In February 2018, as part of a series of interviews with leading academics and researchers to celebrate the JCPP 60th Anniversary, we asked JCPP Subject Specialist Editor, Professor Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, to give us her reflections about the journal and her current work.
Joan is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and a clinical psychologist. Her current work focuses on interventions and service delivery strategies for improving health and mental health in youth, with an emphasis on suicide/suicide attempt prevention and depression. She has led efforts to disseminate evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent depression and suicide prevention, working across multiple service settings including emergency departments, primary care, mental health, and school settings. Full biography available at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.