APRIL 2020

2020 Chancellor's Health Policy Lecture

California Surgeon General, Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAA delivered the 2020 annual UCSF Chancellor's Health Policy Lecture. The annual lecture, organized by the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, brings notable health policy experts to campus. Dr. Burke Harris spoke about Adverse Childhood Events (ACES) and policy implications for California, including her vision to cut ACES in half within one generation. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are 10 criteria that can occur before age 18 and include physical and emotional abuse, neglect, substance abuse, caregiver mental illness and household violence.

View the full lecture, Applying the Science of Toxic Stress to Transform Outcomes in California, here.  View Dr. Burke Harris's interview with Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies Director, Claire Brindis, DrPH, here.

In This Issue

Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD found that detailed feedback on computed tomography (CT) radiation dose combined with actionable suggestions and quality improvement education significantly reduced doses, particularly organ doses. Read more.
Survivorship care plans (SCPs), which communicate critical information needed for cancer survivors' long-term follow-up care, were studied by Urmimala Sarkar, MD. Research findings point to the importance of an ongoing need to develop more patient-centered, comprehensible, efficient SCPs to better meet the needs of cancer survivors from diverse backgrounds.  Read more.
Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS and Joanne Spetz, PhD found sex differences in salaries of clinical department chairs in US public medical schools. Their findings reveal the pervasiveness of sex inequity, even at the highest levels of academic medicine's hierarchy and call into question common historical justifications for sex inequities in salary. Read more.
Krista Harrison, PhD, and Sarah Garrett, PhD, identified four themes for hospice professionals to facilitate preference-aligned end-of-life care for people with dementia (PWD) and their families. Read more.

PRL-IHPS In The News

Joanne Spetz interviewed in Los Angeles Times

About The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-IHPS) contributes to the solution of complex and challenging health policy problems through leadership in research, training, technical assistance, and public service. Our special competence lies in translating research across disciplines and fields to inform health policy. We undertake this work with a commitment to improve health and health care within local, state, national, and international communities and with a focus on improving the health of vulnerable populations.

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