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Qualitative Researcher

Alethea Marti is a linguistic anthropologist with a PhD/MA from UCLA and a BA in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley. She conducts qualitative discourse analysis for Dr. Bonnie Zima’s Mobile Health for Mental Health (MH2) pilot, as well as translating and piloting the Spanish version, Salud Móvil para Salud Mental (SM2). She is also working under Dr. Zima on an overview standardized outcomes measures used in community child mental health care, contracted by the state of California.

Her research interests include discourse and narrative analysis, families’ development of understandings about mental health care, and cultural and linguistic communication issues for Limited English Proficiency immigrant parents.

Dr. Marti is certified as a volunteer Spanish/English medical interpreter through UCLA’s Employee Volunteer Interpreting Program.


  • Mental Health Services Act Outcome Measures Project
  • Mobile Health for Mental Health, MH2™


  • 2016 Code for the Mission App Winner (MH2™)

Selected Publications

  • Zima BT, Marti FA, Lee CE, Pourat N. Selection of a child clinical outcome measure for statewide use in publicly funded outpatient mental health programs. Psychiatric Services. 2019.
  • Mikesell LM, Marti FA, Guzmán JR, Mccreary M, Zima B. Affordances of mHealth technology and the structuring of clinic communication. Journal of Applied Communication Research. 2018;46(3):323-347.
  • Pourat N, Zima BT, Marti FA, Lee C. California Child Mental Health Performance Outcomes System: Recommendation ReportCalifornia Department of Health Care Services; 2016.
  • Archangeli C, Marti FA, Wobga-Pasiah E, Zima BT. Mobile health interventions for psychiatric conditions in children: A scoping review. In Health Information Technology for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry [Special Issue]. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2017 Jan;26(1):13-31.
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