UCSF Dept of Family and Community Medicine Grand Rounds 

Held every first Friday of the month from 12-1pm.

 

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Upcoming Presentation

June 3, 2022 - The Political Determinants of Health: Advocating for Equitable Health Outcomes

Daniel Dawes, J.D. 

Today, it is commonly understood that health outcomes are influenced by more than genetics and behavior. In fact, many health problems can be firmly linked to a political action or inaction (Dawes, 2020). Our political system has not always valued each group equally much less realized the long-term implications of policies on the health of its citizenry. Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play, can have a wide range effect of health risks and outcomes (CDC, 2021).

However, the real instigators or drivers of these unjust and inequitable outcomes, are the Political Determinants of Health (PDoH) which involve the systematic process of structuring relationships, distributing resources and administering power, operating simultaneously in ways that mutually reinforce or influence one another to shape opportunities that either advance health equity or exacerbate health inequities (Dawes, 2020). These determinants and drivers are what have given way to racism and health inequity in America which remain to be addressed. Before we can begin to look beyond to a more equitable America, we must first understand the foundational nature of the political determinants of health’s and their systemic influence and structural concretization i.e. the “isms” plaguing the United States. Equally paramount, is to offer novel solutions including policies, that will forge a path towards recovery and ultimately, advancing health equity for all.

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., is a widely respected healthcare and public health leader, health policy expert, educator, and researcher who serves as executive director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and a professor of health law, policy and management. A trailblazer and nationally respected voice in the health equity movement, his scholarship and leadership, particularly the innovative political determinants of health framework that he pioneered, have resulted in increased policies and laws prioritizing health equity. By tackling upstream determinants of health, he has ventured into such uncharted territory as the intersection between equity and the social and political determinants of health to change the course of domestic and global policies for the better.

His groundbreaking works, 150 Years of ObamaCare, which document the health equity movement in America and elevates the health equity-focused provisions of the Affordable Care Act that he led in negotiations and formulation, and The Political Determinants of Health, which provides an in-depth lens on the root causes of inequities, both published by Johns Hopkins Press are now nationally and internationally recognized and used as top health policy books. His passion for addressing health inequities is exemplified in his unyielding commitment to building collaboratives, including the HHS grant-funded National COVID-19 Resiliency Network and the Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network, both exist to leverage evidence-based research and develop actionable solutions to advance health equity.

Professor Dawes’ work focuses on health reform, health equity, mental/behavioral health inequities, social and political determinants of health, poverty, and health system transformation. His work bridges research, technology, healthcare, population health and public health – the translation of research discoveries into all communities, including under-resourced, vulnerable, and marginalized communities. Professor Dawes brings a forward-thinking, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach to address issues impacting diverse populations in urban and rural communities in our progressively complex health system, including a national study examining the health and economic impact of mental health inequities in the United States and a major research project which created the nation’s first health equity tracker. Among his many achievements, he was an instrumental figure in developing and negotiating the Mental Health Parity Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, and an architect of the Affordable Care Act’s health equity-focused provisions, among other landmark federal policies.

Professor Dawes is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and an elected fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He serves as an advisor to The White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force and an appointed member of the CDC’s Advisory Committee to the Director.

 

Previous Presentations

May 6, 2022 - "Anti-coercion Ethics and the Avoidance of Medical Harm: A Case-based Discussion​" 

A discussion about the impact of race, social identity, intersectionality and positionality on the behavior of interdisciplinary care teams in hospital-based intrapartum care.  We will consider generalizable principles and practice to center patients in their care from perspectives of racial equity, healing-centered engagement and trauma reduction, and medical ethics.  

Maura Jones, MD is Chief Resident, UCSF Dept of OBGYN and Reproductive Sciences in the UCSF Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program. She is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. She received her undergraduate degree (B.S. in Biology) from Xavier University of Louisiana and went on to receive her Medical Degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, in New Orleans. She is a proud first-generation college student, and the first physician in her family. On completion of residency, she will matriculate into the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Training program at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Her research and clinical interests are Health Equity, Mentorship/Support within undergraduate and graduate medical education with a focus on historically and contemporaneously excluded groups, and Quality Improvement.

