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    Daniel Dohan, PhD

    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentInstitute for Health Policy Studies
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94118
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      Dan Dohan is Professor of Health Policy and Social Medicine at UCSF. His primary campus home is the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) where he serves as Deputy Director as well as Associate Director for Training. He also serves as co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy.

      Dan’s research focuses broadly on the culture of medicine. He leads a project to develop innovative methods to integrate qualitative and narrative data into clinical decision-making and patient-centered outcomes research. In collaboration with the campus’ precision medicine initiative, he is developing stakeholder-engaged approaches for educating patients about precision medicine and to support their involvement in precision medicine research. Finally, he is collaborating with the UCSF Center for Surgery in Older Adults on ways to better align surgical treatment decision-making with frail elders’ overall goals of care.

      Dan is also active as an educator. He co-Directs the Masters of Science degree program in Health Policy and Law (HPL). Launched in August 2016, the HPL is an online degree jointly offered by UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education. In the School of Medicine, Dan has been involved in the development of the innovative Bridges curriculum. He serves as one of the Directors of the Health and Society Block, which exposes first year medical students to foundational science in the areas of health determinants, health disparities, and health policy. Finally, Dan directs IHPS’ post-doctoral research training program.

      Dan received his PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley. A book based on his dissertation, The Price of Poverty: Money, Work, and Culture in the Mexican-American Barrio, was published by the University of California Press in 2003.

