Trends in Adolescent Birth Rates in California

November 12, 2019
Trends in Adolescent Birth Rates in California: Examining the Influence of Community Characteristics Through Geographic and Temporal Analysis Authors: Jennifer Yarger; Nancy F. Berglas, DrPH; Mary Campa, PhD; Marina Chabot, MSc; Martha J. Decker, DrPH.Journal of Adolescent Health, November, 2019

Sugary Drink Ban Tied to Health Improvements at UCSF Medical Center

November 01, 2019
A workplace ban on the sale of sugar-sweetened beverages led to a 48.5 percent average reduction in their consumption and significantly less belly fat among 202 participants in a study by researchers at the UC San Francisco.  Elissa Epel, PhD, lead author of the 10-month study that looked at...

PRL-IHPS Faculty Julia Adler-Milstein is among four UCSF Faculty Elected to the National Academy of Medicine for 2019

October 21, 2019
Four UC San Francisco faculty members are among the 100 new members and 10 international members elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

30th Annual Health Economics Conference

October 19, 2019
30th Annual Health Economics Conference (Oct 17-18, 2019)

Meeting the needs of patients post-Roe v. Wade

September 27, 2019
The Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health cosponsored an event with the Philip R.

Depression, Anxiety, and Emergency Department Use for Asthma

September 27, 2019
A study by Naomi Bardach, MD, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at UCSF and core faculty member of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, shows that 25% of patients with asthma have depression, anxiety, or both. That is a high number.

Treatment for overactive thyroid linked to increased risk of dying from cancer

September 03, 2019
New Study at @UCSF shows Association of Radioactive Iodine Treatment With Cancer Mortality in Patients With Hyperthyroidism  CNN report: Link to study:

Study shows California’s physician shortage is getting worse

August 30, 2019
A recent study by Joanne Spetz and Janet Coffman, faculty members of the Healthforce Center at UCSF and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, indicates a growing shortage of physicians in California. The federal government recommends 60 to 80 primary care doctors per 100,000 people...

Bridging Big Gaps in Rural Care

August 07, 2019
Despite research showing that restrictive policies inhibit patients’ access to care and increase hospitalizations and emergency room visits, nurse practitioners in many states aren’t permitted to practice and prescribe without physician oversight. Meanwhile, 28 other states permit NPs to prescribe...