Deb Borne, MD, MSW is with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Her focus is on Health Policy, Vulnerable Populations and People Experiencing Homelessness. Deb obtained her master’s degree in social work at Columbia University, attended medical school at Brown University and completed residency training in Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. Over the past two decades, Deb has served highly marginalized communities in San Francisco as a social worker and physician. She cares for people living with complex medical, social and behavioral needs including HIV and hepatitis, substance use disorders and serious mental illness, homelessness, trauma, incarceration and community re-entry. Deb leads and teaches across SFDPH and UCSF on a range of topics including HIV prevention and risk reduction, healing-centered engagement, reducing medical trauma, and best practices in the care of people experiencing homelessness. 

Jack Chase, MD, FAAHP FHM is Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine & Co-Chair, SFGH Ethics Committee. Jack is a faculty member at the UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residency Program based at SFGH, where he provides clinical care on the Social Medicine team, Family Medicine Inpatient Service, Supportive and Palliative Care Service, and Minor Procedure Clinic. As Co-Chair of the SFGH Ethics Committee, Jack supports ethics consultation, education and policy recommendations at SFGH and in SFDPH. He also serves on the leadership team for SFGH Social Medicine which provides interdisciplinary care to people experiencing substance use disorders, mental illness, homelessness, food insecurity, trauma, medical-legal and financial needs in partnership with SF Department of Public Health, SF City and County agencies and community-based organizations.

 

April 1, 2022 - "The National Clinician Consultation Center: 30 years (and counting) of tele-consultation for provider capacity-building and public health service" 

The National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC) is a unique, federally-supported educational resource of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program which has continually adapted since the early 1990s to address evolving health care needs of HIV-affected communities.  Its team has provided over 313,000 consultations to clinicians across the U.S., and it has contributed to the growth and development of several notable initiatives including an international community dedicated to the intersection of reproductive health and infectious diseases as well as multi-disciplinary educational collaborations across medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.  This presentation will include a brief history of the NCCC, recent and future expansion highlights, and perspectives from several team members.  

Dr. Ron Goldschmidt, DFCM Professor and Vice Chair, is a seasoned family physician who founded the National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC).  Dr. Goldschmidt has served as member of multiple national advisory and review committees for HRSA, AMA, and AAFP in addition to publishing several manuscripts on HIV care.  In 2005, Dr. Goldschmidt received the 2005 Kaiser Award for Excellence in teaching from UCSF.

Brenda Goldhammer, Program Director, has worked in the HIV, viral hepatitis, and substance use fields for over 30 years.  As NCCC Program Director, she provides operational and strategic leadership and also serves as a principal liaison in the development of collaborative partnerships and public relations at the local, regional, and national levels.  Ms. Goldhammer received her MPH from the University of California at Los Angeles, where she received the Improving Public Health in Southern California Fellowship and University Fellowship for academic excellence.

Dr. Betty Dong, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Family and Community Medicine, is a senior HIV and viral hepatitis consultant with the NCCC.  She is a prolific clinical educator, and has also published numerous manuscripts and book chapters on HIV and hepatitis C pharmacotherapy.  She is the distinguished recipient of the 2019 Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award from the American Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Christine Pecci, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and NCCC Women and Children’s Health Consultant, is a family physician and clinician educator with maternal health expertise who provides consultation on perinatal HIV for the NCCC.

Dr. Carolyn Chu is a family physician and HIV specialist.  Prior to joining the NCCC, she served as medical director for a network of federally-qualified health centers in New York City.  She is an experienced clinician educator and has investigated the integration and effectiveness of HIV medical services in community-based and primary care settings. 

