Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

IHPS Research Focus
Learn more about some of the work of PRL-IHPS faculty focused on tobacco and substance use disorder.

New Associate Directors for Policy
We are pleased to announce Janet Coffman, PhD, MA, MPP and Beth Griffiths, MD, MPH will be the new Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-IHPS), Associate Directors for Policy.
New Associate Directors for Training
We are pleased to announce Krista Harrison, PhD and Ari Hoffman, MD will be the new Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, Associate Directors for Training.
2021 Harold S. Luft Award Recipient
We are delighted to announce that Pamela Ling, MD, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Harold S. Luft Award for Mentoring in Health Services and Health Policy Research.
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.
In Memoriam: Philip R. Lee
April 17, 1924 - October 27, 2020
View the celebration of Phil's life,
held on February 25, 2021.

Upcoming Events

“If you don’t enforce, COVID enforces”: Public Health Leadership for CA School Reopening in COVID-19

November 17th, 2021, 12-1 pm

IHPS Grand Rounds


Naomi Bardach, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Policy
Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
UCSF Department of Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Health Services Research
UCSF Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Bardach is a Professor of Pediatrics and Policy in the Department of Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco. Her research program focuses on improving the quality of inpatient and outpatient pediatric care. She is a pediatrician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Starting in April 2020, she focused on school re-opening in COVID, leading research on school testing, and becoming a national and international expert on an evidence-based public health approach to schools and COVID. From December 2020-September 2021, she served full time at CA Health and Human Services Agency as the state lead for the multi-agency Safe Schools for All team.

Webinar link here

Previous Health Policy Grand Rounds


Featured Articles

The Potential for Healthy Checkout Policies to Advance Nutrition Equity


Jennifer Falbe, Justin White, Desiree Sigala, Anna Grummon, Sarah Solar, Lisa Powell

Purchasing foods or beverages from store checkouts is common and more prevalent among low-income and Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Black consumers. These results suggest that healthy checkout policies have the potential to improve nutrition equity.

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Adolescents’ perceived barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health services in California: a cross-sectional survey

BMC Health Services Research

Martha Decker, Tara Atyam, Catherine Gilmore Zarate, Angela Bayer, Consuelo Bautista, Melissa Saphir

The majority of adolescents face barriers to accessing appropriate SRH services, with females, gender-minority youth, younger adolescents, LGBQ+ youth, and Asian and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian youth more likely than others to report barriers.

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Racial Differences in the Association Between the US Earned Income Tax Credit and Birthweight​​​​​​

Perioperative Medicine

Erica Langnas, Zachary Matthay, A. Lin, Monica Harbell, R. Croci, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Catherine Chen

Although ERAS implementation reduced the overall proportion of patients receiving a discharge opioid prescription after cesarean delivery, for the subset of patients receiving an opioid prescription, ERAS implementation may have inadvertently increased the prescribing of daily doses greater than 90 OME. 
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