Elizabeth Bromley


Elizabeth Bromley


Email: ebromley@mednet.ucla.edu

Phone: 310-794-3734

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Dr. Bromley’s research focuses on the therapeutic beliefs and institutional contexts that shape clinical practices. Her dissertation examined stakeholder inclusion and priority-setting in schizophrenia research. She and her collaborators have developed a video ethnography method for assessing everyday functioning in schizophrenia; and have explored perceptions of community integration in individuals with serious mental illness. Dr. Bromley has used mixed-methods to evaluate the implementation of recovery and shared decision-making in public mental health clinics. Her current projects focus on research ethics in community-partnered research, mental health stigma, and physician depression.


Bromley E, Kennedy D, Miranda J, Sherbourne CD, Wells KB. The Fracture of Relational Space in Depression: Predicaments in Primary Care Help Seeking. Current Anthropology. 2016. 57:5, 610-631.

Bromley E. Barriers to the appropriate clinical use of medications that improve the cognitive deficits of schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services, Apr;58(4):475-81

Bromley E. At Issue: Clinicians’ concepts of the cognitive deficits of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, May;33(3):648-51

Bromley E, Braslow JT. Teaching critical thinking in psychiatric training: A role for the social sciences. American Journal of Psychiatry, Nov;165(11):1396-401.

Bromley E. Book Review: Revolution in Mind by George Makari. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Spring; 83(1): 214-15.

Bromley E, Brekke JS. Abstract: Ecological validity of cognition and functioning in schizophrenia: A reliable method to assess naturalistic behaviors in everyday contexts. Schizophrenia Bulletin, March; 35(suppl 1): 312.

Bromley E, Brekke JS. Assessing function and functional outcome in schizophrenia. In Swerdlow N (ed). The Behavioral Neurobiology of Schizophrenia and its Treatment. New York, NY: Springer Press.


PhD, Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles (2008)

MD and MA, History of Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

BA, Rice University