• Research

Research Areas


Community-Based Research and Interventions

Cancer Screening and Chronic Health Care Interventions in Primary Care
Improving Quality of Life at End of Life in Underserved Populations: End-of-life Narratives
Practice-based Research
Role of the Physicial and Social Environment in Shaping Health Behaviors
Substance Use and HIV Prevention
Transitions Clinic Network: Linking High Risk Medicaid Patients from Prison to Community Primary Care

Cross-Cultural Care and the Clinician-Patient RelationshipAnchor

Assessing and Developing Individuals' Inter-professional Teamwork Skills
Communication and the Clinician-Patient Relationship
Cross-Cultural Communication and Medical Decision Making at the End of Life
Healthcare Needs of Patients Engaged in Non-Traditional Sexual Practices
Patient-Centered Health Promotion
Patient Decision Making

Global Public HealthAnchor

International HIV Epidemiology and Prevention

Health Policy and Reducing Social Disparities in HealthAnchor

Black Infant Health (BIH) Assessment and Evaluation
Health Systems Reform
Impact of Structural Capacity on Health and Mental Health Outcomes for Children and the Population of Reproductive Age
Maternal and Infant Health Assessment (MIHA)
Paula Braveman, MD, MPH and Kristen Marchi, MPH
Primary Care Crisis and Reform
Quality Improvement in Medicaid
Research support for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America
Social Determinants of Infant Mortality in California
Use of County Level Data to Impact Local and State Health Policies

Integrative and Psychosocial MedicineAnchor

Alcohol and Drug Use in the Primary Care Setting
Depression, Distress, Self-Management and Glycemic Control in Diabetes
Integrative Exercise for Alzheimer’s Disease, PTSD and Back Pain
Interoceptive Bodily Awareness 
Mind-Body Interventions for Preventing Chronicity in Low Back Pain
Prognosis of Low Back Pain, Clinical Decision Rule

Medical Education

Evaluating Pipeline Programs for Minority and Disadvantaged Students
Evaluation of PRIME-US, A Medical School Track for Students Interested in Caring for Urban Underserved Communities
Factors Affecting Medical Trainee Specialty Choice and Service to Underserved Populations
Impact of a SFGH-Based Training Track on Students Interest in Care of the Underserved and Career Choices
Providers' Perceptions of Clinical Social Determinants of Health Interventions
Resident Education on Substance Use Disorders and Motivational Interviewing Skills
Resident Wellness and Burnout Prevention

Primary Care and Chronic Care InnovationsAnchor

Comparing Strategies for Translating Self-Management Support into Primary Care
Development of a Clinical Prediction Rule for the Development of Chronic Pain in Patients with Acute Low Back Pain
Evaluating Community-Based Interventions to Improve the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents
The Evidence Base for Clinical Social Determinants of Health Interventions
Health Coaching by Medical Assistants to Improve Control for Low-Income Patients with Diabetes, Hypertension, and/or Hyperlipidemia
Health Coaching to Reduce Disparities for Low-Income Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Record Optimization
Improving Transition Outcomes Through Accessible Health IT and Caregiver Support
Integrating Social Determinants Interventions into Health Care Settings
National Study of Physician Organizations - Understanding Differences in Practice Performance
Patient-Informed Decision Making with Health Coaches: A PCORI Pilot Study
Pediatric Help Desks: How Addressing Social Determinants of Health Affects Child Health Outcomes
Practice Transformation
Reducing Distress and Improving Glycemic Control in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Tailoring Care for Younger Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Understanding Medicaid MCOs' Incentives for Investing in Clinical Social Determinants of Health Interventions

Reproductive and Children's HealthAnchor

Access to Abortion and Family Planning Services
Family-Centered Well Child Care
Family Planning Disparities
Female Sexual Dysfunction as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease
Genetic Risk Factors for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women
Improving Detection of Female Sexual Dysfunction in Primary Care
Increasing Breastfeeding in the Community through Engagement of Promotoras
Increasing Preconception and Contraceptive Counseling in the Primary Care Setting
Patient Preferences for Contraceptive Counseling
Social Influences on Contraceptive Use
The Use of Community and Hospital Level Date to Improve Birth Outcomes