Bonnie T. Zima, MD

Bonnie T. Zima, MD

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

About

Bonnie T. Zima, MD MPH is a child psychiatrist and health services researcher.  She is Professor-in-Residence and Founding Director of the Mental Health Informatics and Data Science (MINDS) Hub in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She is a national and international leader in child mental health services research. Her 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. She has received continuous extramural funding for her research throughout her career, exceeding $10.5 million. She has authored  more than 120 peer-reviewed research papers in leading scientific journals, 10 book chapters, 72 national or technical reports, and 298 invited presentations. She has received all three national research awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) as well as her Department’s Outstanding Research Mentor Award in 2022. In addition, Dr. Zima is a Member of the U.S. Child and Adult Core Set Annual Review Workgroup for Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (the Academies) Committee on the Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce and its Impact on Child Health and Well-Being, National Advisory Board, Enhancing Systems of Care for Children with Medical Complexity Coordinating Center funded by HRSA, Advisory Group Member for the Partnership for Quality Measurement’s Endorsement and Maintenance Management of Acute and Chronic Committee, Corresponding Member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Committee on Quality Measure and Performance, Co-Chair of the AACAP Healthcare Access and Economics Committee, and Ex-officio Member AACAP Committee on Research. She completed a ten-year term on the Standing Behavioral Health and Substance Use Committee for the National Quality Forum (contract awarded to Battelle in 2023) and a five-year term as Consulting Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a Distinguished Fellow of APA and AACAP.

 

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Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1991
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1990

Fellowship

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1991

Residency

Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1988

Internship

Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1985

Degree

MD, Rush University/Rush Medical College, 1984

Hospital Affiliations

Research

Interests

  • Child mental health services research
  • Quality measures
  • Child mental health informatics and data science

 

Publications

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Recognitions

Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha Omega Alpha

Janet M. Glasgow Award, American Medical Women's Association award for “having graduated first in her class” in medical school

Ginsberg Fellow, Law Committee, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry

CASSP Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Robinson Cunningham Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, best research paper by an early career psychiatrist in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Appreciation Award, Southern California Psychiatric Society

Appreciation Award, Southern California Psychiatric Society

Appreciation Award, APA Scientific Program

Membership, American College of Psychiatrists

Outstanding Research Mentor Award, UCLA Department of Psychiatry

Early Career Health Services Research Award, American Psychiatric Association

Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Catcher in the Rye Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Outstanding Mentor, Presidential Scholar Program, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association

Outstanding Mentor, Jeanne Spurlock Clinical Fellowship, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Outstanding Mentor in Child Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association

Honorary Lecturer, 57th Institute on Psychiatric Services

Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, annual award for “the most significant paper” in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Top Women Southern California Super Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine (every year since 2008)

Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for Research on Attention-Deficit Disorder, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, annual award for the best paper published on ADHD in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Member (IOM President Appointment) Institute of Medicine's Committee to Evaluate the Supplemental Security Income Disability Program for Children with Mental Disorders

Nominating Committee (elected), American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Winner. Code for the Mission Service Track: Focusing on Wellness in the Community (UCLA Annual App Contest)

Nomination, Postdoctoral Mentor Award, UCLA Graduate Education

National Advisor, American Academy of Pediatrics, Young Investigator Award Program

Outstanding Mentor Award, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Member, Child and Adult Core Set Annual Review Workgroup, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (Nominated by APA, AACAP in 2019; reappointed 2020-present)

Member, 2020 Medicaid and CHIP (MAC) Scorecard Workgroup

Member, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (the Academies) Committee on the Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce and its Impact on Child Health and Well-Being (only child psychiatrist)

Outstanding Research Mentor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry

Genius Bar Award. Highest rated reviews (average rating 95%), Journal American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Advisory Group Member, Partnership for Quality Measurement’s Endorsement and Maintenance (E&M) Management of Acute and Chronic Committee. Charge: Provide written feedback on the measures under review to help guide the recommendations group’s discussions during the endorsement meeting.