Roberto Lewis-Fernandez

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Significance of endorsement of psychotic symptoms by US Latinos
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:337-47. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Dissociation, childhood trauma, and ataque de nervios among Puerto Rican psychiatric outpatients
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1603-5. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Elevated rates of current PTSD among Hispanic veterans in the NVVRS: true prevalence or methodological artifact?
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Trauma Stress 21:123-32. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The cultural formulation: a method for assessing cultural factors affecting the clinical encounter
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Psychiatr Q 73:271-95. 2002
  5. doi request reprint Culture and the anxiety disorders: recommendations for DSM-V
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:212-29. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Association of trauma-related disorders and dissociation with four idioms of distress among Latino psychiatric outpatients
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 34:219-43. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Depression in US Hispanics: diagnostic and management considerations in family practice
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:282-96. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychotic symptoms in an urban general medicine practice
    Mark Olfson
    College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1412-9. 2002
  9. pmc Long-term course of probable PTSD after the 9/11 attacks: a study in urban primary care
    Yuval Neria
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:474-82. 2010
  10. pmc Do race, ethnicity, and psychiatric diagnoses matter in the prevalence of multiple chronic medical conditions?
    Leopoldo J Cabassa
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Med Care 51:540-7. 2013

Research Grants

  1. Improving Hispanic Retention in Antidepressant Therapy
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Culturally Congruent Program of MDD Care for Hispanics
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Motivational Antidepressant Therapy for Hispanics
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Motivational Antidepressant Therapy for Hispanics
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. Motivational Antidepressant Therapy for Hispanics
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Significance of endorsement of psychotic symptoms by US Latinos
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:337-47. 2009
    ..Endorsed psychotic symptoms in Latinos may constitute a clinically significant marker of general psychiatric vulnerability rather than a sign of psychotic disorder...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dissociation, childhood trauma, and ataque de nervios among Puerto Rican psychiatric outpatients
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1603-5. 2002
    ..This study examined the relationships of dissociation and childhood trauma with ataque de nervios...
  3. doi request reprint Elevated rates of current PTSD among Hispanic veterans in the NVVRS: true prevalence or methodological artifact?
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Trauma Stress 21:123-32. 2008
    ..These tests suggest that greater Hispanic expressiveness does not account for the Hispanic elevation in current PTSD in the NVVRS SCID-diagnosed subsample...
  4. ncbi request reprint The cultural formulation: a method for assessing cultural factors affecting the clinical encounter
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Psychiatr Q 73:271-95. 2002
    ..We present a brief historical overview of the model and use a case scenario to illustrate each of its components and the substantial effect on illness course and treatment outcome of implementing the model in clinical practice...
  5. doi request reprint Culture and the anxiety disorders: recommendations for DSM-V
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:212-29. 2010
    ..This review canvases the mental health literature for evidence of cross-cultural limitations in DSM-IV-TR anxiety disorder criteria...
  6. doi request reprint Association of trauma-related disorders and dissociation with four idioms of distress among Latino psychiatric outpatients
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 34:219-43. 2010
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Depression in US Hispanics: diagnostic and management considerations in family practice
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, USA
    J Am Board Fam Pract 18:282-96. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Psychotic symptoms in an urban general medicine practice
    Mark Olfson
    College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:1412-9. 2002
    ....
  9. pmc Long-term course of probable PTSD after the 9/11 attacks: a study in urban primary care
    Yuval Neria
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Trauma Stress 23:474-82. 2010
    ..Findings highlight the importance of ongoing evaluation of mental health needs in primary care settings in the aftermath of disasters...
  10. pmc Do race, ethnicity, and psychiatric diagnoses matter in the prevalence of multiple chronic medical conditions?
    Leopoldo J Cabassa
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Med Care 51:540-7. 2013
    ..Yet, little is known about the relationship that race, ethnicity, and psychiatric disorders have on the prevalence of MCMCs in the general population...
  11. ncbi request reprint Symptom patterns associated with chronic PTSD in male veterans: new findings from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study
    Randall D Marshall
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:275-8. 2006
    ..We conclude that certain symptom profiles may predict enduring pathological responses to trauma and therefore provide targets for intervention efforts...
  12. pmc War-related posttraumatic stress disorder in Black, Hispanic, and majority White Vietnam veterans: the roles of exposure and vulnerability
    Bruce P Dohrenwend
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Trauma Stress 21:133-41. 2008
    ..The PTSD elevation in Hispanics versus Blacks is accounted for mainly by Hispanics' younger age...
