Lauren Brookman-Frazee

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
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    University of California, San DiegoPostdoctoral Fellowship2007Mental Health Services Research
    University of California, Santa BarbaraPh.D.2004Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology
    University of California, Santa BarbaraM.A.2001Counseling Psychology
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    University of California San Diego2023Inclusive Excellence Award University-Wide Faculty Recipient
    University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry2023Faculty Champion of Diversity
    SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology2020Advancement of Student Development (Teaching) Award
    University of California, San Diego2017Faculty Integrity Award
    Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy 2016Transformational Contribution Award, Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities SIG
    National Institute of Mental Health2010  - 2011Implementation Research Institute Fellow

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    The overarching goal of Dr. Brookman-Frazee’s community-partnered research is to improve the effectiveness of community services for children with mental health and developmental needs.

    In the area of autism implementation research, one of her major contributions has been to develop and test the “AIM HI” intervention for delivery in publicly-funded mental health services. Dr. Brookman-Frazee and her team completed a randomized community effectiveness trial in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties demonstrating the positive impacts of training community therapists to deliver AIM HI on therapist practice and child and family outcomes. In a subsequent trial conducted throughout California, Dr. Brookman-Frazee’s team tested the effectiveness of multiple implementation strategies paired with AIM HI on community therapist fidelity of AIM HI delivery and subsequent child outcomes. Additionally, she led a linked study testing a cultural enhancement to AIM HI for Latino/a/x families.

    A second major research area is focused on studying system-driven implementation of multiple evidence-based interventions for common childhood mental health problems in community mental health services. In a large, observational study, Dr. Brookman-Frazee and her colleagues examined system, organization, and provider level factors that influenced sustained delivery of interventions through the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. In a subsequent study, Dr. Brookman-Frazee and her colleagues are developing pragmatic measures for assessing community therapist delivery strategies common in evidence-based interventions for common children’s mental health targets (Trauma, Behaviors, Anxiety, Depression).

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    Center for Team Effectiveness to Accelerate EBP Implementation in Children's Mental Health Services
    NIH/NIMH P50MH126231Aug 5, 2022 - May 31, 2027
    Role: Contact Principal Investigator
    Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program
    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) T73MC42027-01-00Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2026
    Role: Project Director
    Refining and Implementing Technology-Enhanced Family Navigation to Promote Early Access and Engagement with Mental Health Services for Youth with Autism
    NIH R34MH120190Aug 15, 2020 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Adapting the PUENTE Program for Sustainment and Scale Up
    California Department of Developmental Services/ San Diego Regional Center Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Randomized trial of a leadership and organizational change strategy to improve the implementation and sustainment of digital measurement-based care in youth mental health services
    NIH R01MH119127Jun 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Adapting an ASD Executive Functioning Intervention for Implementation in Children's Mental Health Services
    NIH K23MH115100Sep 11, 2018 - Aug 31, 2022
    Role: Mentor
    Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services
    NIH R01MH112536Jun 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Adapting and Implementing an Integrated Care Model for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Psychiatric Comorbidity
    NIH K23MH110602Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Mentor
    High School SUCCESS: Vocational Soft Skills Program for Transition-Age ASD Youth
    NIH R34MH111491Feb 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    1/2 Effectiveness of a Multi-Level Implementation Strategy for ASD Interventions
    NIH R01MH111950Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    2/2 Effectiveness of a Multi-Level Implementation Strategy for ASD Interventions
    NIH R01MH111981Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Evaluation of implementation factors for ASD services in school settings
    NIH K01MH109574Jun 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Mentor
    Supported Employment, Cognitive Enhancement, Social Skills Program for ASD Adult
    NIH R34MH104289Sep 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Sustainment of Multiple EBP's Fiscally Mandated in Children's MH Services
    NIH R01MH100134Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Optimization of Fidelity Procedures for Pivotal Response Training in Autism
    NIH R33MH097033Sep 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Effectiveness and Implementation of a Mental Health Intervention for ASD
    NIH R01MH094317Apr 5, 2012 - Jan 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Research on Infant/Toddler Mental Health: Building a Community Partnership
    NIH R21MH083893Apr 15, 2009 - Mar 31, 2012
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Translating Autism Intervention for Mental Health Services via Knowledge Exchange
    NIH K23MH077584May 1, 2007 - Mar 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Integrating Evidence and Practice of Youth Psychotherapy
    NIH 3R01MH066070-02S1Sep 1, 2002 - Jul 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator of Diversity Supplement
    Parent Empowerment &Interventions for Children w/Autism
    NIH F31MH065219Sep 27, 2001 - Jun 30, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator

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