Sherbourne C, Schoenbaum M, Lagomasino I, Jackson-Triche M, Wells KB. Can Quality Improvements Interventions Improve Care and Outcomes for Depressed Minorities? Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Health Services Research, 38(2):613-630, 2003
  • Miranda J, Chung JY, Green BL, Krupnick J, Siddique J, Revicki DA, Belin T. Treating Depression in Predominantly Low-Income Young Minority Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of American Medical Association, 290(1):57-65, 2003
  • Miranda J, Azocar F, Organista K, Dwyer E, Arean P. Treatment of Depression among Impoverished Primary Care Patients from Ethnic Minority Groups Disadvantaged Medical Patients. Psychiatric Services, 54(2):219-25, 2003
  • Miranda, J., Schoenbaum, M., Sherbourne, C., Duan, N., & Wells, K. The effects of primary care depression treatment on minority patients' clinical status and employment. Archives of General Psychiatry, 61(8):827-34, 2004
  • Miranda J., & Cooper L.A. Disparities in Care for Depression Among Primary Care Patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 19(2):120-126(7), 2004
  • Miranda J, Siddique J, Belin TR, Kohn-Wood LP. Depression Prevalence in Disadvantaged Young Black Women: African and Caribbean Immigrants Compared to US-born African Americans. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatry Epidemiology, 40:253-258, 2005
  • Miranda J, Green BL, Krupnick JL, Chung J, Siddique J, Belin T, Revicki D. One-year Outcomes of a Randomized Clinical Trial Treating Depression in Low-Income Minority Women. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Vol. 62(7), 815-835 (2006)
  • Cook, B., McGuire, T., Miranda, J. Measuring Trends in Mental Health Care Disparities, 2000-2004. Psychiatric Services. Vol.58 (12), 1533-1540, 2007
  • Nadeen, E., Lange, J., Edge, D., Fongwa, M., Miranda,J., Does Stigma Keep Poor Young Immigrant and U.S.-born Black and Latina Women from Seeking Mental Health Care? Psychiatric Services. 2007; 58 (12):1547
  • Stockdale, S., Lagomasino, I., Siddique, J., McGuire, T., Miranda, J. (2008) Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Detection and Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Among Psychiatric and Primary Health Care Visits, 1995-2005. Medical Care.