Edward Machtinger, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||400 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|University of California, San Francisco||Residency ||Internal Medicine|
|Harvard University||M.D.||School of Medicine||1996|
Edward Machtinger, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Women’s HIV Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His primary academic interest is the relationship between HIV and violence against women.
The current focus of Dr. Machtinger’s research, advocacy and clinical innovation has been towards developing, implemented and evaluating a scalable model of trauma-informed primary care. Dr. Machtinger has convened, with Positive Women’s Network-USA, a national strategy group to develop the trauma-informed primary care model to guide national implementation and evaluation efforts.
His latest publications include: a conceptual framework for trauma-informed primary care in clinic settings; 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. Dr. Machtinger is also interested in the healing power of reducing isolation through group trauma interventions. He recently published a studies describing the positive impacts of a new theatrical disclosure intervention for women living with HIV and histories of trauma as well as a study of a group intervention for combined substance use disorder and PTSD..
In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he now leads a national demonstration site of trauma informed primary care at UCSF. His team is conducting the first implementation study of this powerful model, with the goal of publishing an evidence-based scalable blueprint any clinic can use to implement trauma-informed primary care.
Dr. Machtinger is a respected thought leader and advocate nationally for education and policy pertaining to trauma informed care and women’s health. He presently serves on the NIH prioritization committee for women and girls with HIV across all institutes and led the effort to include addressing trauma as a priority for 2016. He also serves on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) General Adult Trauma Screening and Brief Interventions (GATSBI) working group, providing expertise on developing best practices for trauma-informed primary care. In addition, he recently advised the Presidential Federal Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Gender-related Health Disparities and was a keynote speaker at the release of their 2014 report. Dr. Machtinger was also a lead presenter at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HIV/AIDS Bureau Conference on Women, Trauma and HIV and served on the technical expert panel convened for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Dr. Machtinger has spoken widely about trauma-informed primary care at academic conferences, on webinars, to people affected by trauma, and to students at all levels. He 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 and is the Co-Chair of the San Francisco Task Force on HIV-positive adolescents.
Dr. Machtinger is also a respected clinician, teacher and mentor and was the recipient of the UCSF School of Medicine 2013 Osler Distinguished Teaching Award. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and performed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF. 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.
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