Department / Division Affiliations:
Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Pediatric Consultation & Liaison Service
Member, Semel Institute (NPI)
Dr. Bursch received her PhD from Claremont Graduate School in 1990. She is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she has been on faculty since 1994. She is the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Liaison service, overseeing child psychiatry consultations for pediatric medical inpatients. Dr. Bursch is a medical psychologist with clinical and research interests in pediatric pain, palliative care, somatization, and illness falsification. She has presented lectures at professional conferences within the United States and abroad, and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters. She is co-author of a book published in 2012, ôHow Many More Questions?ö Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children, Oxford University Press.