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Ranmal Samarasignhe, M.D., Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Ranmal Samarasinghe received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. He completed his residency in adult neurology at UCLA in 2017 and then completed an NIH funded post-doctoral research and clinical fellowship at UCLA from 2017-2020. During this period, Dr. Samarasinghe obtained clinical training in epilepsy and neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring. He also performed research developing stem cell-based models of epilepsy and autism, which is the foundation of his own laboratory.

Dr. Samarasinghe’s laboratory seeks to understand the mechanisms of neural network formation and dysfunction in epilepsy and autism. His efforts are focused on 3D brain-like structures called human brain organoids that are grown in a laboratory dish and that are derived from stem cells. Brain organoids can be generated from the stem cells of individual patients and may provide unique insights into the causes of human neurological diseases such as epilepsy and autism. His laboratory is developing and utilizing multiple methodologies including whole-organoid multiphoton based calcium indicator imaging, voltage sensors, traditional extracellular recordings, high throughput genomic screens, and super-resolution synaptic imaging to interrogate the developmental trajectory of nascent neural networks in organoid models. Dr. Samarasinghe will also continue to manage patients with epilepsy and autism in his clinic and perform neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring for surgical cases performed at UCLA and affiliated hospitals.

Alexander Young, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Titles

Professor and Interim Chair, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Interim Director, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Interim Physician-in-Chief, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Contact Information

Email

PsyChairSemelDir@mednet.ucla.edu

Phone
Work Phone Number: 310-206-1233
Address

Work Address:

760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

 

Dr. Alexander S. Young is a psychiatrist and health services researcher. He is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Interim Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is Interim Physician-in-Chief of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. He is Associate Director of the Veterans Desert Pacific MIRECC Health Services Unit at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Healthcare System. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Clinical Informatics. Dr. Young focuses on community psychiatry, serious mental illness, studying and improving the quality and value of healthcare, implementation science, patient-reported outcomes, and health informatics. He has led research grants studying implementation of effective practices, informatics systems to support improved care, and implementation of interventions to improve care.  Recent grants from VA, NIMH and other funders include studying an internet-based, peer-supported system that provides tailored education regarding diet and exercise to people with mental illness; studying computerized elicitation of preferences of mental health patients; and evaluating a housing first program. He is currently studying the implementation and effectiveness of a Patient-Centered Medical Home model with integrated mental health care to improve the primary care of people with serious mental illness; and use of smart phone data to predict behaviors and symptoms in patients with mental illness.

