Elizabeth Bromley

Elizabeth Bromley is a psychiatrist and anthropologist who has served on the faculty in the Semel Institute’s Center for Health Services and Society since 2008. Dr. Bromley earned her B.A.summa cum laude 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 came to UCLA as a VA/Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar in 2003. She completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at UCLA in 2008. Since 2004, Dr. Bromley has been an attending psychiatrist on an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team at the West Los Angeles VA. Her research focuses on the therapeutic beliefs and institutional contexts that shape clinical practices. Her dissertation examined collaboration in the field of cognition research in schizophrenia. She has used mixed-methods to evaluate the implementation of concepts of patient-centeredness, recovery, and shared decision-making in clinic settings. Her current research focuses on research ethics, mental health stigma, and physician wellness.  

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