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Elizabeth Bromley, M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth Bromley is a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist. She has been a faculty member in the Center since 2008. 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. Dr. Bromley's research focuses on the therapeutic beliefs and institutional contexts that shape clinical practices. Her dissertation examined stakeholder inclusion and priority-setting in schizophrenia research. She and her collaborators have developed a video ethnography method for assessing everyday functioning in schizophrenia; and have explored perceptions of community integration in individuals with serious mental illness. Dr. Bromley has used mixed-methods to evaluate the implementation of recovery and shared decision-making in public mental health clinics. Her current projects focus on research ethics in community-partnered research, mental health stigma, and physician depression.