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Bromley Elizabeth, Mikesell Lisa, Armstrong Nikki Panasci, Young Alexander S   “You might lose him through the cracks”: clinicians’ views on discharge from Assertive Community Treatment Administration and policy in mental health, 2015; 42(1): 99-110.
Chrystal Joya G, Glover Dawn L, Young Alexander S, Whelan Fiona, Austin Erika L, Johnson Nancy K, Pollio David E, Holt Cheryl L, Stringfellow Erin, Gordon Adam J, Kim Theresa A, Daigle Shanette G, Steward Jocelyn L, Kertesz Stefan G   Experience of primary care among homeless individuals with mental health conditions PloS one, 2015; 10(2): e0117395.
Iyer Sharat P, Young Alexander S   Health screening, counseling, and hypertension control for people with serious mental illness at primary care visits General hospital psychiatry, 2015; 37(1): 60-6.
Armstrong Nikki Panasci, Cohen Amy N, Hellemann Gerhard, Reist Christopher, Young Alexander S   Validating a brief version of the Mental Health Recovery Measure for individuals with schizophrenia Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2014; 65(9): 1154-9.
Kertesz Stefan G, Pollio David E, Jones Richard N, Steward Jocelyn, Stringfellow Erin J, Gordon Adam J, Johnson Nancy K, Kim Theresa A, Daigle Shanette G, Austin Erika L, Young Alexander S, Chrystal Joya G, Davis Lori L, Roth David L, Holt Cheryl L   Development of the Primary Care Quality-Homeless (PCQ-H) instrument: a practical survey of homeless patients’ experiences in primary care Medical care, 2014; 52(8): 734-42.
Chang Evelyn T, Wells Kenneth B, Young Alexander S, Stockdale Susan, Johnson Megan D, Fickel Jacqueline J, Jou Kevin, Rubenstein Lisa V   The anatomy of primary care and mental health clinician communication: a quality improvement case study Journal of general internal medicine, 2014; 29 Suppl 2(8): S598-606.
Cohen Amy N, Golden Joya F, Young Alexander S   Peer wellness coaches for adults with mental illness Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2014; 65(1): 129-30.
Kertesz Stefan G, Holt Cheryl L, Steward Jocelyn L, Jones Richard N, Roth David L, Stringfellow Erin, Gordon Adam J, Kim Theresa W, Austin Erika L, Henry Stephen Randal, Kay Johnson N, Shanette Granstaff U, O’Connell James J, Golden Joya F, Young Alexander S, Davis Lori L, Pollio David E   Comparing homeless persons’ care experiences in tailored versus nontailored primary care programs American journal of public health, 2013; 103 Suppl 2(1): S331-9.
Hamilton Alison B, Cohen Amy N, Glover Dawn L, Whelan Fiona, Chemerinski Eran, McNagny Kirk P, Mullins Deborah, Reist Christopher, Schubert Max, Young Alexander S   Implementation of evidence-based employment services in specialty mental health Health services research, 2013; 48(6 Pt 2): 2224-44.
Chinman Matthew, Oberman Rebecca S, Hanusa Barbara H, Cohen Amy N, Salyers Michelle P, Twamley Elizabeth W, Young Alexander S   Erratum to: A Cluster Randomized Trial of Adding Peer Specialists to Intensive Case Management Teams in the Veterans Health Administration The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2013; 48(6 Pt 2): .
Hamilton Alison B, Chinman Matthew, Cohen Amy N, Oberman Rebecca Shoai, Young Alexander S   Implementation of Consumer Providers into Mental Health Intensive Case Management Teams The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2013; 48(6 Pt 2): .
Chinman Matthew, Oberman Rebecca S, Hanusa Barbara H, Cohen Amy N, Salyers Michelle P, Twamley Elizabeth W, Young Alexander S   A Cluster Randomized Trial of Adding Peer Specialists to Intensive Case Management Teams in the Veterans Health Administration The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2013; 48(6 Pt 2): .
Cohen Amy N, Chinman Matthew J, Hamilton Alison B, Whelan Fiona, Young Alexander S   Using patient-facing kiosks to support quality improvement at mental health clinics Medical care, 2013; 51(3 Suppl 1): S13-20.
Niv Noosha, Cohen Amy N, Hamilton Alison, Reist Christopher, Young Alexander S   Effectiveness of a Psychosocial Weight Management Program for Individuals with Schizophrenia The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2012; .
Rost Kathryn, Hsieh Yi-Ping, Xu Stanley, Menachemi Nir, Young Alexander S   Potential disparities in the management of schizophrenia in the United States Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2011; 62(6): 613-8.
Addinall Stephen Gregory, Holstein Eva-Maria, Lawless Conor, Yu Min, Chapman Kaye, Banks A Peter, Ngo Hien-Ping, Maringele Laura, Taschuk Morgan, Young Alexander, Ciesiolka Adam, Lister Allyson Lurena, Wipat Anil, Wilkinson Darren James, Lydall David   Quantitative fitness analysis shows that NMD proteins and many other protein complexes suppress or enhance distinct telomere cap defects PLoS genetics, 2011; 7(4): e1001362.
Young Alexander S, Niv Noosha, Chinman Matthew, Dixon Lisa, Eisen Susan V, Fischer Ellen P, Smith Jeffrey, Valenstein Marcia, Marder Stephen R, Owen Richard R   Routine outcomes monitoring to support improving care for schizophrenia: report from the VA Mental Health QUERI Community mental health journal, 2011; 47(2): 123-35.
