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Christina Mangurian

Christina Mangurian, MD

Dr. Mangurian is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine. She is a community psychiatrist dedicated to improving the medical health of people with severe mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). Dr. Mangurian has developed a research program to improve the diabetes screening of people with severe mental illness, focusing on underserved minority populations. Given the significant disparities in health care received by people with severe mental illness, any effort to improve the quality of medical care of this highly vulnerable population are extremely important. Dr. Mangurian has an NIMH Career Development Award (K23) to improve the metabolic screening of these diverse populations with severe mental illness. As part of her K23, Dr. Mangurian will determine the feasibility of implementation of the CRANIUM intervention in a community health clinic to increase diabetes screening and treatment in people with severe mental illness. The CRANIUM intervention is a Culturally competent community mental health clinic transformation that includes a Registry and reminders for laboratory tests, Advice to get testing, peer Navigators to obtain laboratory tests, Informing clients of results status, Umbrella of services, and initiating Medications. Dr. Mangurian has a successful track record in implementation in the public sector, most notably being her work as a Special Coordinator for the Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health to implement health screening of 15,000 outpatients served within the New York State public mental health system (Mangurian et al., 2010). In addition to her research experience, Dr. Mangurian is the Director and Co-founder of the UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship at San Francisco General Hospital. This was the first Public Psychiatry Fellowship in California, and the only one nationally to have a formal mental health services research component. Dr. Mangurian also serves leadership roles in the American Psychiatric Association (APA): Chair of the APA Public Psychiatry Fellowship Selection Committee and Member of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities. She is also the Treasurer of the American Society for Hispanic Psychiatry and the Community Liaison for the UCSF San Francisco General Hospital Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Mangurian received her BA in biology from Reed College. She graduated AOA from the UCSF School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency and chief residency at Columbia University. She also completed the Columbia University Public Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Mangurian joined the faculty at UCSF Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital in 2009. She joined the faculty of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations in 2014. She is in the midst of coursework for the Implementation Science Track of the UCSF Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Research.


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