 

March 4, 2022 - "Afghan Clinic: Barriers to Health for Afghan Refugees & How We Can Address Them" 

The last four decades of turmoil in Afghanistan are responsible for one of the worst episodes of forced displacement in world history. Nearly six million Afghans have been forcibly displaced from their homes, leaving them at risk of poor health. Afghan Clinic is a public health initiative by and for Afghan refugees. In this talk, we discuss findings from interviews with Afghan refugee women and community organizers who serve them. We conclude with recommendations on serving Afghan refugee patients and mitigating their barriers to health and healthcare. 

Nazineen Kandahari, MS is a student in the UCSF Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved. As an Afghan refugee, Nazineen intimately experienced how the healthcare institution in the United States was not built to serve certain people. Thus from a young age, she committed herself to promoting people’s agency. Through community service, research, and public health intervention work, Nazineen has established herself as a trusted leader within the refugee community. She is passionate about health equity and community engagement. Nazineen is currently the Principal Investigator of a community-based health intervention for forcibly displaced Afghan immigrant women. She completed her Master of Science at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health on a study exploring the sexual health needs of Arab immigrant youth. Nazineen was named a “Student Who Rocked Public Health in 2021” by the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice and is a UC Berkeley School of Law Human Rights Center Fellow and Albert Schweitzer Fellow.

Nilufar Kayhani is an undergraduate student studying Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Nilufar is the child of Afghan refugees and is committed to resolving health inequities, particularly those experienced by refugees. She has initiated multiple community-based participatory research projects with historically marginalized populations while at UC Berkeley. She is currently a research intern at the Srivastava Lab at the Gladstone Institutes at the University of California, San Francisco. Nilufar is a pre-medicine student passionate about public health.

 

February 4, 2022 - "Family Medicine and Abortion: Responding to the Evolving Crisis in Access to Reproductive Health Care" 

Family medicine’s core values include continuity of care, meeting patients’ and communities’ needs, care across the life course, and social justice. Abortion care is clearly aligned with these values, particularly in the current political and legislative climate, where access to abortion is increasingly limited and abortion care increasingly stigmatized. In this presentation, we will discuss the current state of abortion access, in California and the US as a whole, and will then review research done with new career family physicians about how they understand the values of our specialty and how this understanding relates to their decision making about abortion care. We will then discuss current initiatives to train and support family physicians to provide abortions. We will conclude with a panel discussion about how family physicians and the specialty of family medicine can act on our values through abortion care provision and advocacy and take questions from the audience.

Christine Dehlendorf, MD, MAS is a family physician with fellowship training in Family Planning and a Master’s degree in clinical research. She is the director of the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at UCSF, which aims to advance reproductive autonomy and well-being by conducting research and designing programs that center people’s experiences and preferences for sexual and reproductive health and health care, guided by an attention to the intersecting oppressions and structural injustices that impact people’s lives and health. Her research includes the development, evaluation and dissemination of interventions to better meet people’s reproductive needs, and formative research to better understand people’s reproductive health care experiences and preferences. In addition to her research, she provides primary care and abortion services within the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lealah Pollock, MD is a family doctor who specializes in care for women living with HIV throughout their lives, including during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She is the Director of Women and Children's Consultation Services and the Perinatal HIV Hotline at the National Clinician Consultation Center, where she leads a team dedicated to helping providers around the country provide patient-centered and guideline-driven care to pregnant people with HIV and their families. She also provides primary and specialty care to female-identified and gender diverse people with HIV at UCSF and teaches and provides abortion services in the Bay Area. Dr. Pollock earned a master's degree in health and medical sciences at University of California, Berkeley and her medical degree from UCSF's joint medical program with UC Berkeley.

Montida Fleming, MD is a full spectrum family and community medicine doctor who has focused on comprehensive reproductive health care, addiction medicine, and gender affirming care. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residency Program where she trains family physicians in hospital medicine, early pregnancy and prenatal care, addiction medicine, and abortion care. In addition to providing and teaching abortion care in the Bay Area, she previously traveled to low-resource and restricted abortion access areas to provide care. Dr. Fleming currently practices gender affirming care and medication abortion care across multiple states via telehealth. Outside of clinical care, she participates in media, legislative, and AAFP advocacy efforts to improve and expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care, reduce barriers, and promote reproductive justice. She received her MD from Sydney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and completed her residency at San Francisco General Hospital with the University of California, San Francisco.