Banta Jim E, Andersen Ronald M, Young Alexander S, Kominski Gerald, Cunningham William E   Psychiatric comorbidity and mortality among veterans hospitalized for congestive heart failure Military medicine, 2010; 175(10): 732-41.
Young Alexander   ‘SWINEUPDATE’: Using EMR charting tools as a clinical decision support tool during the H1N1 outbreak WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, 2010; 109(4): 222-3.
Lawless Conor, Wilkinson Darren J, Young Alexander, Addinall Stephen G, Lydall David A   Colonyzer: automated quantification of micro-organism growth characteristics on solid agar BMC bioinformatics, 2010; 11(4): 287.
Young Alexander S   The client, the clinician, and the computer Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2010; 61(7): 643.
Henderson Claire, Jackson Carlos, Slade Mike, Young Alexander S, Strauss Jennifer L   How Should we Implement Psychiatric Advance Directives? Views of Consumers, Caregivers, Mental Health Providers and Researchers Administration and policy in mental health, 2010; .
Cohen Amy N, Glynn Shirley M, Hamilton Alison B, Young Alexander S   Implementation of a family intervention for individuals with schizophrenia Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25 Suppl 1: 32-7.
Hamilton Alison B, Cohen Amy N, Young Alexander S   Organizational readiness in specialty mental health care Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25 Suppl 1: 27-31.
Bystritsky Alexander, Kerwin Lauren, Niv Noosha, Natoli Jaime L, Abrahami Natalie, Klap Ruth, Wells Kenneth, Young Alexander S   Clinical and subthreshold panic disorder Depression and anxiety, 2009; 25 Suppl 1: .
Chin Marshall H, Alexander-Young Morgen, Burnet Deborah L   Health care quality-improvement approaches to reducing child health disparities Pediatrics, 2009; 124 Suppl 3(4): S224-36.
Niv Noosha, Shatkin Jess P, Hamilton Alison B, Unützer Jürgen, Klap Ruth, Young Alexander S   The Use of Herbal Medications and Dietary Supplements by People with Mental Illness Community mental health journal, 2009; 124 Suppl 3: .
Young Alexander S, Klap Ruth, Shoai Rebecca, Wells Kenneth B   Persistent depression and anxiety in the United States: prevalence and quality of care Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2008; 59(12): 1391-8.
Brown Alison H, Cohen Amy N, Chinman Matthew J, Kessler Christopher, Young Alexander S   EQUIP: Implementing chronic care principles and applying formative evaluation methods to improve care for schizophrenia: QUERI Series Implementation science : IS, 2008; 3(12): 9.
Young Alexander S, Niv Noosha, Cohen Amy N, Kessler Christopher, McNagny Kirk   The Appropriateness of Routine Medication Treatment for Schizophrenia Schizophrenia bulletin, 2008; 59(12): .
Hebert, M. Rosenheck, R. Drebing, C. Young, A. S. Armstrong, M.   Integrating peer support initiatives in a large healthcare organization Psychological Services, 2008; 5(3): 216-227.
Chinman, M. Hamilton, A. Butler, B. Knight, E. Murray, S. Young, A.   Mental Health Consumer Providers: A Guide for Clinical Staff Technical Report, 2008; volume(number): pages.
Nuechterlein Keith H, Green Michael F, Kern Robert S, Baade Lyle E, Barch Deanna M, Cohen Jonathan D, Essock Susan, Fenton Wayne S, Frese Frederick J, Gold James M, Goldberg Terry, Heaton Robert K, Keefe Richard S E, Kraemer Helena, Mesholam-Gately Raquelle, Seidman Larry J, Stover Ellen, Weinberger Daniel R, Young Alexander S, Zalcman Steven, Marder Stephen R   The MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery, part 1: test selection, reliability, and validity The American journal of psychiatry, 2008; 165(2): 203-13.
Young Alexander S, Chaney Edmund, Shoai Rebecca, Bonner Laura, Cohen Amy N, Doebbeling Brad, Dorr David, Goldstein Mary K, Kerr Eve, Nichol Paul, Perrin Ruth   Information technology to support improved care for chronic illness Journal of general internal medicine, 2007; 22 Suppl 3(7): 425-30.
Chinman Matthew, Hassell Joseph, Magnabosco Jennifer, Nowlin-Finch Nancy, Marusak Susan, Young Alexander S   The feasibility of computerized patient self-assessment at mental health clinics Administration and policy in mental health, 2007; 34(4): 401-9.
Fremont, A. M. Young, A. S. Chinman, M. Pantoja, P. Morton, S. Koegel, P. Sullivan, G. Kanouse, D.   Differences in HIV care between patients with and without severe mental illness Psychiatr Serv, 2007; 58(5): 681-8.
Azrin, S. T. Huskamp, H. A. Azzone, V. Goldman, H. H. Frank, R. G. Burnam, M. A. Normand, S. L. Ridgely, M. S. Young, A. S. Barry, C. L. Busch, A. B. Moran, G.   Impact of full mental health and substance abuse parity for children in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Pediatrics, 2007; 119(2): e452-9.
Dorr, D. Bonner, L. M. Cohen, A. N. Shoai, R. S. Perrin, R. Chaney, E. Young, A. S.   Informatics systems to promote improved care for chronic illness: a literature review J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2007; 14(2): 156-63.