  13. doi request reprint GAP-REACH: a checklist to assess comprehensive reporting of race, ethnicity, and culture in psychiatric publications
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University School of Social Work, Columbia University Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN Departments of Psychiatry and Anthropology, New York University, New York, NY Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical Institute, and University of Basel, Switzerland Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC Department of Psychiatry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA American Psychiatric Association, Arlington, VA Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    J Nerv Ment Dis 201:860-71. 2013
    ..The final checklist has excellent IRR (κ = 0.91). The GAP-REACH may be used by multiple research stakeholders to assess the scope of REC reporting in a research article. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparative phenomenology of ataques de nervios, panic attacks, and panic disorder
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Unit 69, NY 10032, USA
    Cult Med Psychiatry 26:199-223. 2002
    ..This confirms previous findings that ataque is a more inclusive construct than panic disorder. The importance of these findings for the clinical diagnosis and treatment of persons with ataques is discussed...
  15. doi request reprint Impact of motivational pharmacotherapy on treatment retention among depressed Latinos
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA
    Psychiatry 76:210-22. 2013
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Use of psychotropic medications for patients with office visits who receive a diagnosis of panic disorder
    Carlos Blanco
    Departments of Psychiatry, Columbia University New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Med Care 42:1242-6. 2004
    ..We sought to examine trends in the medication management of panic disorder from a nationally representative sample of visits to psychiatrists and primary care physicians in office-based practice...
  17. doi request reprint Dissociative disorders in DSM-5
    David Spiegel
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:E17-45. 2011
    ..The periodic revision of the DSM provides an opportunity to revisit the assumptions underlying specific diagnoses and the empirical support, or lack of it, for the defining diagnostic criteria...
  18. ncbi request reprint Positive tertiary appraisals and posttraumatic stress disorder in U.S. male veterans of the war in Vietnam: the roles of positive affirmation, positive reformulation, and defensive denial
    Bruce P Dohrenwend
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:417-33. 2004
    ..The possibility that mainly positive tertiary appraisals also contribute to successful postwar adaptation is discussed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Citalopram treatment of social anxiety disorder with comorbid major depression
    Franklin R Schneier
    Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Depress Anxiety 17:191-6. 2003
    ..The overlap of social anxiety disorder with atypical features of depression may primarily be due to the shared feature of rejection sensitivity...
  20. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of paroxetine for chronic PTSD, dissociation, and interpersonal problems in mostly minority adults
    Randall D Marshall
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Depress Anxiety 24:77-84. 2007
    ..Paroxetine was well tolerated and superior to placebo in ameliorating the symptoms of chronic PTSD, associated features of PTSD, dissociative symptoms, and interpersonal problems in the first trial conducted primarily in minority adults...
  21. ncbi request reprint Duloxetine in the treatment of major depressive disorder: comparisons of safety and efficacy in U.S. Hispanic and majority Caucasian patients
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1379-90. 2006
    ..To evaluate new pharmacotherapies for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in Hispanic Americans, the largest ethnic minority group in the United States...
  22. pmc Collaborative planning approach to inform the implementation of a healthcare manager intervention for Hispanics with serious mental illness: a study protocol
    Leopoldo J Cabassa
    New York State Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, USA
    Implement Sci 6:80. 2011
    ....
  23. doi request reprint The cross-cultural validity of posttraumatic stress disorder: implications for DSM-5
    Devon E Hinton
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:783-801. 2011
    ..This review examines various types of cross-cultural validity of the PTSD criteria as defined in DSM-IV-TR, and presents options and preliminary recommendations to be considered for DSM-5...
  24. ncbi request reprint Research issues for improving treatment of U.S. Hispanics with persistent mental disorders
    William Armando Vega
    Department of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:385-94. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint National trends in ethnic disparities in mental health care
    Carlos Blanco
    Departments of Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Med Care 45:1012-9. 2007
    ..To compare trends in office-based treatment of mental disorders between Hispanics and non-Hispanics...
  26. pmc Assessment of a disease screener by hierarchical all-subset selection using area under the receiver operating characteristic curves
    Yuanjia Wang
    Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Stat Med 30:1751-60. 2011
    ..We use the procedure to construct a psychosis screening test to be used at a primary care clinic that will optimally screen low-income, Latino psychotic patients for further specialty referral...
  27. ncbi request reprint Toward an adaptation of interpersonal psychotherapy for Hispanic patients with DSM-IV major depressive disorder
    John C Markowitz
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:214-22. 2009
    ..The literature on cultural competence in treating Hispanic patients provides few details of psychotherapeutic adaptations...
  28. doi request reprint Racial differences in visit duration of outpatient psychiatric visits
    Mark Olfson
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Epidemiology, New York State Psychiatric Institute Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:214-21. 2009
