Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

In Memoriam: Philip R. Lee
April 17, 1924 - October 27, 2020
Joanne Spetz Selected as New IHPS Director!
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne Spetz, PhD, as the new director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS). Please join us in welcoming Joanne as the new director!
Current COVID-19 Related Research and Initiatives
IHPS faculty are responding to policy challenges raised by the COVID-19
 pandemic with rapid-cycle research and technical assistance.
National Clinician Scholars Program
Based at UCSF’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) at UCSF aims to train the next generation of health and healthcare change agents, prepared to work in diverse settings.

Phil Lee Celebration


 A virtual event honoring the life of former UCSF Chancellor and Professor Emeritus of Social Medicine, Phillip R. Lee was celebrated on February 25.

A fierce advocate for racial equity and health care reform and an inspiring leader and life-long mentor, Dr. Lee made an indelible mark on the nations’ health care environment. We will celebrate his trailblazing career and momentous achievements and hear from many of his colleagues, family members, and friends from across the nation who were influenced and inspired by him.

Join us in a celebration of Phil Lee's life. View the video here 

It Should Not Require a Pandemic to Make Community Engagement in Research Leadership Essential, not Optional

Cambridge Journal

Journal of Clinical and Translational Science
5 February 2021

Kevin Grumbach, Linda B. Cottler,
Jen Brown, Monique LeSarre, et al.

Efforts to move community engagement in research from marginalized to mainstream include the NIH requiring community engagement programs in all Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs). However, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how little these efforts have changed the dominant culture of clinical research.

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The Coming Era Of Precision Health

Health Affairs
ebruary 2021

Kathryn Phillips

There's growing interest in a concept called “precision health,” focusing on preventing disease before it starts, using the latest technological advances to develop the tools to do so. In a new book, Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, & Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being, Lloyd Minor (dean of the School of Medicine at Stanford University) & Matthew Rees (president of Geonomica) lay out an insightful vision for precision health.

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Latina Mothers’ Perspectives on Adverse Experiences and Protection of
Latinx Youth in an Agricultural Community

Journal of Adolescent Health

Journal of Adolescent Health
1 February 2021

Deepika D. Parmar, Elodia Caballero, 
Marissa Raymond-Flesch, et al.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a measure of childhood toxic stress with a dose-dependent relationship with many health outcomes in adulthood. While ACEs measure broad categories of neglect, abuse, and family dysfunction that have been validated across diverse populations, they don't capture the trauma that some adolescents experience as a result of race, ethnicity, immigration, & family history. 

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