 

January 7, 2022 - "Firearm Violence: Where We Stand, What We Can Do"

This presentation will review the basic epidemiology of firearm violence, assess current trends and their implications, and review options for preventive action by health professionals. It will focus on recent research and emphasize findings for California.

Dr. Wintemute is Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine and Baker–Teret Chair in Violence Prevention at the University of California, Davis. He is the 2022 UCSF Robert Crede Primary Care Lecturer, named in honor of one of UCSF’s first leaders of academic primary care.  Dr. Wintemute is the founding director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis and of the California Firearm Violence Research Center, the nation’s first publicly-funded center for research in this field, overcoming formidable political obstacles to developing and sustaining a major research program on gun violence as a public health emergency and effective approaches to firearm safety. He practices and teaches emergency medicine at UC Davis Medical Center. Trained initially as a biologist at Yale University, Dr. Wintemute attended medical school and family medicine residency at UC Davis and studied epidemiology and injury prevention at The Johns Hopkins University.

 

December 3, 2021 - “Who We Hire Matters: How Health Systems Address Structural Racism Through Hiring People With Histories of Incarceration

Decades long policies of mass incarceration and criminalization of mental illness and substance use disorder have resulted in significant health disparities for individuals and communities impacted by the criminal legal system. While primary care health systems can play an important role in addressing these disparities, studies show that people face stigma and discrimination in health systems because of their incarceration history.

The Transitions Clinic Network (TCN) works with primary care clinics to transform their systems to improve health equity for communities impacted by the criminal legal system. Clinics participating in the TCN hire community health workers with lived experience of incarceration dismantling systems that have historically prevented people with criminal records from accessing employment in the health field. 

Shira Shavit, MD is a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN). For over a decade through research and community engagement, Dr. Shavit has been redefining national best practices to address the health inequities experienced by communities impacted by mass incarceration. In addition to providing clinical care to communities impacted by incarceration, Dr. Shavit has led health system transformation in over 48 primary care systems in 14 states and Puerto Rico resulting in healthcare career opportunities for hundreds of people with criminal legal involvement as community health workers. Her work in the TCN has also been shown to cut health care and criminal legal costs, and support healthy, sustained integration of individuals returning home from incarceration. In 2012, she led a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation funded project across 11 sites in collaboration with City College of California. She also worked as a consultant to reform healthcare systems in the California State prisons in collaboration with the Federal Receivership (2006-2011). She is a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award (2010). Dr. Shavit graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, completed her MD at Rush University in Chicago, and completed her residency training at the University of California, San Francisco. She is currently a California Health Care Foundation Health Care Leadership Fellow.

Joseph Calderon, CHW, Senior Community Health Worker at the Transitions Clinic Network.  Joe is a native of San Francisco and at the age of 23 he started serving a life sentence. After nearly 20 years incarcerated, he began to explore ways to give back to society upon his release. He currently works as a the Senior CHW and trainer at the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN), a national organization dedicated to improving health and reentry outcomes for those returning to the community from incarceration. Joe trains and mentors CHWs with histories of incarceration who are employed by TCN programs nationwide. Joe was an appointee to the San Francisco Reentry Council from 2013-2016 and now serves on the Policy and Procedure Sub-Committee. He also served on the Equity Advisory Committee with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. In 2017 the San Francisco Department of Health appointed Joe to the SF LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) Policy Committee.  He has a passion for working with diverse and disenfranchised populations, leveraging his personal experience with incarceration to advocate for social justice and community investment. Mr. Calderon has a Post-Prison Community Health Worker certificate from San Francisco City College and plans on continuing his education in public health. Joe completed a JustLeadershipUSA fellowship in 2018.

