Improving Health Outside The Hospital Walls

Thursdays, February 13 – March 19
7:00 to 8:30 pm
UCSF School of Nursing
513 Parnassus Avenue
Room N-225 (N-217 for last session)
Course# MLL20002

Course Chairs

Janet Coffman, PhD
Professor of Health Policy
University of California, San Francisco

Course Description

Medical care alone is insufficient to improve health and well-being. Social factors, such as poverty and adverse childhood experiences, and behavioral factors, such as tobacco use and sugar consumption, are equally if not more critical to our health. Addressing these factors can yield substantial improvements in health that can reduce need for medical care. In this course, you’ll hear from UCSF faculty who are conducting cutting edge research to identify social and behavioral factors that affect health and effective strategies for addressing these needs. Come see what UCSF faculty are doing to advance health outside the walls of our hospitals and clinics. 

Lecture Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Schedule or speakers may change on short notice

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February 13, 2020
Title: Sugar Consumption Download Slides Download Resource List
Laura Schmidt, PhD
Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, UCSF

February 20, 2020
Title: Housing and Homelessness Download Slides Download Resourse List
Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH
Associate Director, UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative and Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF

February 27, 2020
Title: Adverse Childhood Experiences  Download Slides

A special faculty panel discussion on the three different initiatives at UCSF aimed at addressing adverse childhood experience that affect people’s well-being throughout their lifespan.

Moshen Malekinejad, MD, Dr.PH
Assistant Professor, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Institute for Global Health Studies, UCSF

Joyce Dorado, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Director, UCSF Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools

William Martinez, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Services, UCSF

Melanie R. Thomas, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Solid Start, Zuckerberg San Francisco General

March 5, 2020
Title: Tobacco Control Download Slides Download Resource List
Stanton A. Glantz, PhD
Truth Initiative Distinguish Professor of Tobacco Control, Department of Medicine and Director, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

March 12, 2020
Title: Food Insecurity Download Slides
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Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

March 19, 2020
Title: Paid Family Leave Download Slides
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Rita Hamad, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

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