Jeanne Miranda, PhD

Core Scientist, Combination Prevention Core

Jeanne Miranda, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. She has focused her research 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 to evaluate an intervention her team developed to provide care for families adopting older children from foster care. She is adapting depression interventions for young women in Uganda and evaluating a government micro-finance program in Uganda. She is recently funded to develop and test a resilience intervention for low-income and minority LGBT populations. 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.