 

November 5, 2021 - Contextualizing Care: An Essential and Measurable Clinical Competency

Evidence-based care plans can fail when clinicians do not consider a patient’s relevant life circumstances -- such as an inability to afford a medication, a competing responsibility, or a loss of social support -- when planning their care. The capacity to systematically identify and incorporate patient life context into medical decision making has been described as the process of contextualizing care.  Based on an analysis of over 500 unannounced standardized patient simulations and 7000 audio recorded clinical encounters over the course of more than a decade, Dr. Weiner’s team has characterized the skills required to contextualize care, measured their effect on patient outcomes and health care costs, tested various strategies for teaching the skills and measuring performance, and established a contextualizing care QI program at several VA medical centers.  His presentation will provide an overview of this work. 

Saul Weiner, MD, is professor of medicine, pediatrics, and medical education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and deputy director of the research Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Health Care at the Veterans Health Administration. His research on contextualization of care has been supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Health Services Research & Development), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Weiner is the University of Illinois at Chicago 2013 Distinguished Researcher of the Year in the Clinical Sciences. He has served as medical education dean, university vice provost, and currently as senior advisor to the provost. His book, Listening for What Matters: Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care, published by Oxford University Press, received the 2017 American Publishers Award for Professional & Scholarly Excellence in the Life Sciences from the American Association of Publishers. His latest book is On Becoming a Healer: The Journey from Patient Care to Caring About Your Patients, published by Johns Hopkins University Press (April 2020). 

For those of you interested in this body of work and its clinical and research implications, here is a new “fireside chat” series of short videos on contextualizing care:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9-b6XZZMupzmVuuwn1Ipph0dpI1fxx2d

 

October 1, 2021 - “Should We Screen for and Document Social Risk in Health Care Settings?”

Screening for adverse social determinants of health, or social risk factors, is becoming increasingly common in health care settings. This screening is supported by multiple professional societies, including the AAFP, AAP and ACP.  There is growing evidence to support activities to identify and intervene on patient social risk factors, with the goal of improving patient health, wellness, and health equity. Researchers from UCSF SIREN will discuss 1) the acceptability of social risk screening from the perspective of patients and caregivers of pediatric patients, and 2) current screening activities at UCSF and ZSFG.

Dr. Emilia De Marchis is a family physician and health services researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research is based out of the UCSF Social Intervention Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN), where she works to assess and improve how we screen for and address social risk factors within health care settings. Dr. De Marchis co-directs coursework through the UCSF Implementation Science Training program, Partnerships for Research in Implementation Science for Equity (PRISE) Center. She uses implementation science methods to focus on moving research on social risk screening, assistance and adjustment activities into real-world settings. Her clinical work is based out of the UCSF Family Medicine Center at Lakeshore. Through her research and clinical practice, she hopes to advance the health care system’s integration of patient social risk data to provide high quality, patient-centered preventative health care, to reduce health disparities. Dr. De Marchis received her MD from Stanford University, and her MAS in Clinical Research and Certificate in Implementation Science from UCSF.

Dr. Matt Pantell is an Assistant Professor at UCSF, where his research is conducted with the UCSF Center for Health and Community, the UCSF Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network, and the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative. His research focuses on the utility of incorporating social information into clinical decision making, addressing social needs in clinical settings, data mining and the analysis of large datasets, and biological manifestations of the social determinants of health. Clinically, Dr. Pantell works is as a pediatric hospitalist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital - Mission Bay and Washington Hospital in Fremont. He also works as a pediatric urgent care physician and runs the Tattoo Removal Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Dr. Caroline Fichtenberg is the Managing Director of the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) and Research Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. In these roles, she leads efforts to conduct, catalyze, and disseminate high quality research on health sector strategies to reduce health inequities by addressing social determinants of health. She brings to these positions more than a decade of experience working to improve health and economic outcomes for America’s most vulnerable families, including seven years working on national efforts in Washington, DC. While Director of Research at the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), she led the development of a report that identified nine federal policy changes that could reduce child poverty by 60 percent. As Director of Epidemiology and Planning at the Baltimore City Health Department, she oversaw the city’s first analysis of neighborhood health inequities that uncovered a 20-year gap in life expectancy between the richest and poorest neighborhoods of the city. Caroline also served as director of the Center for Public Health Policy at the American Public Health Association (APHA) and as Health Policy Advisor to Senator Harkin on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, where she promoted health in all policies approaches to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities. She earned her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. degree in Biology from Yale University and an A.B. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.

