Travel Ban Highlights Importance of Immigrant Physicians

Travel Ban Highlights Importance of Immigrant Physicians to California Health Care

May 18, 2017
Travel Ban Highlights Importance of Immigrant Physicians to California Health Care Janet Coffman, a health services researcher and associate professor at the UCSF School of Medicine's Institute for Health Policy Studies, and research associate Igor Geyn mined the American Community Survey Public...

Social Media Influencers Finally Come to … Medicine

April 25, 2017
Just as Snapchat and Instagram and YouTube have influencers, so too does medicine. Chronic diseases occupy an online world of memes, hashtags (#hospitalglam), and people who provide information and insights to communities that too often feel they have no voice.  “In some sense, influencers in...

New book by Annette L. Gardner and Claire D. Brindis 

April 24, 2017
New book by Annette L. Gardner and Claire D. Brindis Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation Theory and Practice This is the first book-length treatment of the concepts, designs, methods, and tools needed to conduct effective advocacy and policy change evaluations. By integrating insights from...

Association Between Emergency Department Closure & Treatment

February 07, 2017
Association Between Emergency Department Closure and Treatment, Access, and Health Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Yu-Chu Shen and Renee Y. Hsia. Circulation. 2016;134:1595-1597 Read more

Joe Guydish published in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 

January 28, 2017
Drug abuse staff and clients smoking together: A shared addiction Smoking is endemic in drug abuse treatment populations, and smoking prevalence in this population appears unresponsive to existing tobacco control strategies. Clinical and policy guidelines encourage programs to address smoking among...

Tracey Woodruff interviewed on NPR

January 26, 2017
The relationship between the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency is off to a rough start. The new administration has instructed officials to freeze its grants and contracts, external communication has been frozen, and academic papers by agency scientists may be subject to...

Medi-Cal Patients Struggle to Find Primary Care

October 11, 2016
A California Health Care Foundation study found that only 55% of primary care physicians are accepting new Medi-Cal patients. Janet Coffman, PhD, associate professor of health policy at UCSF, who led the study, comments on the difficulty of finding primary care for patients.  Read more: http://www....

2016 Nursing Outlook Excellence in Education Writing Award

September 27, 2016
Joanne Spetz and her co-authors have been selected as the winners of the Nursing Outlook excellence in education writing award for their publication which will be presented at the AAN Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on October 20, 2016. More info: