Elizabeth Bromley is a psychiatrist and medical anthropologist. She is Associate Professor in Residence in the Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Anthropology at UCLA. Sheis the Director of the UCLA-DMH Public Mental Health Partnership which provides training and implementation support to public mental health clinic teams that serve individuals with severe mental illness. Between 2004 and 2018, Dr. Bromley was Medical Director for the Greater Los Angeles VA Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program. Her research has focused on the beliefs and concepts that underlie caregiving practices and the extent to which they match therapeutic action to patient experience. Dr. Bromley also has a research interest in physician identity and physician emotional experience, particularly as they pertain to the problem of suicide among physicians.
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.