Isabel T. Lagomasino, MD, MSHS, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, USC Keck School of Medicine, received a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Miami School of Medicine and Master of Science in Health Services from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Lagomasino's areas of research interest include improving the quality of mental health services for underserved minorities, integration of mental health and primary care services in public sector systems, evidence-based treatments for depressive disorders, and patient education and empowerment strategies.
2005-2006 Pilot Project, "Improving depression treatment for older minority adults in public sector care." Dr. Lagomasino's RCMAR/CHIME-funded project was based on a desire to improve access to quality depression care for older, low-income, minority adults in a public sector geriatric clinic that served mostly Spanish-speaking Latinos, and the purpose was to test assessments and treatments in order to lay the groundwork for a larger study of quality improvement for depressed older minorities.
Pilot Project Publiction:
Stockdale SE, Lagomasino IT, Siddique J, McGuire T, Miranda J. Racial and ethnic disparities in detection and treatment of depression and anxiety among psychiatric and primary health care visits. Medical Care. 2008 Jul;46(7):668-77. PMID: 18580385. PMCID: PMC3956700.