Young, A. S. Chaney, E. Shoai, R. Bonner, L. Cohen, A. N. Doebbeling, B. Dorr, D. Goldstein, M. K. Kerr, E. Nichol, P. Perrin, R.   Information technology to support improved care for chronic illness J Gen Intern Med, 2007; 22 Suppl 3(number): 425-30.
Young, A. S.   Routinely measuring schizophrenia treatment quality–shortcomings with medical records Med Care, 2007; 45(1): 104; author reply 104-5.
Niv, N. Cohen, A. N. Sullivan, G. Young, A. S.   The MIRECC version of the Global Assessment of Functioning scale: reliability and validity Psychiatr Serv, 2007; 58(4): 529-35.
Chinman, M. Hassell, J. Magnabosco, J. Nowlin-Finch, N. Marusak, S. Young, A. S.   The feasibility of computerized patient self-assessment at mental health clinics Adm Policy Ment Health, 2007; 34(4): 401-9.
Niv, N. Cohen, A. N. Mintz, J. Ventura, J. Young, A. S.   The validity of using patient self-report to assess psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia Schizophr Res, 2007; 90(1-3): 245-50.
Fremont Allen M, Young Alexander S, Chinman Matthew, Pantoja Philip, Morton Sally, Koegel Paul, Sullivan Greer, Kanouse David   Differences in HIV care between patients with and without severe mental illness Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2007; 58(5): 681-8.
Dorr David, Bonner Laura M, Cohen Amy N, Shoai Rebecca S, Perrin Ruth, Chaney Edmund, Young Alexander S   Informatics systems to promote improved care for chronic illness: a literature review Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 2007; 14(2): 156-63.
Niv Noosha, Cohen Amy N, Sullivan Greer, Young Alexander S   The MIRECC version of the Global Assessment of Functioning scale: reliability and validity Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2007; 58(4): 529-35.
Azrin Susan T, Huskamp Haiden A, Azzone Vanessa, Goldman Howard H, Frank Richard G, Burnam M Audrey, Normand Sharon-Lise T, Ridgely M Susan, Young Alexander S, Barry Colleen L, Busch Alisa B, Moran Garrett   Impact of full mental health and substance abuse parity for children in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Pediatrics, 2007; 119(2): e452-9.
Niv Noosha, Cohen Amy N, Mintz Jim, Ventura Joseph, Young Alexander S   The validity of using patient self-report to assess psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia Schizophrenia research, 2007; 90(1-3): 245-50.
Young Alexander S   Routinely measuring schizophrenia treatment quality–shortcomings with medical records Medical care, 2007; 45(1): 104; author reply 104-5.
Sullivan Greer, Kanouse David, Young Alexander S, Han Xiaotong, Perlman Judy, Koegel Paul   Co-location of health care for adults with serious mental illness and HIV infection Community mental health journal, 2006; 42(4): 345-61.
Young, A. S. Cohen, A. N. Mintz, J.   A vignette in the chapter on information systems Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions: Quality Chasm Series, 2006; volume(number): 241-242.
Sullivan, G. Kanouse, D. Young, A. S. Han, X. Perlman, J. Koegel, P.   Co-location of health care for adults with serious mental illness and HIV infection Community Ment Health J, 2006; 42(4): 345-61.
Bogart, L. M. Fremont, A. M. Young, A. S. Pantoja, P. Chinman, M. Morton, S. Koegel, P. Sullivan, G. Kanouse, D. E.   Patterns of HIV care for patients with serious mental illness AIDS Patient Care STDS, 2006; 20(3): 175-82.
Busch, A. B. Huskamp, H. A. Normand, S. L. Young, A. S. Goldman, H. Frank, R. G.   The impact of parity on major depression treatment quality in the Federal Employees’ Health Benefits Program after parity implementation Med Care, 2006; 44(6): 506-12.
Chinman, M. Young, A. S. Hassell, J. Davidson, L.   Toward the implementation of mental health consumer provider services J Behav Health Serv Res, 2006; 33(2): 176-95.
Busch Alisa B, Huskamp Haiden A, Normand Sharon-Lise T, Young Alexander S, Goldman Howard, Frank Richard G   The impact of parity on major depression treatment quality in the Federal Employees’ Health Benefits Program after parity implementation Medical care, 2006; 44(6): 506-12.
Chinman Matthew, Young Alexander S, Hassell Joseph, Davidson Larry   Toward the implementation of mental health consumer provider services The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2006; 33(2): 176-95.
Goldman, H. H. Frank, R. G. Burnam, M. A. Huskamp, H. A. Ridgely, M. S. Normand, S. L. Young, A. S. Barry, C. L. Azzone, V. Busch, A. B. Azrin, S. T. Moran, G. Lichtenstein, C. Blasinsky, M.   Behavioral health insurance parity for federal employees N Engl J Med, 2006; 354(13): 1378-86.
Goldman Howard H, Frank Richard G, Burnam M Audrey, Huskamp Haiden A, Ridgely M Susan, Normand Sharon-Lise T, Young Alexander S, Barry Colleen L, Azzone Vanessa, Busch Alisa B, Azrin Susan T, Moran Garrett, Lichtenstein Carolyn, Blasinsky Margaret   Behavioral health insurance parity for federal employees The New England journal of medicine, 2006; 354(13): 1378-86.
