Lisa S. Meredith

Lisa S. Meredith
Senior Behavioral Scientist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


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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Lisa Meredith is a senior behavioral scientist at RAND, with nearly 40 years of experience as a mental health services researcher. Her current work addresses collaborative care for depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health care provider experiences, health care quality improvement, and psychological aspects of public health preparedness and response. She is currently leading three multi-site randomized controlled trials. One trial, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is evaluating the effectiveness of delivering Written Exposure Therapy as part of collaborative care to improve the management of PTSD among underserved patients in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Another trial, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is comparing the effectiveness of Stress First Aid for frontline health care workers compared with usual care to improve their mental and physical well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. A third trial is funded by the National Institute of Minority and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to evaluate a community health worker–delivered intervention to increase uptake of COVID-19 and influenza vaccination for those with common chronic medical and mental health disorders. She is also a key investigator the current NIMH trial of collaborative care to address the needs of patients with opioid use disorder co-occurring with depression and/or PTSD.

Meredith has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology from Claremont Graduate University.

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Selected Publications

1.Meredith, L. S., Ahluwalia, S., Chen, P. G., Dong, L., Farmer C., Bouskill, K., Dalton, S., Qureshi, N., Blagg, T., Timmins, G. S., Lucy, B., Huilgol, S. S., Han, B., Williamson, S., Watson, P., Schnurr, P., Martineau, M., Davis, K., Cassells, A., Tobi, "Testing an Intervention to Improve Health Care Worker Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic," JAMA Network Open (forthcoming)

3.Meredith, L. S., Wong, E., Osilla, K. C., Sanders, M., Tebeka, M. G., Han, B., Williamson, S. L., Carton, T. W., "Trauma-Informed Collaborative Care for African American Primary Care Patients in Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Pilot Randomized Trial," Medical Care, 60, 2022

2.Meredith, L. S., Wong E. C., Marx B. P., Han B., Korn A. R., Tobin J. N., Cassells A., Williamson S., Franco M., Overa C. C., Holder T., Lin T. J., Sloan D. M., "Design of a hybrid implementation effectiveness cluster randomized controlled trial of delivering written exposure therapy for PTSD in underserved primary care settings," Contemporary Clinical Trials, 138, 2024

4.Meredith, L. S., Komaromy, M., Cefalu, M., M., Murray-Krezan, C., Page, K., Osilla, K. C., Dopp, A. R., Leamon, I., Tarhuni, L., Hindmarch, G., Jacobsohn, V., Watkins, K. E. & the CLARO Study Group., "Design of CLARO (Collaboration Leading to Addiction Treatment and Recovery from other Stresses): A randomized trial of collaborative care for opioid use disorder and co-occurring depression and/or posttratumatic stress disorder," Contemporary Clinical Trials, 104, 2021

4.Dong, L., Meredith, L. S., Farmer, C.M., Ahluwalia, S. C., Chen, P. G., Bouskill, K., Han, B., Qureshi, N, Dalton, S., Watson, P., Schnurr, P. P., Davis, K., Tobin, J. N., Cassells, A., Gidengil, C. A., "Protecting the mental and physical well-being of frontline health care workers during COVID-19: Study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial. ," Contemporary Clinical Trials, 117, 2022

5.Meredith, L. S., Bouskill, K., Chang, J., Larkin, J., Motala, A., & Hempel, S., "Predictors of burnout among U.S. healthcare providers: A systematic review," BMC Open, 12, 2022

Meredith, L. S., Seelam, R.m, Stein, B. S., Parast, L., Shadel W. G., & D'Amico, E. J., "Adolescents with better mental health have less problem alcohol use six months later," Addictive Behaviors, 95, 2019

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), 2016