Driven by personal experience, Rafael Romo embarks on a research career aimed at helping patients and families make more informed decisions about the care they receive for life-threatening illnesses.
Disturbed by stalled progress on reducing the incidence of preterm birth, an ambitious UCSF-led, Lynne and Marc Benioff-funded initiative aims to upend traditional approaches to researching and addressing an epidemic that affects 15 million families worldwide each year.
UC San Francisco School of Nursing Assistant Professor of Sociology Catherine Bliss examines the way genomic science intersects with ideas of race and how it impacts social justice and health.
School of Nursing faculty join in new national efforts to employ harm reduction methods to prevent and treat substance abuse disorders.
Suzanne Bakken (PhD, ’89) has been a leader in using informatics to improve care and reduce health disparities. Her current work wrestles with how to use technological trends – from big data to mobile technology – to further improve the health of the underserved.
In the United States, maternal mortality rates are on the rise. Audrey Lyndon and her colleagues studied the problem and have created a blueprint for improving communication and patient safety in maternal health care.
Social scientist Elena Portacolone explores what it means and what people need to age in place successfully.
According to a recently released study led by UC San Francisco School of Nursing professor Ulrike Muench, nursing – a female-dominated profession – is not immune to the same types of gender-based pay inequality that exist in many other professions.
Dementia can take a huge toll on the health and well-being of caregivers. UCSF researchers are looking at ways to help family caregivers cope with the stresses and provide the best possible care to their loved ones.
Doctoral student Nancy Dudley explores how palliative care services could help older adults with chronic illness.