Bogart Laura M, Fremont Allen M, Young Alexander S, Pantoja Philip, Chinman Matthew, Morton Sally, Koegel Paul, Sullivan Greer, Kanouse David E   Patterns of HIV care for patients with serious mental illness AIDS patient care and STDs, 2006; 20(3): 175-82.
Erhart Stephen M, Young Alexander S, Marder Stephen R, Mintz Jim   Clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging radiographs for suspected organic syndromes in adult psychiatry The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2005; 66(8): 968-73.
Young Alexander S, Chinman Matthew, Forquer Sandra L, Knight Edward L, Vogel Howard, Miller Anita, Rowe Melissa, Mintz Jim   Use of a consumer-led intervention to improve provider competencies Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2005; 56(8): 967-75.
Hoge Michael A, Paris Manuel, Adger Hoover, Collins Frank L, Finn Cherry V, Fricks Larry, Gill Kenneth J, Haber Judith, Hansen Marsali, Ida D J, Kaplan Linda, Northey William F, O’Connell Maria J, Rosen Anita L, Taintor Zebulon, Tondora Janis, Young Alexander S   Workforce competencies in behavioral health: an overview Administration and policy in mental health, 2005; 32(5-6): 593-631.
Young, A. S. Chinman, M. J. Cradock-O’Leary, J. A. Sullivan, G. Murata, D. Mintz, J. Koegel, P.   Characteristics of individuals with severe mental illness who use emergency services Community Ment Health J, 2005; 41(2): 159-68.
Erhart, S. M. Young, A. S. Marder, S. R. Mintz, J.   Clinical utility of magnetic resonance imaging radiographs for suspected organic syndromes in adult psychiatry J Clin Psychiatry, 2005; 66(8): 968-73.
Young, A. S. Sullivan, G. Bogart, L. M. Koegel, P. Kanouse, D. E.   Needs for services reported by adults with severe mental illness and HIV Psychiatr Serv, 2005; 56(1): 99-101.
Young, A. S. Chinman, M. Forquer, S. L. Knight, E. L. Vogel, H. Miller, A. Rowe, M. Mintz, J.   Use of a consumer-led intervention to improve provider competencies Psychiatr Serv, 2005; 56(8): 967-75.
Hoge, M. A. Paris, M., Jr. Adger, H., Jr. Collins, F. L., Jr. Finn, C. V. Fricks, L. Gill, K. J. Haber, J. Hansen, M. Ida, D. J. Kaplan, L. Northey, W. F., Jr. O’Connell, M. J. Rosen, A. L. Taintor, Z. Tondora, J. Young, A. S.   Workforce competencies in behavioral health: an overview Adm Policy Ment Health, 2005; 32(5-6): 593-631.
Young Alexander S, Chinman Matthew J, Cradock-O’Leary Julie A, Sullivan Greer, Murata Dennis, Mintz Jim, Koegel Paul   Characteristics of individuals with severe mental illness who use emergency services Community mental health journal, 2005; 41(2): 159-68.
Young Alexander S, Sullivan Greer, Bogart Laura M, Koegel Paul, Kanouse David E   Needs for services reported by adults with severe mental illness and HIV Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2005; 56(1): 99-101.
Young Alexander S, Mintz Jim, Cohen Amy N, Chinman Matthew J   A network-based system to improve care for schizophrenia: the Medical Informatics Network Tool (MINT) Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 2004; 11(5): 358-67.
Chinman Matthew, Young Alexander S, Schell Terry, Hassell Joseph, Mintz Jim   Computer-assisted self-assessment in persons with severe mental illness The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2004; 65(10): 1343-51.
Young, A. S. Mintz, J. Cohen, A. N. Chinman, M. J.   A network-based system to improve care for schizophrenia: the medical informatics network tool (MINT) Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2004; 11(5): 358-67.
Chinman, M. Young, A. S. Schell, T. Hassell, J. Mintz, J.   Computer-assisted self-assessment in persons with severe mental illness Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 2004; 65(10): 1343-51.
Young, A. S. Magnabosco, J. L.   Services for adults with mental illness Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, 2004; volume(number): 177-208.
Young, A. S. Mintz, J. Cohen, A. N.   Using information systems to improve care for persons with schizophrenia Psychiatr Serv, 2004; 55(3): 253-5.
Young Alexander S, Mintz Jim, Cohen Amy N   Using information systems to improve care for persons with schizophrenia Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2004; 55(3): 253-5.
Young Alexander S   Dosages and outcomes Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2003; 54(11): 1547; author reply 1547-8.
Chinman, M. Young, A. S. Rowe, M. Forquer, S. Knight, E. Miller, A.   An instrument to assess competencies of providers treating severe mental illness Mental Health Services Research, 2003; 5(2): 97-108.
Young, A. S. Chinman, M. Rowe, M. Forquer, S. Knight, E. Miller, A.   Competency Assessment Instrument (CAI) secondary-title, 2003; 2003(August 26): pages.
Edlund, M. J. Young, A. S. Kung, F. Y. Sherbourne, C. D. Wells, K. B.   Does satisfaction reflect the technical quality of mental health care? Health Services Research, 2003; 38(2): 631-45.
Young, A. S.   Dosages and outcomes Psychiatr Serv, 2003; 54(11): 1547.
Chinman Matthew, Young Alexander S, Rowe Melissa, Forquer Sandy, Knight Edward, Miller Anita   An instrument to assess competencies of providers treating severe mental illness Mental health services research, 2003; 5(2): 97-108.
