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Elizabeth Bromley is a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist. She is Associate Professor in Residence in the Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Anthropology at UCLA. Dr. Bromley is the Director of the UCLA-DMH Public Mental Health Partnership which provides training and implementation support to public mental health clinic teams that serve individuals with severe mental illness. Between 2004 and 2018, she was Medical Director for the Greater Los Angeles VA Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program. Her research has focused on the beliefs and concepts that underlie caregiving practices and the extent to which they match therapeutic action to patient experience. Dr. Bromley also has a research interest in physician identity and physician emotional experience, particularly as they pertain to the problem of suicide among physicians.

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 was a UCLA/VA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar from 2004-06. She completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2008.

Selected Publications

  • Bromley E, Eisenman D, Magana A, Williams M, Kim B, McCreary M, Chandra A, Wells KB. How Do Communities Use a Participatory Public Health Approach to Build Resilience? The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Oct 21;14(10).
  • Bromley E, Mikesell L, Khodyakov D. Ethics and Science in the Participatory Era: A Vignette-Based Delphi Study. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2017 Dec;12(5):295-309.
  • Bromley E, Kennedy D, Miranda J, Sherbourne CD, Wells KB. The Fracture of Relational Space in Depression: Predicaments in Primary Care Help Seeking. Current Anthropology. 2016. 57:5, 610-631.
  • Bromley E. Barriers to the appropriate clinical use of medications that improve the cognitive deficits of schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services, Apr;58(4):475-81
  • Bromley E. At Issue: Clinicians’ concepts of the cognitive deficits of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, May;33(3):648-51
  • Bromley E, Braslow JT. Teaching critical thinking in psychiatric training: A role for the social sciences. American Journal of Psychiatry, Nov;165(11):1396-401.
  • Bromley E. Book Review: Revolution in Mind by George Makari. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Spring; 83(1): 214-15.
  • Bromley E, Brekke JS. Abstract: Ecological validity of cognition and functioning in schizophrenia: A reliable method to assess naturalistic behaviors in everyday contexts. Schizophrenia Bulletin, March; 35(suppl 1): 312.
  • Bromley E, Brekke JS. Assessing function and functional outcome in schizophrenia. In Swerdlow N (ed). The Behavioral Neurobiology of Schizophrenia and its Treatment. New York, NY: Springer Press.
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