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Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
Phone415-476-9618
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAB.S.2003Brain and Cognitive Science
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NYM.P.H.2007Public Health, Adolescent Health
    Cornell University, New York, NYM.D.2008Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NYResidency and Chief Residency2012Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    University of California San FranciscoFellow2016Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
    University of California San FranciscoFellow2016Health Policy
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    University of California San Francisco2016Melvin M. Grumbach Award for Excellence in Research
    University of California San Francisco2014David Knopf Award for Service
    Cornell University School of Medicine2008Honors in Public Service
    Medical Society of New York2008Community Service Award
    Columbia University2006Macy’s Fellowship in Public Health

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    Dr. Raymond-Flesch is an Assistant Professor in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) and the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate training at MIT and her medical training at Cornell University. Her interests in adolescent medicine and public health policy led her to do a Masters of Public Health in Population and Family Health at Columbia University. She then completed her residency and chief residency at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Program with a focus on global health.

    Dr. Raymond-Flesch’s research focuses on access to care for adolescents and young adults with a particular interest in in improving reproductive health access for minority and border communities. She is especially interested in using community-based participatory research to bring health care and health education into these underserved communities.

    Dr. Raymond-Flesch’s prior research has focused on health care access for California’s young undocumented immigrant population, working with a team from IHPS, UC Berkeley, and UCLA to study the health concerns and health care access of California’s DREAMers, or young immigrants eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. This work identified the profound need for improved access to medical, and particularly, mental health care, for this vulnerable community. She is also partnering with researchers investigating the health and health care access of Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants without documentation to compare and contrast the health concerns and access for these groups. Dr. Raymond-Flesch’s subsequent research investigated how Medi-Cal eligibility changes that are occurring as a result of the Affordable Care Act and shifting immigration policy, are communicated to and implemented by Medi-Cal enrollment workers.

    Dr. Raymond-Flesch's current research, conducted in partnership with colleagues from RTI, UC Berkeley, and the Monterey County Health Department, examines the relationship between gang violence and unintended teen pregnancies in Salinas, California - a small, predominantly Latino community in California’s rural central coast. Although some research has examined the association between violence and teen pregnancies in large urban centers, little is known about this association in rural communities. Formative work from this investigation highlighted the critical role that family plays in positive youth development and reproductive health knowledge. This formative work, and the community engagement associated with it, also revealed wide-spread concern about the mental health of Salinas youth. This data has informed the development of "A Crecer: The Salinas Teen Health Study," an ongoing longitudinal survey of 600 early adolescents in Salinas.


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    1. Raymond-Flesch M. To Address Health Disparities for Latino Youth, Promote Their Engagement in Health Care. J Adolesc Health. 2017 May; 60(5):477-478. PMID: 28433117.
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    2. Raymond-Flesch M, Auerswald C, McGlone L, Comfort M, Minnis A. Building social capital to promote adolescent wellbeing: a qualitative study with teens in a Latino agricultural community. BMC Public Health. 2017 Feb 08; 17(1):177. PMID: 28178971.
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    3. Siemons R, Raymond-Flesh M, Auerswald CL, Brindis CD. Coming of Age on the Margins: Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Latino Immigrant Young Adults Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 Feb 6. PMID: 26852235.
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    4. Raymond-Flesch M, Siemons R, Brindis CD. Research and Engagement Strategies for Young Adult Immigrants Without Documentation: Lessons Learned Through Community Partnership. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016; 10(3):373-382. PMID: 28230545.
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    5. Raymond-Flesch M, Siemons R, Pourat N, Jacobs K, Brindis CD. "There is no help out there and if there is, it's really hard to find": a qualitative study of the health concerns and health care access of Latino "DREAMers". J Adolesc Health. 2014 Sep; 55(3):323-8. PMID: 25151054.
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    6. Lin A.J., Raymond M., Catallozzi M., Ryan O., Rickert V.I. Relationship Violence in Adolescence. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. 2008; (18):530-443.
    7. Raymond M., Catallozzi M., Lin A.J., Ryan O., Rickert V.I. The Development of Intimate Relationships in Adolescence. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. 2008; (18):449-459.
    8. Raymond, M., Bogdanovich, L., Brahmi, D., Cardinal, L.J., Fager, G.L., Frattarelli, L.C., Hecker, G., Jarpe, A.E., Viera, A., Kantor, L., Santelli, J.S. State Refusal of Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs. Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC. 2008; (5):44-55.
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