Joanne Spetz

Joanne Spetz appointed as the inaugural Brenda & Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Healthcare Finance

April 30, 2020
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Joanne Spetz has been appointed the inaugural Brenda and Jeffrey L. Kang Presidential Chair in Healthcare Finance, by Dean Talmadge King and simultaneously, she will immediately assume the role of Associate Director for Research at the Philip R. Lee...

How to Choose and Initiate a Novel Agent for Patients With CVD and Diabetes

April 22, 2020
While researchers originally explored sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonists for their impact on blood glucose, the two classes of agents were unexpectedly found to have cardiovascular benefits. In this podcast, Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH,...

Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce

April 15, 2020
Erin P. Fraher, Ph.D., M.P.P.; Patricia Pittman, Ph.D.; Bianca K. Frogner, Ph.D.; Joanne Spetz, Ph.D.;  Jean Moore, Dr.P.H.; Angela J. Beck, Ph.D., M.P.H.; David Armstrong, Ph.D.; and Peter I. Buerhaus, Ph.D., R.N.

Patient and clinician perspectives on a patient‐facing dashboard

April 14, 2020
Patient and clinician perspectives on a patient‐facing dashboard that visualizes patient reported outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis.

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Finally Make Telemedicine Mainstream in the U.S.

April 13, 2020
As of March 3, more than 92,000 people worldwide have been sickened by the virus that causes COVID-19, including more than 100 in the U.S. As both numbers trend upward, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that increased person-to-person spread in U.S. communities is...

Bay Area doctors are educating the public and becoming social media stars

April 13, 2020
Word that the Bay Area may be flattening the coronavirus curve swept across the nation this week thanks in part to a few UCSF physicians who’ve become social media stars of sorts, taking to Twitter to help educate the public about the frightening and evolving outbreak while adding commentary and a...

In California’s battle against the coronavirus, we have a new class of superheroes

April 01, 2020
Our savvy governor is preparing for a worst-case scenario, which means not only adding a potential 50,000 patient beds to existing care capacity, but also boosting the number of health care professionals who can assist and treat the escalating number of patients. Even with the

What the evidence says about Medicare for All and other single-payer healthcare plans

March 25, 2020
Single-payer health care — in which the government pays citizens’ medical bills — is a divisive issue this campaign season. Such a system is, in the popular mind, more or less synonymous with socialism, but the idea has been around since health insurance went mainstream during World War II.