Laura Gottlieb, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Family Community Medicine|
|Address||3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights |
San Francisco CA 94143
Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH is Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Gottlieb’s current research focuses on designing and evaluating methods to integrate interventions to address social factors into health care. These interventions include volunteer-powered social services Help Desks, Medical-Legal Partnerships and other efforts to identify and address social needs in medical practices, like re-designing electronic medical records to incorporate data on social determinants; increasing patient enrollment in county income and food benefits; and improving social work capacity. Dr. Gottlieb is also a co-founder of HealthBegins, a non-profit organization providing education, consulting, networking, and technology services to health care providers interested in joining the effort to move medicine upstream. She also founded the Bay Area Help Desk Consortium, a collaboration between multiple hospitals, legal aid, and university groups investing in volunteer Help Desks in Bay Area health systems. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Gottlieb was a Cohort 7 Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at UCSF/UCB from 2009-2011. She completed her MD at Harvard Medical School, and both her MPH and residency training at the University of Washington. Dr. Gottlieb is affiliated with the UCSF Center for Health and Community.
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