Elizabeth Ozer, PhD

SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco CA 94118
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    Stanford UniversityPhD1992Couseling and Health Psychology
    Stanford UniversityMA1988Psychology
    University of Michigan BA1982Psychology

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    Elizabeth Ozer is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, SF (UCSF), Co-Director of Research Training in Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, and Director of Research & Evaluation for the Office of Diversity and Outreach at UCSF. Dr. Ozer is a psychologist whose research has focused primarily on the health of adolescents, young adults, and women. She has served as either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of multiple U.S. federally funded grants focused on decreasing adolescent risky behavior through improving the care provided by the health care system and the primary care provider. This research has tested models for increasing the screening and counseling of adolescents in primary care as well as evaluated the effect of provider screening and counseling on adolescent behavior across multiple health risk areas. Recent Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Science Foundation funded research has explored ways that technology can be incorporated into successful models of prevention for teenagers, with a current transdisciplinary collaboration with computer scientists to design, implement, and investigate a self-adaptive personalized behavior change system for adolescent preventive health (with a focus on reducing adolescent alcohol use).

    In addition to intervention research, Dr. Ozer and colleagues have examined ethnic/racial disparities in the delivery of preventive services, rates of screening for depression in primary care, and trends in depression, nutrition, and physical activity screening. Extending beyond the adolescent age-group, recent work has emphasized young adult preventive health care. Dr. Ozer is currently PI of a Maternal & Child Health (MCHB) funded Adolescent/Young Adult Health Network with a focus on developing a national transdisciplinary research agenda for adolescent and young adult health and to translate research into practice.

    Dr. Ozer is Chair of the University of California System-Wide Committee on the Status of Women; and a member of the UCSF Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and the Campus Council on Faculty Life. In 2007, she served as a visiting professor at the University of Melbourne.

    Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
    Dates: 09/01/14-08/31/17
    MCH Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN)

    IIS- 1344670
    Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
    (Collaborating PI at NC State)
    National Science Foundation
    Dates: 10/01/13-09/30/17
    Title: SCH INT: Collaborative Research: A Self-Adaptive Personalized Behavior Change System for Adolescent Preventive Healthcare

    1255695 - PI
    National Science Foundation
    Dates: 2012-2015
    Title: EAGER: Adolescents Learning Coping Skills and Problem Solving Using an Interactive Graphic Novel

