Theresa Allison, MD, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||4150 Clement St|
San Francisco CA 94121
|UCSF Division of Geriatrics||2016||Teacher of the Year|
|Department of Veterans Affairs||2013||Special Contribution Award|
|Department of Veterans Affairs||2103||Superstar Award|
|American Geriatrics Society||2011||New Investigator Award|
|American Geriatrics Society||2009||Best Poster, Quality of Life Section|
|P.E.O.||2001||Doctoral Completion Award|
|Society for Ethnomusicology||2001||Ida Halpern Award for Research in Native American Music|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||1997
||1999||Teachers Ranked Outstanding by their Students|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||1994
||1995||Teachers Ranked Outstanding by their Students|
Theresa A. Allison, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, with a secondary appointment in Family and Community Medicine. She completed her M.D. in 2002 and her Ph.D in Musicology in 2010, at the University of Illinois Medical Scholars Program. She completed family practice residency in 2005 and geriatric fellowship in 2007, at UCSF. Her primary appointment is at the San Francisco VA Health Care System, where she serves as medical director for the Home Based Primary Care Program (HBPC), providing interprofessional care for high cost, high needs patients from San Mateo through Humboldt Counties. Dr. Allison focuses her efforts on the implementation of evidence based, interprofessional models of care for vulnerable older adults, and on building the workforce needed to keep complex, chronically ill older adults safely housed in the community.
Dr. Allison’s research is in the medical humanities, with a focus on the roles of music in creating community in nursing homes, on the roles of musical memory in the context of neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, and on the perceived and measurable health effects of singing and exercising in choirs.
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