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Elizabeth Lizaola, MPH

Elizabeth Lizaola, MPH

Elizabeth Lizaola received her BA in Psychology and Master of Public Health from UC Los Angeles in 2001 and 2005, respectively. Ms. Lizaola was a member of Dr. Marian Sigman’s research group for 7 years and has 7 years of experience at UCLA working in academic research and administration. She is skilled in personnel, fiscal, and office management as well as in research program coordination. In addition to her administrative experience, Ms. Lizaola has worked as a research assistant on several research projects at UCLA’s Semel Institute and School of Public Health. She has extensive experience administering questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with research participants and has been involved in the design and implementation of various coding schemes. Her prior role as a researcher facilitated her understanding of the research process and as such will contribute to her efficiency and effectiveness in addressing the needs of the Center for Health Services and Society.




  • Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Award: Community Partners in Care
  • 2015 UCLA Landmark Award, Community Program of the Year: Community Partners in Care


  • Association for Clinical and Translational Science Joint Team Science Award: Community Partners in Care


  • UCLA Administrative Management Group Certificate for Excellence in Leadership



Ong MK, Jones L, Aoki W, Belin TR, Bromley E, Chung B, Dixon E, Johnson MD, Jones F, Koegel P, Khodyakov D, Landry CM, Lizaola E, Mtume N, Ngo VK, Perlman J, Pulido E, Sauer V, Sherbourne CD, Tang L, Vidaurri E, Whittington Y, Williams P, Lucas-Wright A, Zhang L, Southard M, Miranda J, Wells K. A Community-Partnered, Participatory, Cluster-Randomized Study of Depression Care Quality Improvement: Three-Year Outcomes. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Wells KB, Springgate BF, Lizaola E, Jones F, Plough A. Community engagement in disaster preparedness and recovery: a tale of two cities–Los Angeles and New Orleans. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Sep;36(3):451-66.

Wells KB, Tang J, Lizaola E, Jones F, Brown A, Stayton A, Williams M, Chandra A, Eisenman D, Fogleman S, Plough A. Applying community engagement to disaster planning: developing the vision and design for the Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience initiative. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jul;103(7):1172-80.

Khodyakov D, Stockdale S, Jones A, Mango J, Jones F, Lizaola E. On measuring community participation in research. Health Educ Behav. 2013 Jun;40(3):346-54.

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

Lizaola E, Schraiber R, Braslow J, Kataoka S, Springgate BF, Wells KB, Jones L. The Partnered Research Center for Quality Care: developing infrastructure to support community-partnered participatory research in mental health. Ethn Dis. 2011 Summer;21(3 Suppl 1):S1-58-70.


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