Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2023

Dulce Madrid

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Professor-in-Residence, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Associate Director, UCLA Center for Health Services & Society

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


1984 – Rush Medical College, M.D.
1991 – UCLA,General and Child Psychiatry Residency
1991 – UCLA, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
1991 – UCLA School of Public Health, M.P.H.

Research & clinical interests

Dr. Zima’s research is dedicated to improving the quality of child mental health care, with priority placed on children enrolled in Medicaid-funded outpatient programs and underserved, at risk child populations. Her research spans identification of high unmet need for mental health care among high risk child populations, national pediatric hospitalization resource utilization and costs, validity of national quality measures, pediatric integrated care models, pediatric workforce development, and application of technologies and clinical informatics to improve child mental health care. Her research has received all three national research awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). In addition, Dr. Zima is a Member of the U.S. Child and Adult Core Set Annual Review Workgroup, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Vice Chair of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Quality Care, standing member of the Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum, and AACAP Committee on Research. She is Consulting Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Deputy Editor for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, and Distinguished Fellow of AACAP and APA.

Roles within the division/Fellowship

Course Director of the Research Literacy and Advanced Research Literacy Seminars
Attending in Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinic