Community-Based Interventions for Depression

  • Jeanne MirandaEmail author
Part of the Issues in Children's and Families' Lives book series (IICL, volume 8)

Personal Journey: Jeanne Miranda

I began my research career in 1988 at San Francisco General Hospital as an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Having been raised in an impoverished Latino family, I focused my work on low-income and minority populations. Mentored by Drs. Ricardo Munoz and Jacqueline Persons, I developed a research and treatment program for treating depression in low-income and minority patients. My subsequent work has focused on improving depression care for low-income and minority persons.


The report of the Surgeon General on mental health documented significant disparities in access to and the quality of mental health care received by members of racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States, including Latinos (USDHHS, 2001). The report notes that Latinos often lack access to mental health care because they are more likely to be uninsured and underinsured than are White Americans. In addition, White...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor of PsychologyUCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Center for Health Services Research – Semel Institute for NeuroscienceLos Angeles

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