Lisa S. Meredith

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Senior Behavioral Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in applied social psychology, Claremont Graduate University; M.A. in general experimental psychology, California State University, Northridge; B.A. in psychology, California State University, Northridge

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Overview

Lisa Meredith is a senior behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation, professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and a research scientist at the Veterans Administration (VA) HSR&D Center of Excellence for Innovation, Implementation and Policy. She is nationally recognized for her research on mental health services, health care provider behavior, and primary care quality improvement. She has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Department of Health and Human Services, the VA, Los Angeles County (LAC), the Army, and the Department of Defense (DoD). Meredith recently completed a 5-year NIMH multi-site randomized trial examining the effectiveness of collaborative care for PTSD in primary care community health centers. She leads three survey evaluations of primary care professional experiences with the VA's patient-centered medical homes and is co-leading a DoD study to understand primary care provider training needs for treating mild traumatic brain injury. She helped LAC prepare hospitals and clinics for addressing the psychological aspects of large-scale public health emergencies, identified the factors associated with psychological resilience in the U.S. military, led the RWJF evaluation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Breakthrough Series Learning Collaborative for depression, and was a lead Investigator of RAND's Invisible Wounds study. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications, served on national scientific review committees (NIMH, AHRQ, DoD), and was Deputy Editor of Medical Care (2002-2007). She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Claremont Graduate University.

Research Focus

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Research Scientist, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior

Recent Projects

  • Alcohol Screening in an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Adolescents in Primary Care
  • Accelerating the Implementation of Comprehensive Women's Health Care for the VA
  • Improving PTSD Management in Primary Care
  • Promoting Resilience in the Military
  • Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Demo Lab

Selected Publications

L. S., Eisenman, D. P., Han, B., Green, B. L., Kaltman, S., Wong, E. C., Sorbero, M., Vaughan, C., Cassells, A., Zatzick, D., Diaz, C., Hickey, S., Kurz, J., & Tobin, J. N., "Impact of the Violence and Stress Assessment (ViStA) program to improve PTSD management in primary care: A randomized controlled trial," Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31(509):517, 2016

Meredith, S., Sherbourne, C., Gaillot, S., J., Hansell, L., Ritschard, H.V., Parker, A.M., Wrenn, G., Promoting Psychological Resilience in the U.S. Military, RAND Corporation (MG-966-OSD), 2011

Meredith L.S., Zazzali, J.L., Shields, S., Eisenman, D.P., Alsabagh, H., "Psychological effects of patient surge in large-scale emergencies: a quality improvement tool for hospital and clinic capacity planning and response," Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 25:115-6, 2010

Meredith, L. S., Stein, B. D., Paddock, S. M., Jaycox, L. H., Quinn, V. P., Chandra, A., et al., "Perceived barriers to treatment for adolescent depression," Medical Care, 47:677-685, 2009

Meredith, L. S., Eisenman, D. P., Green, B. L., Basurto-Davila, R., Cassells, A., & Tobin, J. N., "System factors affect the recognition and management of post-traumatic stress disorder by primary care clinicians," Medical Care, 47:686-694, 2009

Meredith, L. S., Cheng, W. J. Y., Hickey, S. C., & Dwight-Johnson, M., "Factors associated with primary care clinician choice of a watchful waiting approach to managing depression," Psychiatric Services, 58:72-78, 2007

Meredith, L. S., Eisenman, D. P., Rhodes, H., Ryan, G., Long, A., "Trust influences response to public health messages during a bioterrorist event," Journal of Health Communication, 12:217-232, 2007

Meredith, L. S., Mendel, P., Pearson, M, Wu, S. Y. Joyce, G., Straus, J. B., et al., "Implementation and maintenance of quality improvement for treating depression in primary care," Psychiatric Services, 57:48-55, 2006

Commentary

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Vulnerable Populations

    June is National PTSD Awareness Month and June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day, providing an opportunity to recognize the challenges faced by survivors of trauma who live with PTSD symptoms. RAND research is helping increase awareness about the disorder and inform policy about how to prevent and address it.

    Jun 26, 2012

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