Edlund Mark J, Young Alexander S, Kung Fuan Yue, Sherbourne Cathy D, Wells Kenneth B   Does satisfaction reflect the technical quality of mental health care? Health services research, 2003; 38(2): 631-45.
Mares Alvin S, Young Alexander S, Mcguire James F, Rosenheck Robert A   Residential environment and quality of life among seriously mentally ill residents of board and care homes Community mental health journal, 2002; 38(6): 447-58.
Wells Kenneth B, Sherbourne Cathy Donald, Sturm Roland, Young Alexander S, Burnam M Audrey   Alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health care for uninsured and insured adults Health services research, 2002; 37(4): 1055-66.
Cradock-O’Leary Julie, Young Alexander S, Yano Elizabeth M, Wang Mingming, Lee Martin L   Use of general medical services by VA patients with psychiatric disorders Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2002; 53(7): 874-8.
Wells, K. B. Sherbourne, C. D. Sturm, R. Young, A. S. Burnam, M. A.   Alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health care for uninsured and insured adults Health Serv Res, 2002; 37(4): 1055-66.
Cradock, Julie A. Young, Alexander S. Forquer, Sandra L.   Evaluating client and family preferences regarding outcomes in severe mental illness Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 2002; 29(3): 257-261.
Mares, Alvin S. Young, Alexander S. McGuire, James F. Rosenheck, Robert A.   Residential environment and quality of life among seriously mentally ill residents of board and care homes Community Mental Health Journal, 2002; 38(6): 447-458.
Cradock-O’Leary, J. Young, A. S. Yano, E. M. Wang, M. Lee, M. L.   Use of general medical services by VA patients with psychiatric disorders Psychiatric Services, 2002; 53(7): 874-8.
Cradock Julie A, Young Alexander S, Forquer Sandra L   Evaluating client and family preferences regarding outcomes in severe mental illness Administration and policy in mental health, 2002; 29(3): 257-61.
Sullivan, G. Young, A. S. Fortney, S. Tillipman, D. Murata, D. Koegel, P.   Managed care in the public sector: lessons learned from the Los Angeles PARTNERS program J Behav Health Serv Res, 2001; 28(2): 155-63.
Cradock, J. Young, A. S. Sullivan, G.   The accuracy of medical record documentation in schizophrenia Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 2001; 28(4): 456-65.
Young, A. S. Klap, R. Sherbourne, C. D. Wells, K. B.   The quality of care for depressive and anxiety disorders in the United States Archives of General Psychiatry, 2001; 58(1): 55-61.
Young, Alexander S. Kapur, Kanika Murata, Dennis   The time course of treatment costs among patients with severe mental illness Psychiatric Services, 2001; 52(1): 21.
Kapur Kanika, Young Alexander S., Murata Dennis   Risk adjustment for high utilizers of public mental health care The journal of mental health policy and economics, 2000; 3(3): 129-137.
Young, A. S. Forquer, S. L. Tran, A. Starzynski, M. Shatkin, J.   Identifying clinical competencies that support rehabilitation and empowerment in individuals with severe mental illness Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 2000; 27(3): 321-33.
Unützer, J. Klap, R. Sturm, R. Young, A. S. Marmon, T. Shatkin, J. Wells, K. B.   Mental disorders and the use of alternative medicine: results from a national survey American Journal of Psychiatry, 2000; 157(11): 1851-7.
Kapur, K. Young, A. S. Murata, D.   Risk adjustment for high utilizers of public mental health care Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 2000; 3(3): 129-137.
Young, A. S. Grusky, O. Jordan, D. Belin, T. R.   Routine outcome monitoring in a public mental health system: the impact of patients who leave care Psychiatric Services, 2000; 51(1): 85-91.
Belin, T. R. Hu, M. Y. Young, A. S. Grusky, O.   Using multiple imputation to incorporate cases with missing items in a mental health services study Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 2000; 1(1): 7-22.
Belin, T. R. Hu, M. Y. Young, A. S. Grusky, O.   Performance of a general location model with an ignorable missing-data assumption in a multivariate mental health services study Statistics in Medicine, 1999; 18(22): 3123-35.
Young, A. S.   Evaluating and improving the appropriateness of treatment for schizophrenia Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 1999; 7(2): 114-118.
Sullivan, G. Koegel, P. Kanouse, D. E. Cournos, F. McKinnon, K. Young, A. S. Bean, D.   HIV and people with serious mental illness: The public sector’s role in reducing HIV risk and improving care Psychiatric Services, 1999; 50(5): 648-652.
Young, A. S. Sullivan, G.   Patient, provider, and organizational factors associated with poor quality care for schizophrenia [abstract] Abstract Book / Association for Health Services Research, 1999; 16(3): 385-6.
Young, A. S. Sullivan, G. Duan, N.   Patient, provider, and treatment factors associated with poor-quality care for schizophrenia Mental Health Services Research, 1999; 1(4): 201-11.
