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Maria Raven, MD, MPH

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentEmergency Medicine
Address533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-353-8212
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    Oregon Health & Science UniversityMD, MPH2001School of Medicine
    NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital CenterResidency2005Emergency Medicine
    NYU School of MedicineMS2007Clinical Research
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    UCSF2012  - 2015Irene Perstein Award for outstanding junior woman clinician scientist

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    Maria Raven, MD, MPH, MSc, a practicing emergency medicine physician and health services researcher, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. Prior to coming to UCSF in 2011, Dr. Raven had 10 years of experience in the New York City public hospital system where she completed her residency and a research fellowship, and went on to oversee one of six New York State Department of Health-funded Chronic Illness Demonstration Project for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and New York State Medicaid. She currently works closely with the San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), the largest Medicaid Managed Care Program in the City and County of San Francisco, on programs related to their highest cost members. Dr. Raven works clinically in the Emergency Department at Moffitt-Long, and conducts research related to emergency medicine payment policy and frequent users of the health system and social care system. She is the recipient of a patient centered outcomes research (PCOR) K12 award, a 2-year AHRQ-funded position working with San Francisco General Hospital, the city’s public hospital, to research issues of importance to the hospital and community it serves. She is the lead evaluator for Santa Clara County's innovative Chronic Homelessness Pay For Success Initiative.


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    1. Raven MC, Guzman D, Chen AH, Kornak J, Kushel M. Out-of-Network Emergency Department Use among Managed Medicaid Beneficiaries. Health Serv Res. 2016 Nov 11. PMID: 27861836.
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    2. Raven M, Guzman D, Chen A, Kornak J, Kushel M. . Out-of-Network Emergency Department Use Among Managed Medicaid Beneficiaries. Health Services Research. Forthcoming. 2016.
    3. Raven M, Tieu L, Lee CT, Ponath C, Guzman D, Kushel M, et al. Emergency Department Use in a Cohort of Older Homeless Adults: Results from the HOPE HOME Study. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Aug 13. PMID: 27520382.
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    4. Raven M, Kushel M, Ko MJ, Penko J, Bindman AB, et al. The Effectiveness of Emergency Department Visit Reduction Programs: A Systematic Review. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Jun 7. PMID: 27287549.
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    5. Boscardin CK, Gonzales R, Bradley KL, Raven MC. Predicting cost of care using self-reported health status data. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015; 15(1):406. PMID: 26399319; PMCID: PMC4580365.
    6. Fingar KR, Smith MW, Davies S, McDonald KM, Stocks C, Raven MC. Medicaid dental coverage alone may not lower rates of dental emergency department visits. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Aug; 34(8):1349-57. PMID: 26240249.
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    7. Raven MC. Patient-centered medical homes may reduce emergency department use: what does this tell us? Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jun; 65(6):661-3. PMID: 25771747.
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    8. Doran KM, Colucci AC, Wall SP, Williams ND, Hessler RA, Goldfrank LR, Raven MC. Reasons for emergency department use: do frequent users differ? Am J Manag Care. 2014; 20(11):e506-14. PMID: 25730349.
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    9. Hall MK, Raven M, Hall J, Yeh C, Allen E, Rodriguez RM, Tangherlini NL, Sporer KA, Brown JF. EMS-STARS: Emergency Medical Services "Superuser" Transport Associations: An Adult Retrospective Study. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015 January-March; 19(1):61-67. PMID: 25093273.
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    10. Raven MC. Capsule commentary on Capp et al., National study of health insurance type and reasons for emergency department use. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr; 29(4):651. PMID: 24481687; PMCID: PMC3965736.
    11. Elbel B, Gillespie C, Raven MC. Presenting quality data to vulnerable groups: charts, summaries or behavioral economic nudges? J Health Serv Res Policy. 2014 Feb 24. PMID: 24567307.
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    12. Billings J, Raven MC. Emergency department use: the authors reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Feb; 33(2):346. PMID: 24493781.
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    13. Billings J, Raven MC. Dispelling an urban legend: frequent emergency department users have substantial burden of disease. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Dec; 32(12):2099-108. PMID: 24301392.
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    14. Bosson N, Redlener MA, Foltin GL, Raven M, Foran MP, Wall SP. Barriers to utilization of pre-hospital emergency medical services among residents in Libreville, Gabon: A qualitative study. African Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2013; 3(4):172-77.
    15. Foley M, Legome E, Raven M. Reducing emergency department utilization: is this the answer? Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1062-3. PMID: 24127711.
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    16. Doran KM, Raven MC, Rosenheck RA. What drives frequent emergency department use in an integrated health system? National data from the Veterans Health Administration. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Aug; 62(2):151-9. PMID: 23582617.
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    17. Raven MC, Lowe RA, Maselli J, Hsia RY. Comparison of presenting complaint vs discharge diagnosis for identifying " nonemergency" emergency department visits. JAMA. 2013 Mar 20; 309(11):1145-53. PMID: 23512061; PMCID: PMC3711676.
    18. Raven MC, Kotchko SM, Gould DA. Can targeted messaging encourage PCP contact before ED visits? Am J Manag Care. 2013 Jan; 19(1):41-5. PMID: 23379743.
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    19. Raven, MC and Gould, DA. . Time and Again: Frequent Users of Emergency Department Services in New York City. Issue Brief: United Hospital Fund. 2012.
    20. Raven MC, Gillespie CC, DiBennardo R, Van Busum K, Elbel B. Vulnerable patients' perceptions of health care quality and quality data. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr; 32(2):311-26. PMID: 22040832.
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    21. Raven MC, Doran KM, Kostrowski S, Gillespie CC, Elbel BD. An intervention to improve care and reduce costs for high-risk patients with frequent hospital admissions: a pilot study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011; 11:270. PMID: 21995329; PMCID: PMC3212942.
    22. Raven MC. What we don't know may hurt us: interventions for frequent emergency department users. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 58(1):53-5. PMID: 21689566.
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    23. Pines JM, Asplin BR, Kaji AH, Lowe RA, Magid DJ, Raven M, Weber EJ, Yealy DM. Frequent users of emergency department services: gaps in knowledge and a proposed research agenda. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jun; 18(6):e64-9. PMID: 21676051.
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    24. Carrier E, McNeely J, Lobach I, Tay S, Gourevitch MN, Raven MC. Factors associated with frequent utilization of crisis substance use detoxification services. J Addict Dis. 2011 Apr; 30(2):116-22. PMID: 21491293.
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    25. Raven MC, Carrier ER, Lee J, Billings JC, Marr M, Gourevitch MN. Substance use treatment barriers for patients with frequent hospital admissions. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2010 Jan; 38(1):22-30. PMID: 19540700.
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    26. Raven MC, Billings JC, Goldfrank LR, Manheimer ED, Gourevitch MN. Medicaid patients at high risk for frequent hospital admission: real-time identification and remediable risks. J Urban Health. 2009 Mar; 86(2):230-41. PMID: 19082899; PMCID: PMC2648879.
    27. Raven MC, Hoffman RS. Images in emergency medicine. Acute left-sided rectus sheath hematoma. Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Dec; 46(6):558, 562. PMID: 16308075.
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    28. Kwon N, Raven MC, Chiang WK, Moran GJ, Jui J, Carter RA, Goldfrank L. Emergency physicians' perspectives on smallpox vaccination. Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Jun; 10(6):599-605. PMID: 12782519.
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