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      1. Dohan D, Garrett SB, Rendle KA, Halley M, Abramson C. The Importance Of Integrating Narrative Into Health Care Decision Making. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Apr 1; 35(4):720-5. PMID: 27044974.
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      2. Rhoads K, Dohan D. Knowing it When You See it: The Need for Continuing Innovation in Research on Healthcare Discrimination. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Oct; 30(10):1387-8. PMID: 25963584; PMCID: PMC4579203 [Available on 10/01/16].
      3. Moriates C, Dohan D, Spetz J, Sawaya GF. Defining competencies for education in health care value: recommendations from the University of California, San Francisco Center for Healthcare Value Training Initiative. Acad Med. 2015 Apr; 90(4):421-4. PMID: 25354077.
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      4. Koenig CJ, Ho EY, Trupin L, Dohan D. An exploratory typology of provider responses that encourage and discourage conversation about complementary and integrative medicine during routine oncology visits. Patient Educ Couns. 2015 Jul; 98(7):857-63. PMID: 25865412; PMCID: PMC4430387 [Available on 07/01/16].
      5. Garrett SB, Koenig BA, Brown A, Hult JR, Boyd EA, Dry S, Dohan D. EngageUC: Developing an Efficient and Ethical Approach to Biobanking Research at the University of California. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Aug; 8(4):362-6. PMID: 25581047; PMCID: PMC4499012 [Available on 08/01/16].
      6. Garrett SB, Dohan D, Koenig BA. Linking Broad Consent to Biobank Governance: Support From a Deliberative Public Engagement in California. Am J Bioeth. 2015; 15(9):56-7. PMID: 26305757.
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      7. Abramson, Corey Dohan, Daniel. . Beyond Text: Using Arrays to Represent and Analyze Ethnographic Data. Sociological Methodology. 2015.
      8. Schenker Y, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Rabow MW, Smith CB, White DB, Chu E, Tiver GA, Einhorn S, Arnold RM. Oncologist factors that influence referrals to subspecialty palliative care clinics. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Mar; 10(2):e37-44. PMID: 24301842; PMCID: PMC3948709.
      9. McBride D, Dohan D, Handley MA, Powe NR, Tuot DS. Developing a CKD registry in primary care: provider attitudes and input. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Apr; 63(4):577-83. PMID: 24295612; PMCID: PMC3969392.
      10. McCuistion MH, Stults CD, Dohan D, Frosch DL, Hung DY, Tai-Seale M. Overcoming challenges to adoption of shared medical appointments. Popul Health Manag. 2014 Apr; 17(2):100-5. PMID: 24156662.
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      11. Dohan D, McCuistion MH, Frosch DL, Hung DY, Tai-Seale M. Recognition as a patient-centered medical home: fundamental or incidental? Ann Fam Med. 2013 May-Jun; 11 Suppl 1:S14-8. PMID: 23690381; PMCID: PMC3707242.
      12. Kaplan CP, Nápoles AM, Dohan D, Shelley Hwang E, Melisko M, Nickleach D, Quinn JA, Haas J. Clinical trial discussion, referral, and recruitment: physician, patient, and system factors. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 May; 24(5):979-88. PMID: 23420328.
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      13. Dunn LB, Fisher SR, Hantke M, Appelbaum PS, Dohan D, Young JP, Roberts LW. "Thinking about it for somebody else": Alzheimer's disease research and proxy decision makers' translation of ethical principles into practice. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 21(4):337-45. PMID: 23498380; PMCID: PMC3381872.
      14. Overton E, Appelbaum PS, Fisher SR, Dohan D, Roberts LW, Dunn LB. Alternative decision-makers' perspectives on assent and dissent for dementia research. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Apr; 21(4):346-54. PMID: 23498381.
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      15. Schenker Y, White DB, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Tiver GA, Arnold RM. "It hurts to know... and it helps": exploring how surrogates in the ICU cope with prognostic information. J Palliat Med. 2013 Mar; 16(3):243-9. PMID: 23368978; PMCID: PMC3583249.
      16. Joseph G, Dohan D. Recruitment practices and the politics of inclusion in cancer clinical trials. Med Anthropol Q. 2012 Sep; 26(3):338-60. PMID: 23259347.
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      17. Schenker Y, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Tiver GA, Arnold RM, White DB. I don't want to be the one saying 'we should just let him die': intrapersonal tensions experienced by surrogate decision makers in the ICU. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Dec; 27(12):1657-65. PMID: 23011253; PMCID: PMC3509291.
      18. Niemasik EE, Letourneau J, Dohan D, Katz A, Melisko M, Rugo H, Rosen M. Patient perceptions of reproductive health counseling at the time of cancer diagnosis: a qualitative study of female California cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2012 Sep; 6(3):324-32. PMID: 22752834.
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      19. Dohan D, Szolarova R, Walcer B. How a cancer education group serves the underserved: 'family' ties and battling cancer. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 May; 87(2):212-6. PMID: 21937188.
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      20. Guadagnolo BA, Dohan D, Raich P. Metrics for evaluating patient navigation during cancer diagnosis and treatment: crafting a policy-relevant research agenda for patient navigation in cancer care. Cancer. 2011 Aug; 117(15 Suppl):3565-74. PMID: 21780091.
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      21. Stacey CL, Henderson S, MacArthur KR, Dohan D. Demanding patient or demanding encounter?: A case study of a cancer clinic. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Sep; 69(5):729-37. PMID: 19619924; PMCID: PMC4397098.
      22. Joseph G, Dohan D. Recruiting minorities where they receive care: Institutional barriers to cancer clinical trials recruitment in a safety-net hospital. Contemp Clin Trials. 2009 Nov; 30(6):552-9. PMID: 19580887.
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      23. Joseph G, Dohan D. Diversity of participants in clinical trials in an academic medical center: the role of the 'Good Study Patient?'. Cancer. 2009 Feb 1; 115(3):608-15. PMID: 19127544.
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      24. Henderson S, Stacey CL, Dohan D. Social stigma and the dilemmas of providing care to substance users in a safety-net emergency department. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2008 Nov; 19(4):1336-49. PMID: 19029756.
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      25. Schillinger D, Dohan D. Genetic testing for vulnerable populations: what kinds of communication we need and do not need. Am J Bioeth. 2008 Jun; 8(6):12-4. PMID: 18726772.
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      26. Dohan D, Levintova M. Barriers beyond words: cancer, culture, and translation in a community of Russian speakers. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22 Suppl 2:300-5. PMID: 17957415; PMCID: PMC2078549.
      27. Goldman LE, Henderson S, Dohan DP, Talavera JA, Dudley RA. Public reporting and pay-for-performance: safety-net hospital executives' concerns and policy suggestions. Inquiry. 2007; 44(2):137-45. PMID: 17850040.
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      28. Schmidt LA, Wiley J, Dohan D, Zabkiewicz D, Jacobs LM, Henderson S, Zivot M. Changing patterns of addiction and public aid receipt: tracking the unintended consequences of welfare reform. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2006 Oct; 31(5):945-80. PMID: 17102140.
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      29. Henderson, S., Dohan, D., Schmidt, L. . Barriers to Identifying Substance Abuse in the Reformed Welfare System. Social Service Review. 2006; 80(2):217-38.
      30. Dohan, D., Schmidt, L., Henderson, S. . Contemporary Drug Problems. From Enabling to Bootstrapping: Welfare Workers' Views of Substance Abuse and Welfare Reform. 2005; 32(3):429-55.
      31. Dohan D, Schrag D. Using navigators to improve care of underserved patients: current practices and approaches. Cancer. 2005 Aug 15; 104(4):848-55. PMID: 16010658.
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      32. Dohan, Daniel. . Making Cents in the Barrios: The Institutional Roots of Joblessness in Mexican America.". Ethnography. 2002; (3):209-232.
      33. Schmidt, L., Dohan, D., Wiley, J., Zabkiewicz, D. . Addiction and Welfare Dependency: Interpreting the Connection. Social Problems. 2002; 2(49):221-41.
      34. Dohan D. Managing indigent care: a case study of a safety-net emergency department. Health Serv Res. 2002 Apr; 37(2):361-76. PMID: 12035998; PMCID: PMC1430367.
      35. Malone RE, Dohan D. Emergency department closures: policy issues. J Emerg Nurs. 2000 Aug; 26(4):380-3. PMID: 10940852.
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      36. Dohan, D. and Sánchez-Jankowski, M. . Using Computers to Analyze Ethnographic Field Data: Theoretical and Practical Considerations. Annual Review of Sociology. 1998; 24:465-86.
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