Young, A. S. Sherbourne, C. D. Wells, K. B. Klap, R. Burnam, M. A.   Quality of care for depressive and anxiety disorders in communities across the United States [abstract] Abstract Book / Association for Health Services Research, 1999; 16(3): 443-4.
Webster, C. Grusky, O. Podus, D. Young, A. S.   Team leadership: Networks differences in women’s and men’s instrumental and expressive relations Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 1999; 26(3): 169-190.
Sturm, R. Gresenz, C. Sherbourne, C. Minnium, K. Klap, R. Bhattacharya, J. Farley, D. Young, A. S. Burnam, M. A. Wells, K. B.   The design of Healthcare for Communities: a study of health care delivery for alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health conditions Inquiry, 1999; 36(2): 221-33.
Kapur, K. Young, A. S. Murata, D. Sullivan, G. Koegel, P.   The economic impact of capitated care for high utilizers of public mental health services: The Los Angeles PARTNERS program experience Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 1999; 26(4): 416-429.
Carlisle, D. M. Leake, B. D. Young, A. S.   Use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat patients hospitalized with depression in California [abstract] Abstract Book / Association for Health Services Research, 1999; 16(3): 142.
Young, A. S. Sullivan, G. Murata, D. Sturm, R. Koegel, P.   Implementing publicly funded risk contracts with community mental health organizations Psychiatric Services, 1998; 49(12): 1579-1584.
Webster, C. M. Grusky, O. Young, A. S. Podus, D.   Leadership structures in case management teams: an application of social network analysis Research In Community & Mental Health, 1998; 9(number): 11-28.
Young, A. S. Sullivan, G. Burnam, M. A. Brook, R. H.   Measuring the quality of outpatient treatment for schizophrenia Archives of General Psychiatry, 1998; 55(7): 611-7.
Young, A. S. Nuechterlein, K. H. Mintz, J. Ventura, J. Gitlin, M. Liberman, R. P.   Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in recent-onset schizophrenia Schizophrenia Bulletin, 1998; 24(4): 629-634.
Young, A. S. Grusky, O. Sullivan, G. Webster, C. M. Podus, D.   The effect of provider characteristics on case management activities Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 1998; 26(1): 21-32.
Sullivan, G. Young, A. S. Morgenstern, H.   Behaviors as risk factors for rehospitalization: implications for predicting and preventing admissions among the seriously mentally ill Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 1997; 32(4): 185-90.
Grusky, O. Podus, D. Webster, C. Young, A. S.   Measuring the cost and outcome effects of case management teams Research in the Sociology of Health Care, 1997; 14(number): 305-325.
Matsuda, K. T. Cho, M. C. Lin, K. M. Smith, M. W. Young, A. S. Adams, J. A.   Clozapine dosage, serum levels, efficacy, and side-effect profiles: a comparison of Korean-American and Caucasian patients Psychopharmacology Bulletin, 1996; 32(2): 253-7.
Young, A. S. Clark, G. H.   Guidelines for community psychiatric practice Practicing Psychiatry in the Community: A Manual, 1996; volume(number): 331-341.
Young, A. S.   Managed care and public sector psychiatry: recent experience and future directions Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1996; 7(1): 46-47.
Vaccaro, J. V. Young, A. S.   The contemporary treatment of individuals with chronic mental illness Practicing Psychiatry in the Community: A Manual, 1996; volume(number): 173-189.
Young, A. S.   The neuroleptic treatment of schizophrenia: dosing strategies, depot preparations and novel medications Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry, 1996; 13(number): 18-26.
Liberman, R. P. Kopelowicz, A. Young, A. S.   Biobehavioral treatment and rehabilitation of schizophrenia Behavior Therapy, 1994; 25(1): 89-107.
Young, A. S. Vaccaro, J. V.   Making clozapine available Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1994; 45(8): 831-2.
Liberman, R. P. Kopelowicz, A. Young, A. S.   Biobehavioural therapy in the rehabilitation of psychotic patients Italian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, 1993; 3(3): 129-138.
Vaccaro, J. V. Young, A. S. Glynn, S.   Community-based care of individuals with schizophrenia. Combining psychosocial and pharmacologic therapies Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 1993; 16(2): 387-399.
Young, A. S.   Negative symptom expression in the course of schizophrenia secondary-title, 1989; volume(number): pages.
Samson, J. A. Young, A. S. Tsuang, M. T.   Negative symptoms in schizophrenia: Depressive or deficit syndrome? Depression in schizophrenics, 1989; volume(number): 53-65.
Faraone, S. V. Young, A. S. Brown, W. A.   Neuroleptic nonresponse and affective symptoms: a 2-year prospective study of schizophrenic outpatients Psychiatry Research, 1989; 28(3): 315-21.
Tschudi, C. Young, A. S. Ruben, L. Patton, C. L. Richards, F. F.   Calmodulin genes in trypanosomes are tandemly repeated and produce multiple mRNAs with a common 5′ leader sequence Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 1985; 82(12): 3998-4002.