 

September 3, 2021 - “Redefining Global Health through Structural Competency and Allyship”

Unlike hypertension, the widely used term Global Health has very different meanings depending on where one stands: United States, Switzerland or Malawi.  This highlights long standing differences in power and privilege, and the persistence of Global Health’s colonial roots.  We however find ourselves in a time of opportunity to push for greater accountability and true partnership on the part of privileged countries and institutions.  Doing so requires continuous self-study and the willingness to take personal and professional risks.  We will discuss a structural competency framing of Global Health, and the challenges and rewards of pursuing true allyship as part of the larger struggle for dignity for all. 

Sundeep K Gupta, MD, MPH, DTMTH, is a FCM faculty member at Natividad Medical Center; he is a past CDC Country Director for Uganda, Malawi and Zambia. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA.  Dr. Gupta completed his BS in Political Science, MD and MPH from Northwestern University, and went on to complete his residency in Family Medicine at Natividad Medical Center. After completing his DTMTH at Tulane University, Dr. Gupta joined CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service ‘disease detective’ program.  Over the subsequent 12 years, he worked for CDC in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and Central America, leading responses to HIV, Ebola and other epidemics, while working in partnership with host country colleagues to strengthen public health systems.  Dr. Gupta was subsequently seconded by UCLA to Partners in Hope, a local Malawian organization, to lead their efforts to fight the HIV epidemic.  Dr. Gupta is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has published over 50 manuscripts and provided public health leadership across different cultures and types of public health systems across the globe. His professional interests include patient lived experience, HIV primary care, community medicine, equity and social accountability, applied epidemiology and public health.  His personal interests include hiking, biking and spending time with his family.

Professor Address Mauakowa Malata PhD, MSc, BSc, FAAN. is the Vice-Chancellor of Malawi University of Science and Technology, former President of Africa Honor Society of Nursing of Sigma Theta Tau International; former Vice President, International Confederation of Midwives, former Principal of Kamuzu College of Nursing and spearheaded it to become a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Inter Professional Education and Leadership in 2016. A renowned international speaker, author and editor of various journals in the field of health, nursing, midwifery, and health workforce, she serves on various international, regional and national boards. Dr. Malata is an advocate for girls and women empowerment through education. Her research work focuses on maternal and newborn health, quality of care, health workforce and innovation and technology. She is a Virginia Henderson Fellow of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN); a Global Health Fellow at University of California San Francisco University; an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine. She was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by University of Oslo in Norway, 2018 ECU Distinguished Alumni and ECU Honorary Award of Doctor of Nursing honoris causa, 2019 in Australia.

 

August 6, 2021 - “Addressing Racism and Advancing Health Equity In and Beyond the Exam Room”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Racism and the repeated trauma of experiencing racism has a direct impact on health and detrimental effects on our individual patients, our communities, and our society.  In primary care, we are poised to lead action and meaningful anti-racism change because we understand our patients not just in terms of their pathophysiology, but also in terms of their relationships, their experiences, their communities, and their social context.  We will discuss actions we can take in our own practices with our patients, communities, and even beyond to address racism, advance health equity, bring about change, and promote justice. 

