Research

September 2015 Martha Ross
School of Nursing faculty join in new national efforts to employ harm reduction methods to prevent and treat substance abuse disorders.
July 2015 Diana Austin
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.
May 2015 Diana Austin
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.
April 2015 Diana Austin
Social scientist Elena Portacolone explores what it means and what people need to age in place successfully.
April 2015 Andrew Schwartz
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.
January 2015 Diana Austin
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.
August 2014 Andrew Schwartz
Doctoral student Nancy Dudley explores how palliative care services could help older adults with chronic illness.
July 2014 Martha Ross
Immigrant mothers – driven by poverty to leave their children behind and come to the US to provide their families with better lives – wrestle with the mental health challenges their choices engender. Rosa Maria Sternberg’s work brings their struggles to light and helps the mothers and health care providers address the challenges.
July 2014 Andrew Schwartz
For over a century, the tobacco industry's narrative about cigarettes has been a major contributor to more than 100 million deaths worldwide. In the 34th annual Helen Nahm Research Lecture, UCSF’s Ruth Malone described how she and her tobacco control colleagues are reshaping that narrative.
June 2014 Andrew Schwartz
For too long, infant pain went unrecognized and untreated. That’s changed, but with improved pain management, a new set of clinical challenges has emerged. An interdisciplinary team from UCSF is tackling those challenges.

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