Ann Marie Yamada, PhD

Title(s)Associate Dean of Inclusion and Diversity
SchoolSchool of Social Work
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    Ann Marie Yamada joined the faculty in 2003 as an assistant professor after completing a National Institute of Mental Health-funded fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of cultural research methodology and cultural competence. She is especially interested in enhancing the cultural relevance of community mental health services for adults and older adults with severe mental illness. Her current research is focused on developing faith-based services for Asian Americans and other under-represented groups with documented disparities in mental health service use.

    As a Degree Fellow at the East West Center in Honolulu, Dr. Yamada received a PhD certificate in intercultural studies and was honored for distinguished service. For more than a decade, she has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and quality of care delivered to underserved minority populations. Her clinical practice experience has centered on providing health and mental health interventions with culturally diverse people with severe mental illness.

    In 2007, Dr. Yamada received a three-year NIMH grant to pilot test a new intervention to give mental health providers in psychosocial rehabilitation services a more effective way to assess sociocultural issues across diverse client populations. The development and testing of the intervention was designed in close collaboration with a large mental health rehabilitation agency in Los Angeles that serves primarily an urban, inner city and ethnically diverse population of clients with severe mental illness. The study generated practical information to enhance the delivery of effective psychosocial interventions across diverse cultural groups and to support the development of culturally tailored interventions. The resulting tool has also been tested with Spanish- and Korean-speaking clients.

    She is also using a mixed-methods approach to investigate how mental health/illness is understood by spiritual and religious leaders within the Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean communities. Understanding the thoughts, ideas and experiences of these clergy who work with individuals dealing with severe mental illness is key to developing alternative interventions for ethnic minorities to decrease stigma and encourage use of mental health services.

    Dr. Yamada teaches research methods in the Master of Social Work program and cultural research methods in the doctoral program, and mentors students with interests in Asian-American culture and community mental health. In 2005, she received the USC Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring Students.

    She has been appointed to the Council on Social Work Education's Council on Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity and is an active member of the school's Diversity Committee. Her USC appointments include University Park Institutional Review Board; Saks Center on Law, Mental Health and Ethics; USC Davis School of Gerontology; and the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. She also participates on the Clergy Advisory Committee for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

    In addition, Dr. Yamada serves as an ad hoc reviewer for NIMH and a reviewer for Asian American Journal of Psychology and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. She also is a consulting editor for the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