Tricia C. Elliott, MD, FAAFP is the immediate past president of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and a past president and past board chair of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. She graduated from Rice University and received her medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch. She went on to complete her residency in Family Medicine at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center Residency Program in Social Medicine. Dr. Elliott is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She has over twenty years graduate medical education (GME) experience which includes nationally-recognized work with the ACGME Family Medicine Milestones group, the American Academy of Family Physicians Council on Education, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. She has provided administrative and clinical leadership across various types of health systems, including academic medical centers, a multi-specialty group practice, and a community-based, university-affiliated teaching hospital, in the roles of clinical faculty, program director, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, and currently as Senior Vice President of Medical Staff, Academic, & Research Affairs/Chief Academic Officer/DIO at JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas. 

She is Professor in Family Medicine at Texas Christian University/University of North Texas Health Sciences Center (TCU/UNTHSC) School of Medicine, Affiliate Professor at UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Elliott’s academic interests include graduate and undergraduate medical education, learner assessments, health care advocacy and policy, and leadership development and mentoring. Her clinical interests include primary prevention, chronic disease management, women’s health, migraine management, ambulatory procedural training, patient education, and community medicine. Her personal interests include singing/vocal performance, collecting art, cooking, dancing, public speaking, and travel.

 

June 4, 2021 - Strange Bedfellows:  Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) have been hidden players in our lives for the whole of human history, affecting everything from World Wars to the gay rights movement. But despite their prominence, STIs have been thought of as curious – and often terrifying – taboos for centuries, which begs the question: why do we know so little about them?  

Join us for Family and Community Medicine Grand Rounds with Ina Park, MD, MS who will talk about her new book Strange Bedfellows:  Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs.  She'll share stories of real people’s sexual escapades and historical tales, along with the latest science of STI and HIV prevention, venturing beyond the bedroom to examine the role that STIs have played in our lives and society. Hailed by The New York Times as “joyful and funny” Strange Bedfellows has been praised for its use of “compassion, science and a loving playfulness” to diffuse the stigma surrounding these common infections.  

INA PARK MD, MS, is an associate professor at the UCSF School of Medicine in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services, Medical Consultant at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of STD Prevention, and Medical Director of the California Prevention Training Center. Recently, Dr. Park served as a co-author of the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines and contributor to the Department of Health and Human Services first STI National Strategic Plan. In addition to her current book, her writing has also appeared in the New York Times.  

 

May 7, 2021 “Social Policies to Address Health Inequities: Harder Than It Looks”

There is generally positive but occasionally conflicting evidence on the health benefits of social and economic policies to address social determinants of health like poverty and educational attainment. Dr. Rita Hamad will delve into research to understand the possible reasons for the conflicting results, including the possibility that well intentioned policies may have negative effects. She will highlight the importance of evaluating the effects of even the most commonsense policies, in order to inform the design of future interventions to address the social determinants of health.

Dr. Rita Hamad is an Associate Professor at UCSF. She is a social epidemiologist and family physician in the Department of Family & Community Medicine and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. She is the director of the Social Policies for Health Equity Research Program, and Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity. Her research focuses on the pathways linking poverty and education with health disparities across the life course.

Watch recording here: https://youtu.be/0sgEkJZttvE

 

April 2, 2021: "Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination: Learnings from Community Based Participatory Research."

UCSF faculty, staff, and community partners leading the STOP COVID-19 CA Project will discuss learnings from focus groups and interviews with members of the Black/African American, Latinx, and Chinese/Chinese American communities about perspectives on COVID-19 vaccination.

 To view this presentation please see the links below.

Internal UCSF users: https://ucsf.box.com/s/a9ui8lpssjuaydmt5omh9s2yngzt28q4  

External users:  https://youtu.be/rUydOpWnCLs 

 

 

 

March 5, 202: "Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation by Dr. Kevin Grumbach and Dr. Julianna Morrison discuss the newly released report of the Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era, recommendations to put the US back on the path to health for all, and discuss the implications for the policy agenda of the Biden administration and new Congress.

External usershttps://youtu.be/51Mjd_TnUWs 

Internal UCSF usershttps://ucsf.box.com/s/cnsslr9otadgx1108442qi630ivt4cne

 

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