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Patricia E. Lester, MD

Neurodevelopmental Disorders| Child and Adolescent Psychiatry| Clinical Neurophysiology
Primary Location
UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health
760 Westwood Plaza
Suite A8-216
Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone
Fax
310-267-1908

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2001

Fellowship

UCLA School of Medicine, 2000

Residency

UCSF Department of Psychiatry, 1997

Internship

UCSF Department of Psychiatry, 1994

Degree

UCSF School of Medicine, MD, 1993

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Research

Interests

Family-centered care, Preventive Interventions, Trauma and Resilience, Military-connected children and families

Publications

Lester P, Liang LJ, Milburn N, Mogil C, Woodward K, Nash W, ... & Beardslee W. Evaluation of a family-centered preventive intervention for military families: parent and child longitudinal outcomes. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2016; 55(1), 14-24

 

Mustillo S, Wadsworth SM, & Lester P. Parental Deployment and Well-Being in Children Results from a New Study of Military Families. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2016; 24(2), 82-91.

 

Lester P, Aralis H, Sinclair M, Kiff C, Lee KH, Mustillo S, & Wadsworth SM. The Impact of Deployment on Parental, Family and Child Adjustment in Military Families. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 2016; 1-12.

 

Jeffrey, J, Mitchell, D, Kuo, T, Beardslee, W, Lester, P. “Screening for and managing parental depression within the primary care setting to prevent adverse child health outcomes”, J Community Med Public Health Care 2018, 5: 037.

 

Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Quan M, Horton J, Ryan GW, Kataoka S, Lester P, Milburn NG, Gelberg L. Youth Growing Up in Families Experiencing Parental Substance Use Disorders and Homelessness: A High-Risk Population. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2019 Dec;29(10):773-782. doi: 10.1089/cap.2019.0011. Epub 2019 May 16. PMID: 31094577; PMCID: PMC6885756.

 

Barish G, Aralis H, Elbogen E, Lester P (2019).  A Mobile App for Patients and Those Who Care About Them: A Case Study for Veterans with PTSD + Anger.   PervasiveHealth'19: Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. https://doi.org/10.1145/3329189.3329248

 

 

Hajal NJ, Aralis HJ, Kiff CJ, Wasserman MM, Paley B, Milburn NG, Mogil C, Lester P. Parental Wartime Deployment and Socioemotional Adjustment in Early Childhood: The Critical Role of Military Parents' Perceived Threat During Deployment. J Trauma Stress. 2020 Jun;33(3):307-317. doi: 10.1002/jts.22475. Epub 2020 Mar 31. PMID: 32233043.

 

Hajal NJ, Aralis HJ, Kiff CJ, Wasserman MM, Paley B, Milburn NG, Mogil C, Lester P. Parental Wartime Deployment and Socioemotional Adjustment in Early Childhood: The Critical Role of Military Parents' Perceived Threat During Deployment. J Trauma Stress. 2020 Jun;33(3):307-317. doi: 10.1002/jts.22475.

 

Mogil, C., Hajal, N., Aralis, H. Paley B, Milburn N, Barrerra, W, Kiff C, Beardslee W, Lester P.  A Trauma-Informed, Family-Centered, Virtual Home Visiting Program for Young Children: One-Year Outcomes. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-021-01181-y.

 

Lester P, Mogil C, Milburn N, Murthy G, Sherin J. A Public Partnership to Support Well-Being: Population Health Implementation of Trauma and Resilience Informed Care Across Child and Family Ecosystems. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2021 Oct;30(4):737-750. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2021.07.002. PMID: 34538445.