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Joseph earned his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a Dramatic Writing Fellowship and his screenplay, James Dean America, won the 2014 Screenplay Showcase; he received his BA in American Studies/English from the University of Southern California.  Prior to working at UCLA, Joseph worked as a production assistant and video playback production coordinator for feature films and television shows. He then went on to work at the UCLA Center for Health Services and Society where he was a co-director of Media and Medicine for Communities (now HEArts Program) in which he planned/produced arts events and community outreach events regarding depression and mental health stigma, including his stage play, The One with Friends, which was also a research study to explore how the arts can help promote healing and de-stigmatize mental illness, specifically major depression and anxiety.  Also at UCLA, Joseph co-wrote/co-produced a short film regarding depression and the community-based participatory research project Community Partners in Care study which was accepted into publication.  For PMHP, Joseph manages/creates media content and films/edits video resources.


Skrine Jeffers K, Mango JD, Tang L et al. Impact of Opera on Mental Health Stigma: Pilot of Provider/Community Workshop. Community Ment Health J (2021).

Arevian AC, O’Hora J, Rosser J, Mango JD, Miklowitz DJ, Wells KB. Patient and Provider Cocreation of Mobile Texting Apps to Support Behavioral Health: Usability Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 Jul 29;8(7):e12655.

Mango JD, Lizaola E, Zhang L, Zima BT.  Addressing Depression Stigma Through the Arts Using a Play Inspired by the TV Show Friends. the Behavior Therapist. In Press.

Castillo EG, Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Shadravan S, Moore E, Mensah MO, Docherty M, Aguilera Nunez MG, Barcelo N, Goodsmith N, Halpin LE, Morton I, Mango J, Montero AE, Rahmanian Koushkaki S, Bromley E, Chung B, Jones F, Gabrielian S, Gelberg L, Greenberg JM, Kalofonos I, Kataoka SH, Miranda J, Pincus HA, Zima BT, Wells KB. Community interventions to promote mental health and social equity. Current Psychiatry Reports. Accepted.

Mango JD, Griffith K, Kacsits O, Plaia M, Santostefano A, Flores J, Haywood C, Jones A, Kirkland A, Williams P.  Commentary: Community Partner Experiences in CPPR: What Participation in Partnered Research Can Mean to Community and Patient Stakeholder. Ethnicity & Disease. In press.

Arevian AC, O’Hora J, Jones F, Mango JD, Jones L, Williams P, Booker-Vaughns J, Pulido E, Banner D, Wells K. Participatory Technology Development to Enhance Community Resilience. Ethnicity & Disease. In press.

Mango JD, Saks ER, Skrine Jeffers K, Wells M, Chung B, Jones L, Well KB. Addressing Mental Health Stigma Through the Arts: Development of a Stakeholder-Academic Partnered Program. the Behavior Therapist. 2018 April;41(4):200-08.

Mango J. A Story of Living – and Thriving – With Schizophrenia. The Huffington Post. 2016 Aug 22.

Mango J, Cabiling E, Wright A, Jones F, Jones L, Ramos A, Pulido E, Wells K, Chung B. Community Partners in Care (CPIC): Video Summary of Rationale, Study Approach / Implementation, and Client 6-month Outcomes. 2014.

Khodyakov D, Stockdale S, Jones F, Ohito E, Jones A, Lizaola E, Mango J. On Measuring Community Participation in Research. Health Education & Behavior. 2013 Jun;40(3):346-54.

Khodyakov D, Stockdale S, Jones F, Ohito E, Jones A, Lizaola E, and Mango J. An Exploration of the Effect of Community Engagement in Research on Perceived Outcomes of Partnered Mental Health Services Projects. Society and Mental Health. 2011 Nov 1;1(3):185-199.

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