Michelle Ko, MD, PhD
|Title||Primary Care Research Fellow|
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Institute for Health Policy Studies|
|UCLA||PhD||2012||Health Policy and Management|
|UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program||MD||2004||Medicine|
|Harvard University||BS||1998||Biochemical Sciences|
Michelle Ko currently holds a joint postdoctoral appointment at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCSF. She is deeply committed to advancing our understanding of how social structure, healthcare systems, and policy contribute to disparities in health and healthcare. She is currently engaged in multiple projects on Medicaid and healthcare safety net systems. Her past research includes examining relationships between social inequality and stability of healthcare safety net systems, and the roles of diversity and education in the health professions. She is also strongly interested in educational efforts to grow a health professional and policy workforce that is committed to improving the health of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
disparities in health and healthcare
, access to care
, social determinants
, residential segregation income inequality
, community social capital
, healthcare safety net
, healthcare policy
, healthcare workforce
, health professions diversity
, health professions education
, geographic variations in healthcare
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