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    Biomedical Research Career Identification in Graduate Education (BRIDGE)
    NIH/NIGMS R01GM107782Sep 1, 2013 - Jun 30, 2017
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Improving Adolescent Primary Care Through An Interactive Behavioral Health Module
    AHRQ R21HS020997Sep 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NIMH F31MH009959Sep 1, 1990
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Harris SK, Aalsma MC, Weitzman ER, Garcia-Huidobro D, Wong C, Hadland SE, Santelli J, Park MJ, Ozer EM. Research on Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents and Young Adults: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go? J Adolesc Health. 2016 Dec 20. PMID: 28011064.
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    2. Jasik CB, Berna M, Martin M, Ozer EM. Teen Preferences for Clinic-Based Behavior Screens: Who, Where, When, and How? J Adolesc Health. 2016 Dec; 59(6):722-724. PMID: 27884300.
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    3. Webb MJ, Kauer SD, Ozer EM, Haller DM, Sanci LA. Does screening for and intervening with multiple health compromising behaviours and mental health disorders amongst young people attending primary care improve health outcomes? A systematic review. BMC Fam Pract. 2016; 17(1):104. PMID: 27488823.
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    4. Tebb KP, Erenrich RK, Jasik CB, Berna MS, Lester JC, Ozer EM. Use of theory in computer-based interventions to reduce alcohol use among adolescents and young adults: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16(1):517. PMID: 27317330.
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    5. Sanci L, Chondros P, Sawyer S, Pirkis J, Ozer E, Hegarty K, Yang F, Grabsch B, Shiell A, Cahill H, Ambresin AE, Patterson E, Patton G. Responding to Young People's Health Risks in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomised Trial of Training Clinicians in Screening and Motivational Interviewing. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0137581. PMID: 26422235; PMCID: PMC4589315.
    6. Dolcini MM, Catania JA, Gandelman A, Ozer EM. Implementing a brief evidence-based HIV intervention: a mixed methods examination of compliance fidelity. Transl Behav Med. 2014 Dec; 4(4):424-33. PMID: 25584091; PMCID: PMC4286556.
    7. Sadeh N, Londahl-Shaller EA, Piatigorsky A, Fordwood S, Stuart BK, McNiel DE, Klonsky ED, Ozer EM, Yaeger AM. Functions of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents and young adults with Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms. Psychiatry Res. 2014 May 15; 216(2):217-22. PMID: 24594204.
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    8. Ozer EM, Scott JT, Brindis CD. Seizing the opportunity: improving young adult preventive health care. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2013 Dec; 24(3):507-25. PMID: 24654545.
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    9. Lau JS, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Ozer EM. Receipt of preventive health services in young adults. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Jan; 52(1):42-9. PMID: 23260833; PMCID: PMC3574866.
    10. Sanci L, Grabsch B, Chondros P, Shiell A, Pirkis J, Sawyer S, Hegarty K, Patterson E, Cahill H, Ozer E, Seymour J, Patton G. The prevention access and risk taking in young people (PARTY) project protocol: a cluster randomised controlled trial of health risk screening and motivational interviewing for young people presenting to general practice. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12:400. PMID: 22672481; PMCID: PMC3533834.
    11. Viner RM, Ozer EM, Denny S, Marmot M, Resnick M, Fatusi A, Currie C. Adolescence and the social determinants of health. Lancet. 2012 Apr 28; 379(9826):1641-52. PMID: 22538179.
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    12. Ozer EM, Urquhart JT, Brindis CD, Park MJ, Irwin CE. Young adult preventive health care guidelines: there but can't be found. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Mar; 166(3):240-7. PMID: 22393182.
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    13. Jasik CB, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Ozer E. The association of BMI status with adolescent preventive screening. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug; 128(2):e317-23. PMID: 21768313; PMCID: PMC3146353.
    14. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Orrell-Valente JK, Wibbelsman CJ, Lustig JL, Millstein SG, Garber AK, Irwin CE. Does delivering preventive services in primary care reduce adolescent risky behavior? J Adolesc Health. 2011 Nov; 49(5):476-82. PMID: 22018561.
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    15. Ozer EM, Zahnd EG, Adams SH, Husting SR, Wibbelsman CJ, Norman KP, Smiga SM. Are adolescents being screened for emotional distress in primary care? J Adolesc Health. 2009 Jun; 44(6):520-7. PMID: 19465315.
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    16. Adams SH, Husting S, Zahnd E, Ozer EM. Adolescent preventive services: rates and disparities in preventive health topics covered during routine medical care in a California sample. J Adolesc Health. 2009 Jun; 44(6):536-45. PMID: 19465317; PMCID: PMC2730825.
    17. Buckelew SM, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Gee S, Ozer EM. Increasing clinician self-efficacy for screening and counseling adolescents for risky health behaviors: results of an intervention. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Aug; 43(2):198-200. PMID: 18639796.
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    18. Ozer EM. The adolescent primary care visit: time to build on strengths. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Dec; 41(6):519-20. PMID: 18023777.
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    19. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Lustig JL, Gee S, Garber AK, Gardner LR, Rehbein M, Addison L, Irwin CE. Increasing the screening and counseling of adolescents for risky health behaviors: a primary care intervention. Pediatrics. 2005 Apr; 115(4):960-8. PMID: 15805371.
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    20. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Gardner LR, Mailloux DE, Wibbelsman CJ, Irwin CE. Provider self-efficacy and the screening of adolescents for risky health behaviors. J Adolesc Health. 2004 Aug; 35(2):101-7. PMID: 15261638.
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    21. Brindis C, Park MJ, Ozer EM, Irwin CE. Adolescents' access to health services and clinical preventive health care: crossing the great divide. Pediatr Ann. 2002 Sep; 31(9):575-81. PMID: 12271742.
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    22. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Lustig JL, Millstein SG, Camfield K, El-Diwany S, Volpe S, Irwin CE. Can it be done? Implementing adolescent clinical preventive services. Health Serv Res. 2001 Dec; 36(6 Pt 2):150-65. PMID: 16148966; PMCID: PMC1383612.
    23. Sommers PS, Muller JH, Ozer EM, Chu PW. Perceived self-efficacy for performing key physician-faculty functions--a baseline assessment of participants in a one-year faculty development program. Acad Med. 2001 Oct; 76(10 Suppl):S71-3. PMID: 11597878.
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    24. Lustig JL, Ozer EM, Adams SH, Wibbelsman CJ, Fuster CD, Bonar RW, Irwin CE. Improving the delivery of adolescent clinical preventive services through skills-based training. Pediatrics. 2001 May; 107(5):1100-7. PMID: 11331693.
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    25. Sommers PS, Muller JH, Ozer EM. The faculty self-efficacy scale: a tool for evaluating faculty development interventions. Acad Med. 2000 May; 75(5):559-60. PMID: 10824845.
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    26. Halpern-Felsher BL, Ozer EM, Millstein SG, Wibbelsman CJ, Fuster CD, Elster AB, Irwin CE. Preventive services in a health maintenance organization: how well do pediatricians screen and educate adolescent patients? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000 Feb; 154(2):173-9. PMID: 10665605.
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    27. Ozer EM, Barnett RC, Brennan RT, Sperling J. Does child care involvement increase or decrease distress among dual-earner couples? Womens Health. 1998; 4(4):285-311. PMID: 9916542.
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    28. Ozer EM. The impact of work-family systems on women's psychological health: an introduction. Womens Health. 1998; 4(4):281-3. PMID: 9916541.
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    29. Chesney MA, Ozer EM. Women and health: in search of a paradigm. Womens Health. 1995; 1(1):3-26. PMID: 9373371.
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