Close-Up Lauren Brookman-Frazee

Lauren Brookman-Frazee, Ph.D.

Pronouns: she, her

Co-Director, SDSU / UC San Diego JDP in Clinical Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry

UC San Diego Health
Department of Psychiatry

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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Areas of Expertise

Implementation Science, Community-Partnered Research, Children’s Mental Health Services, Autism Services


The overarching goal of Dr. Brookman-Frazee’s community-partnered research is to improve the effectiveness of community services for children with mental health and developmental needs.

One of her major contributions has been to develop and test the “AIM HI” intervention for delivery in publicly funded mental health services. Dr. Brookman-Frazee and her team completed a randomized community effectiveness trial in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties demonstrating the positive impacts of training community therapists to deliver AIM HI on therapist practice and child and family outcomes.


  1. Postdoc, University of California, San Diego, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007.
    Mental Health Services Research
  2. Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2004.
    Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology
  3. M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001.
    Counseling Psychology
  1. Brookman-Frazee L, Roesch S, Chlebowski C, Baker-Ericzen M, Ganger W; Effectiveness of Training Therapists to Deliver An Individualized Mental Health Intervention for Children With ASD in Publicly Funded Mental Health Services: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial.; JAMA Psychiatry; 2019.
  2. Brookman-Frazee L, Chlebowski C, Villodas M, Roesch S, Martinez K; Training Community Therapists to Deliver an Individualized Mental Health Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Changes in Caregiver Outcomes and Mediating Role on Child Outcomes.; Journal Of The American Academy Of Child And Adolescent Psychiatry; 2020.
  3. Brookman-Frazee L, Stadnick NA, Lind T, Roesch S, Terrones L, Barnett ML, Regan J, Kennedy CA, F Garland A, Lau AS; Therapist-Observer Concordance in Ratings of EBP Strategy Delivery: Challenges and Targeted Directions in Pursuing Pragmatic Measurement in Children’s Mental Health Services.; Administration And Policy In Mental Health; 2021.
  4. Brookman-Frazee L, Stahmer AC; Effectiveness of a multi-level implementation strategy for ASD interventions: study protocol for two linked cluster randomized trials.; Implementation Science : IS; 2018.
  5. Lau AS, Brookman-Frazee L; The 4KEEPS study: identifying predictors of sustainment of multiple practices fiscally mandated in children’s mental health services.; Implementation Science : IS; 2016.
  1. Center for Team Effectiveness to Accelerate EBP Implementation in Children’s Mental Health Services
    NIH/NIMH P50MH126231
    Aug 5, 2022 – May 31, 2027
    Role: Contact Principal Investigator
  2. Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program
    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) T73MC42027-01-00
    Jul 1, 2021 – Jun 30, 2026
    Role: Project Director
  3. Adapting the PUENTE Program for Sustainment and Scale Up
    California Department of Developmental Services/ San Diego Regional Center
    Jul 1, 2020 – Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. Randomized trial of a leadership and organizational change strategy to improve the implementation and sustainment of digital measurement-based care in youth mental health services
    NIH R01MH119127
    Jun 1, 2019 – Apr 30, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
  5. Adapting an ASD Executive Functioning Intervention for Implementation in Children’s Mental Health Services
    NIH K23MH115100
    Sep 11, 2018 – Aug 31, 2022
    Role: Mentor
  6. Identifying Quality Indicators within Multiple EBP Delivery in Child Mental Health Services
    NIH R01MH112536
    Jun 1, 2017 – Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
  7. Adapting and Implementing an Integrated Care Model for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Psychiatric Comorbidity
    NIH K23MH110602
    Apr 1, 2017 – Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Mentor
  8. High School SUCCESS: Vocational Soft Skills Program for Transition-Age ASD Youth
    NIH R34MH111491
    Feb 15, 2017 – Dec 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
  9. 1/2 Effectiveness of a Multi-Level Implementation Strategy for ASD Interventions
    NIH R01MH111950
    Feb 1, 2017 – Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
  10. 2/2 Effectiveness of a Multi-Level Implementation Strategy for ASD Interventions
    NIH R01MH111981
    Feb 1, 2017 – Jan 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
  11. Evaluation of implementation factors for ASD services in school settings
    NIH K01MH109574
    Jun 1, 2016 – May 31, 2021
    Role: Mentor
  12. Supported Employment, Cognitive Enhancement, Social Skills Program for ASD Adult
    NIH R34MH104289
    Sep 1, 2014 – Jul 31, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator
  13. Optimization of Fidelity Procedures for Pivotal Response Training in Autism
    NIH R33MH097033
    Sep 1, 2012 – Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
  14. Effectiveness and Implementation of a Mental Health Intervention for ASD
    NIH R01MH094317
    Apr 5, 2012 – Jan 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
  15. Research on Infant/Toddler Mental Health: Building a Community Partnership
    NIH R21MH083893
    Apr 15, 2009 – Mar 31, 2012
    Role: Co-Investigator
  16. Translating Autism Intervention for Mental Health Services via Knowledge Exchange
    NIH K23MH077584
    May 1, 2007 – Mar 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
  17. Integrating Evidence and Practice of Youth Psychotherapy
    NIH 3R01MH066070-02S1
    Sep 1, 2002 – Jul 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator of Diversity Supplement
  18. Parent Empowerment &Interventions for Children w/Autism
    NIH F31MH065219
    Sep 27, 2001 – Jun 30, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
Clinical Trials
  1. Refining and Implementing Technology-Enhanced Family Navigation to Promote Early Access and Engagement With Mental Health Services for Youth With Autism
    Start Date: May 2022
    Estimated Completion Date: Jun 2023
    Recruitment Status: Enrolling by invitation
    Condition(s): Autism, Implementation Science, Mental Health, Behavioral Health
  2. Translating Evidence-based Interventions for ASD: Multi-Level Implementation Strategy
    Start Date: Oct 2017
    Completion Date: May 2022
    Recruitment Status: Completed
    Condition(s): Autism
  3. Effectiveness and Implementation of a Mental Health Intervention for ASD
    Start Date: Apr 2012
    Completion Date: Feb 2018
    Recruitment Status: Completed
    Condition(s): Autism
Awards & Honors
  1. SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Advancement of Student Development (Teaching) Award. (2020).
  2. University of California, San Diego, Faculty Integrity Award. (2017).
  3. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Transformational Contribution Award, Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities SIG. (2016).
  4. National Institute of Mental Health, Implementation Research Institute Fellow. (2010-2011).
  1. New $12 Million NIMH Grant Funds Center to Improve Delivery of Child Mental Health Services. (09/26/2022).
  2. SDSU Part of New Training Program to Improve Access to Autism Services. (07/21/2021).
  3. So You Discovered Something that Might Save Lives … Now What? (07/16/2020).
  4. UC San Diego Awards Campus Champions of Integrity. (05/11/2017).
  5. MIND Institute grant aims to help schools and clinics treat children with autism. (04/24/2017).