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    Assessing Sociocultural Factors in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
    NIH R34MH077916Sep 1, 2007 - May 31, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Family matters: A qualitative study of stressors experienced by Korean American college students during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Coll Health. 2023 Aug 02; 1-6. Benhayoun A, Yamada AM. PMID: 37531178.
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    2. Exploring second generation Korean American alcohol use through church-based participatory research: A rapid ethnographic assessment in Los Angeles, California, United States. Health Soc Care Community. 2021 09; 29(5):1359-1367. Oh H, Yamada AM. PMID: 32959485.
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    3. Addressing Mental Health Challenges of Samoan Americans in Southern California: Perspectives of Samoan Community Providers. Asian Am J Psychol. 2019 Sep; 10(3):227-238. Yamada AM, Vaivao DES, Subica AM. PMID: 33777325; PMCID: PMC7992925.
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    4. Beliefs About Etiology and Treatment of Mental Illness Among Korean Presbyterian Pastors. J Relig Health. 2019 Jun; 58(3):870-880. Yamada AM, Lee KK, Kim MA, Moine M, Oh H. PMID: 30341709.
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    5. Mental Health Status, Need, and Unmet Need for Mental Health Services Among U.S. Pacific Islanders. Psychiatr Serv. 2019 07 01; 70(7):578-585. Subica AM, Aitaoto N, Link BG, Yamada AM, Henwood BF, Sullivan G. PMID: 30991907; PMCID: PMC6602838.
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    6. Mental illness stigma among Pacific Islanders. Psychiatry Res. 2019 03; 273:578-585. Subica AM, Aitaoto N, Sullivan JG, Henwood BF, Yamada AM, Link BG. PMID: 30716597; PMCID: PMC6561790.
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    7. Psychological Distress Behavioral Patterns Among Latinos: We Don't See Ourselves as Worthless. Community Ment Health J. 2019 02; 55(2):232-240. Barragán A, Yamada AM, Gilreath TD. PMID: 29700665.
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    8. Development of a spirituality-infused cognitive behavioral intervention for individuals with serious mental illnesses. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2018 Mar; 41(1):8-15. Subica AM, Yamada AM. PMID: 28182466.
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    9. Remission of symptoms in community-based psychosocial rehabilitation services for individuals with schizophrenia. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2016 Mar; 39(1):42-6. Lim C, Barrio C, Hernandez M, Barragán A, Yamada AM, Brekke JS. PMID: 26280709.
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    10. Correlates in the Endorsement of Psychotic Symptoms and Services Use: Findings from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys. Community Ment Health J. 2016 08; 52(6):631-42. Barragán A, Yamada AM, Lee KK, Barrio C. PMID: 25693679.
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    11. State of spirituality-infused mental health services in Los Angeles County wellness and client-run centers. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2014 Nov; 41(6):835-44. Yamada AM, Subica AM, Kim MA, Van Nguyen K, Lim CS, Mancuso LL. PMID: 24464481.
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    12. Interdependent recovery of adults with schizophrenia: Asian American consumer perspectives of family involvement and influence. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2015 Sep; 38(3):273-5. Lee KK, Yamada AM, Kim MA, Dinh TQ. PMID: 25000120; PMCID: PMC4286534.
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    13. Hope and burden among Latino families of adults with schizophrenia. Fam Process. 2013 Dec; 52(4):697-708. Hernandez M, Barrio C, Yamada AM. PMID: 24329411; PMCID: PMC5032651.
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    14. Community mental health allies: referral behavior among Asian American immigrant Christian clergy. Community Ment Health J. 2012 Feb; 48(1):107-13. Yamada AM, Lee KK, Kim MA. PMID: 21249519.
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    15. Culturally Based Intervention Development: The Case of Latino Families Dealing With Schizophrenia. Res Soc Work Pract. 2010 Sep 01; 20(5):483-492. Barrio C, Yamada AM. PMID: 22121328; PMCID: PMC3223064.
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    16. Using the cross-cultural care survey to assess cultural competency in graduate medical education. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Mar; 2(1):96-101. Chun MB, Yamada AM, Huh J, Hew C, Tasaka S. PMID: 21975893; PMCID: PMC2931205.
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    17. Intrinsic motivation as a mediator of relationships between symptoms and functioning among individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in a diverse urban community. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2010 Jan; 198(1):28-34. Yamada AM, Lee KK, Dinh TQ, Barrio C, Brekke JS. PMID: 20061866; PMCID: PMC2946838.
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    18. A culturally relevant conceptualization of depression: an empirical examination of the factorial structure of the Vietnamese Depression Scale. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2009 Nov; 55(6):496-505. Dinh TQ, Yamada AM, Yee BW. PMID: 19592442.
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    19. Cultural themes associated with pathways to initial use of psychiatric services in a tri-ethnic community sample of adults with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2009 Dec; 115(2-3):375-6. Yamada AM, Barrio C, Harding CM, Webster D, Atuel H, Hough RL. PMID: 19545978.
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    20. A retrospective study of delayed receipt of initial psychiatric services in a tri-ethnic community sample of adults with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2009 Mar; 108(1-3):305-6. Yamada AM, Barrio C, Atuel H, Harding CM, Webster D, Hough RL. PMID: 19081228.
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    21. Addressing mental health disparities through clinical competence not just cultural competence: the need for assessment of sociocultural issues in the delivery of evidence-based psychosocial rehabilitation services. Clin Psychol Rev. 2008 Dec; 28(8):1386-99. Yamada AM, Brekke JS. PMID: 18778881; PMCID: PMC2659411.
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    22. Unmet needs for mental health services for latino older adults: perspectives from consumers, family members, advocates, and service providers. Community Ment Health J. 2008 Feb; 44(1):57-74. Barrio C, Palinkas LA, Yamada AM, Fuentes D, Criado V, Garcia P, Jeste DV. PMID: 18026876; PMCID: PMC2552995.
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    23. Measures and predictors of community-based employment and earnings of persons with schizophrenia in a multisite study. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Mar; 58(3):315-24. Salkever DS, Karakus MC, Slade EP, Harding CM, Hough RL, Rosenheck RA, Swartz MS, Barrio C, Yamada AM. PMID: 17325103.
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    24. Cross-ethnic evaluation of psychotic symptom content in hospitalized middle-aged and older adults. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2006 Mar-Apr; 28(2):161-8. Yamada AM, Barrio C, Morrison SW, Sewell D, Jeste DV. PMID: 16516067.
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    25. Tri-ethnic variations of co-morbid substance and alcohol use disorders in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2005 Nov 15; 79(2-3):297-305. Montross LP, Barrio C, Yamada AM, Lindamer L, Golshan S, Garcia P, Fuentes D, Daly RE, Hough RL, Jeste DV. PMID: 15978782.
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    26. Cultural differences in access to care. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2005; 1:143-66. Snowden LR, Yamada AM. PMID: 17716085.
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    27. Ethnic differences in social network help-seeking strategies among Latino and Euro-Aamerican dementia caregivers. Aging Ment Health. 2004 Nov; 8(6):535-43. Valle R, Yamada AM, Barrio C. PMID: 15724836.
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    28. Ethnic disparities in use of public mental health case management services among patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatr Serv. 2003 Sep; 54(9):1264-70. Barrio C, Yamada AM, Hough RL, Hawthorne W, Garcia P, Jeste DV. PMID: 12954944.
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    29. A tri-ethnic examination of symptom expression on the positive and negative syndrome scale in schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Schizophr Res. 2003 Apr 01; 60(2-3):259-69. Barrio C, Yamada AM, Atuel H, Hough RL, Yee S, Berthot B, Russo PA. PMID: 12591588.
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    30. Asian American acculturation and ethnic/racial identity: research innovations in the new millennium--introduction to the special issue. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2001 Aug; 7(3):203-6. Iwamasa GY, Yamada AM. PMID: 11506067.
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    31. The Development of the Ethnocultural Identity Behavioral Index: Psychometric Properties and Validation with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1998; 6(1):35-45. Yamada AM, Marsella AJ, Yamada SY. PMID: 11567401.
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