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    Edward Machtinger, MD

    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address400 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
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      University of California, San FranciscoResidency Internal Medicine
      Harvard UniversityM.D.School of Medicine1996

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      Edward Machtinger, MD is a Professor of Clincial Medicine and Director of the Women’s HIV Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His primary academic interests are the relationship between HIV and violence against women and developing a scalable model of trauma-informed primary care for HIV-positive and HIV-negative women. His recent publications include a meta-analysis describing high rates of trauma and PTSD among US HIV-positive woman and a study demonstrating a significant association of recent trauma and HIV antiretroviral failure. His current research focus is on interventions to help women safely and publically disclose their HIV status and histories of abuse. Dr. Machtinger is the author of a number of other peer reviewed articles including a study in Uganda published in the Journal of the American Medical Assotiation (JAMA) that elucidated the cause of a common and highly disfiguring rash affecting large numbers of HIV-positive East Africans.

      In November 2012, Dr. Machtinger presented his research at the White House to the Presidential Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women, and gender-related health Disparities. In August 2013, he convened a meeting Washington DC of 25 key national leaders from government, academia, community organizations and stakeholder groups to clarify the elements of a new model of trauma-informed primary care to help women heal from past trauma and prevent further abuse.

      Dr. Machtinger serves on the Executive Committee of the AIDS Research Institute (ARI) at UCSF and the Executive Committee for the oversight of Congressional Ryan White funds to women and children in San Francisco; is the Co-Chair of the San Francisco Task Force on HIV-positive Adolescents; and has participated on many working groups at the San Francisco Department of Public Health developing “Best Practices” guidelines for the care of vulnerable populations living with HIV. Dr. Machtinger was previously the director of the Sexual Health and Empowerment Program (+SHE), San Francisco’s prevention-with-positives program for HIV-positive women and transgenders and Co-director of the UCSF Fellowship in AIDS Care.

      Dr. Machtinger is also a respected teacher and mentor and was the recipient of the UCSF School of Medicine 2013 Osler Distinguished Teaching Award.

      Dr. Machtinger's other interests include the well-being of animals and the environment and the relationship between human health, animal welfare, and environmental stewardship. Dr. Machtinger is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and performed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF.

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      1. Machtinger EL, Cuca YP, Khanna N, Rose CD, Kimberg LS. From treatment to healing: the promise of trauma-informed primary care. Womens Health Issues. 2015 May-Jun; 25(3):193-7. PMID: 25965151.
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      2. Machtinger EL, Lavin SM, Hilliard S, Jones R, Haberer JE, Capito K, Dawson-Rose C. An expressive therapy group disclosure intervention for women living with HIV improves social support, self-efficacy, and the safety and quality of relationships: a qualitative analysis. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2015 Mar-Apr; 26(2):187-98. PMID: 25027284.
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      3. Machtinger EL, Wilson TC, Haberer JE, Weiss DS. Psychological trauma and PTSD in HIV-positive women: a meta-analysis. AIDS Behav. 2012 Nov; 16(8):2091-100. PMID: 22249954.
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      4. Vallabhaneni S, Scott H, Carter J, Treseler P, Machtinger EL. Atraumatic splenic rupture: an unusual manifestation of acute HIV infection. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2011 Aug; 25(8):461-4. PMID: 21711142.
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      5. Fang MC, Panguluri P, Machtinger EL, Schillinger D. Language, literacy, and characterization of stroke among patients taking warfarin for stroke prevention: Implications for health communication. Patient Educ Couns. 2009 Jun; 75(3):403-10. PMID: 19171448; PMCID: PMC2740646.
      6. Machtinger EL, Wang F, Chen LL, Rodriguez M, Wu S, Schillinger D. A visual medication schedule to improve anticoagulation control: a randomized, controlled trial. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Oct; 33(10):625-35. PMID: 18030865.
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      7. Machtinger EL, Bangsberg DR. Seven steps to better adherence: a practical approach to promoting adherence to antiretroviral therapy. AIDS Read. 2007 Jan; 17(1):43-51. PMID: 17274147.
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      8. Schillinger D, Machtinger EL, Wang F, Palacios J, Rodriguez M, Bindman A. Language, literacy, and communication regarding medication in an anticoagulation clinic: a comparison of verbal vs. visual assessment. J Health Commun. 2006 Oct-Nov; 11(7):651-64. PMID: 17074733.
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      9. Schillinger D, Wang F, Rodriguez M, Bindman A, Machtinger EL. The importance of establishing regimen concordance in preventing medication errors in anticoagulant care. J Health Commun. 2006 Sep; 11(6):555-67. PMID: 16950728.
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      10. Fang MC, Machtinger EL, Wang F, Schillinger D. Health literacy and anticoagulation-related outcomes among patients taking warfarin. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Aug; 21(8):841-6. PMID: 16881944; PMCID: PMC1831580.
      11. Resneck JS, Van Beek M, Furmanski L, Oyugi J, LeBoit PE, Katabira E, Kambugu F, Maurer T, Berger T, Pletcher MJ, Machtinger EL. Etiology of pruritic papular eruption with HIV infection in Uganda. JAMA. 2004 Dec 1; 292(21):2614-21. PMID: 15572719.
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