Shulamite Green, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Shulamite Green is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA’s Semel Institute. Dr. Green received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA in 2014. Thereafter, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center with a focus on pediatric neuroimaging. Dr. Green is currently the director of the Sensory, Cognitive, and Affective Neurodevelopment (SCAN) lab. Dr. Green’s research integrates multiple neuroimaging techniques with behavioral and psychophysiological methodology to determine the biological mechanisms underlying clinical symptoms in a way that can be directly translated to creating interventions and improving quality of life. Much of Dr. Green’s current research is focused on the neurobiological bases of sensory over-responsivity, a common and impairing condition in which individuals over-react to sensory stimuli in their environments, causing challenges with participation in school, work, family life, and the community. Dr. Green conducted some of the first fMRI work demonstrating brain differences in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) specifically related to sensory over-responsivity, as well as identifying potential brain mechanisms through which some children with ASD regulate their sensory responses. She has continued to build on this work to identify how certain brain areas contribute to or regulate these difficulties and interfere with or facilitate attention and social functioning.

Dr. Green also has a strong interest in the impact of parenting and early caregiving adversity on development, with much of her early work focused on how parenting can confer resilience for children with developmental disabilities. Her current NIH-funded K08 career development award is focused on examining how common and distinct neural, behavioral, and clinical correlates of sensory over-responsivity in children adopted from foster care compared to those with autism.

In addition to the K08 award, Dr. Green’s work has been funded by multiple NIH grants, including a recent R01 from NIMH to study the development of sensory regulation across childhood and adolescence, and has been published in prominent scientific journals including JAMA Psychiatry , the American Journal of Psychiatry , the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Translational Psychiatry . Dr. Green is also the recipient of a dissertation award from the International Society for Autism Research as well as a Brain and Behavioral Research Institute Young Investigator Award.

Dr. Green is passionate about mentoring as well as promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in her lab, the department, and academia in general. She co-leads the teaching and mentoring JEDI group for the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), and holds monthly JEDI meetings in her lab.

Clinically, Dr. Green serves as the autism specialist for UCLA TIES for Families, a program that provides extensive inter-disciplinary services for families adopting children from foster care. Dr. Green conducts autism evaluations and consultations for therapists working with families in this program.

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