    ..Substantial racial disparities exist in the delivery of some health care services. Whether racial disparities exist in the duration of office visits to psychiatrists is not known...
  29. pmc Culture and psychiatric symptoms in Puerto Rican children: longitudinal results from one ethnic group in two contexts
    Cristiane S Duarte
    Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University NY State Psychiatric Institute, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:563-72. 2008
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Methodological challenges in psychiatric treatment adherence research
    Dawn Velligan
    Department of Psychiatry, Mail Stop 7797, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 7704 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
    Clin Schizophr Relat Psychoses 4:74-91. 2010
    ..Finally, the panel identified a broad range of intervention approaches, and conditions under which these interventions are likely to be most effective at reducing barriers to adherence and reinforcing adherence behavior...
  31. doi request reprint Dissociative disorders in DSM-5
    David Spiegel
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94304 5718, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 9:299-326. 2013
    ..Conversion disorder (functional neurological symptom disorder) will likely remain with the somatic symptom disorders, despite considerable dissociative comorbidity...
  32. pmc Prediction-based structured variable selection through the receiver operating characteristic curves
    Yuanjia Wang
    Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Biometrics 67:896-905. 2011
    ..Finally we apply developed methods to design a structured screener to be used in primary care clinics to refer potentially psychotic patients for further specialty diagnostics and treatment...
  33. doi request reprint Dissociative disorders in DSM-5
    David Spiegel
    Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Depress Anxiety 28:824-52. 2011
    ..The periodic revision of the DSM provides an opportunity to revisit the assumptions underlying specific diagnoses and the empirical support, or lack of it, for the defining diagnostic criteria...
  34. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in diabetes mellitus among people with and without psychiatric disorders: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
    Leopoldo J Cabassa
    New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33:107-15. 2011
    ..This study examined racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in a nationally representative sample of adults with and without common psychiatric disorders...
  35. pmc Health and wellness photovoice project: engaging consumers with serious mental illness in health care interventions
    Leopoldo J Cabassa
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Qual Health Res 23:618-30. 2013
    ..In this article, we show how photovoice can generate valuable community knowledge to inform the translation of health care interventions in supportive housing agencies...
  36. doi request reprint Culture and psychiatric diagnosis
    Roberto Lewis-Fernandez
    Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, New York, N Y, USA
    Adv Psychosom Med 33:15-30. 2013
    ..A greater appreciation of the interplay between culture, context, and biology can help clinicians improve diagnostic and treatment planning...
  37. ncbi request reprint Seasonality effects on schizophrenic births in multiplex families in a tropical island
    JOSE R CARRION-BARALT
    Department of Psychiatry, Box 1230, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Psychiatry Res 142:93-7. 2006
    ....
  38. pmc Lifestyle interventions for adults with serious mental illness: a systematic literature review
    Leopoldo J Cabassa
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:774-82. 2010
    ....
  39. pmc Shared decision-making in the primary care treatment of late-life major depression: a needed new intervention?
    Patrick J Raue
    Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 25:1101-11. 2010
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Duloxetine in the treatment of major depression and other psychiatric disorders
    Carlos Blanco
    Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 69, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol 1:195-205. 2008
    ..Duloxetine appears well tolerated and its safety profile is similar to that of the selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors. ..
  41. doi request reprint Motivational pharmacotherapy: combining motivational interviewing and antidepressant therapy to improve treatment adherence
    IVAN C BALAN
    Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, USA
    Psychiatry 76:203-9. 2013
    ..We also found that motivational pharmacotherapy can be feasibly incorporated into medication treatment, can be tailored to patients' culture and disorder, and may help increase adherence to psycho-pharmacotherapy. ..

Research Grants6

  1. Improving Hispanic Retention in Antidepressant Therapy
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This pilot data will allow us to apply for an R01 to further study this intervention and model in a controlled clinical trial. ..
  2. Culturally Congruent Program of MDD Care for Hispanics
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If successful, CCP-MDD could then be tested against usual care in a larger randomized, controlled trial. ..
  3. Motivational Antidepressant Therapy for Hispanics
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If MADT is found to be more efficacious than standard ADT in this stage II trial, the mixed- method data will allow us to further develop MADT for a stage III effectiveness trial in community settings. ..
  4. Motivational Antidepressant Therapy for Hispanics
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If MADT is found to be more efficacious than standard ADT in this stage II trial, the mixed- method data will allow us to further develop MADT for a stage III effectiveness trial in community settings. ..
  5. Motivational Antidepressant Therapy for Hispanics
    Roberto Lewis Fernandez; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If MADT is found to be more efficacious than standard ADT in this stage II trial, the mixed- method data will allow us to further develop MADT for a stage III effectiveness trial in community settings. ..