Deborah A. Lott



Deborah A. Lott has served as an independent editor and co-author of numerous popular and academic books, as well as curricula, speeches and presentations, and scripts. She works with individual authors, literary agents, publishers, universities and other academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofits. She specializes in mental health, medicine, social science, narrative nonfiction, and memoir/biography.

Since 2001, she has served as consulting Senior Editor for the bicoastal, SAMHSA-funded UCLA/Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (Co-Directors Robert R. Pynoos, MD, and John Fairbank, PhD).

In that capacity she has managed large scale projects, and has written and edited both print and mixed media products for a variety of general and professional audiences. She co-wrote a two-day comprehensive curriculum for resource parents on childhood trauma that has been widely implemented across the country. She edited a similar training on child trauma for juvenile justice professionals. Ms. Lott also contributed to the writing and editing of Core Concepts in Trauma, a comprehensive case-based curriculum on the complexities of trauma. This curriculum has received national attention for its unique learner-led approach, and for its emphasis on the internal experience of the child.

Ms. Lott also crafted many of the National Center’s overarching guidelines, such as those for working with consumers, families, and advocates.

From 1998-2004, Deborah A. Lott served as a Contributing Editor for Psychiatric Times. She covered myriad topics, including brain research, trauma, anxiety disorders, women’s issues, children’s mental health, and the politics of mental health services.

In a longstanding relationship with UCLA, Ms. Lott has collaborated with medical professionals and edited work for the Divisions of Gastroenterology, Anesthesiology, Gerontology, and the Medical Staff office. She served as Contributing Editor and managed production for three UCLA Medical Center newsletters, Health Insights, Physicians’ Forum, and Anesthesiology News.

Deborah is happy to consult with prospective clients and to help them take their products from conception through research, writing, and final dissemination. She can be contacted at