Ariana Thompson-Lastad, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Family Community Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1545 Divisadero Street, #327
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-514-8606
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    UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPhD2018Sociology
    UC San Francisco, San Francisco, CApostdoctoral fellowship2020Integrative Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco11/2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Ariana Thompson-Lastad, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Thompson-Lastad is trained as a medical sociologist and conducts qualitative and community-engaged research focused on the role of integrative healthcare in advancing health equity. Her work primarily examines innovative approaches to primary care, including integrative group medical visits implemented in US community health centers and the community midwifery model of postpartum care. Dr. Thompson-Lastad is currently a board member of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved and a leadership team member of the Structural Competency Working Group. She is an affiliated faculty member with the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and the UC Berkeley Center for Social Medicine. Prior to becoming a researcher, Dr. Thompson-Lastad worked in a community health center as a diabetes care coordinator and group medical visit facilitator.

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    1. From Apathy to Structural Competency and the Right to Health: An Institutional Ethnography of a Maternal and Child Wellness Center. Health Hum Rights. 2023 Jun; 25(1):23-38. Downey MM, Thompson-Lastad A. PMID: 37266317; PMCID: PMC9973510.
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    2. Addressing food insecurity and chronic conditions in community health centres: protocol of a quasi-experimental evaluation of Recipe4Health. BMJ Open. 2023 04 06; 13(4):e068585. Rosas LG, Chen S, Xiao L, Emmert-Aronson BO, Chen WT, Ng E, Martinez E, Baiocchi M, Thompson-Lastad A, Markle EA, Tester J. PMID: 37024257; PMCID: PMC10083738.
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    3. Working Toward Integrative Health Equity: Reflections from Acupuncture Implementation Within a Pediatric Primary Care Safety-Net Clinic. Integr Med Rep. 2022; 1(1):20-23. Matthews J, Villanueva K, Yee S, Thompson-Lastad A. PMID: 35692897; PMCID: PMC9177051.
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    4. Beyond Professional Licensure: A Statement of Principle on Culturally-Responsive Healthcare. Glob Adv Health Med. 2021; 11:21649561211043092. Ijaz N, Steinberg M, Flaherty T, Neubauer T, Thompson-Lastad A. PMID: 34868740; PMCID: PMC8640330.
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    5. "Housing Is Health Care": Treating Homelessness in Safety-net Hospitals. Med Anthropol Q. 2022 03; 36(1):44-63. Hanssmann C, Shim JK, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Thompson-Lastad A, Rasidjan MP, Burke NJ. PMID: 34762740; PMCID: PMC8973441.
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    6. Managing the "hot spots": Health care, policing, and the governance of poverty in the US. Am Ethnol. 2021 Nov; 48(4):474-488. Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Dubbin L, Thompson-Lastad A, Hanssmann C, Burke NJ. PMID: 35095125; PMCID: PMC8796821.
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    7. Adaptations to Acupuncture and Pain Counseling Implementation in a Multisite Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2021 May; 27(5):398-406. Ho EY, Thompson-Lastad A, Lam R, Zhang X, Thompson N, Chao MT. PMID: 33902333; PMCID: PMC8126418.
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    8. Social Literacy: Nurses' Contribution Toward the Co-Production of Self-Management. Glob Qual Nurs Res. 2021 Jan-Dec; 8:2333393621993451. Dubbin L, Burke N, Fleming M, Thompson-Lastad A, Napoles TM, Yen I, Shim JK. PMID: 33628867; PMCID: PMC7882743.
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    9. Experiences of Advanced Breast Cancer Among Latina Immigrants: A Qualitative Pilot Study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Dec; 22(6):1287-1294. Glaser J, Coulter YZ, Thompson-Lastad A, Castro-Smyth L, Serrano E, Adler SR. PMID: 32876850; PMCID: PMC7886641.
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    10. Group Medical Visits and Clinician Wellbeing. Glob Adv Health Med. 2020; 9:2164956120973979. Thompson-Lastad A, Gardiner P. PMID: 33282545; PMCID: PMC7683834.
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    11. Patient Engagement, Chronic Illness, and the Subject of Health Care Reform. Med Anthropol. 2021 04; 40(3):214-227. Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Thompson-Lastad A, Burke NJ. PMID: 32946278.
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    12. A crack in the wall: Chronic pain management in integrative group medical visits. Soc Sci Med. 2020 08; 258:113061. Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S. PMID: 32497824; PMCID: PMC7474557.
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    13. Structural Competency: Curriculum for Medical Students, Residents, and Interprofessional Teams on the Structural Factors That Produce Health Disparities. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 03 13; 16:10888. Neff J, Holmes SM, Knight KR, Strong S, Thompson-Lastad A, McGuinness C, Duncan L, Saxena N, Harvey MJ, Langford A, Carey-Simms KL, Minahan SN, Satterwhite S, Ruppel C, Lee S, Walkover L, De Avila J, Lewis B, Matthews J, Nelson N. PMID: 32342010; PMCID: PMC7182045.
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    14. The Quadruple Aim as a Framework for Integrative Group Medical Visits. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Apr; 26(4):261-264. Roth I, Thompson-Lastad A, Thomas AU. PMID: 31971813; PMCID: PMC7153643.
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    15. Acupressure and Therapeutic Touch in Childhood Cancer to Promote Subjective and Intersubjective Experiences of Well-being During Curative Treatment. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119880143. Hu H, Shear D, Thakkar R, Thompson-Lastad A, Pinderhughes H, Hecht FM, Lown EA. PMID: 31632842; PMCID: PMC6769200.
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    16. Vulnerable Patients' Psychosocial Experiences in a Group-Based, Integrative Pain Management Program. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Jul; 25(7):719-726. Bruns EB, Befus D, Wismer B, Knight K, Adler SR, Leonoudakis-Watts K, Thompson-Lastad A, Chao MT. PMID: 31314560; PMCID: PMC6648209.
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    17. Improving Access to Integrative Oncology Through Group Medical Visits: A Pilot Implementation Project. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Jul; 25(7):733-739. Thompson-Lastad A, Atreya CE, Chao MT, Pollak C, Dhruva A, Santana T, Abrams DI. PMID: 31314561; PMCID: PMC6648219.
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    18. Integrative Group Medical Visits: A National Scoping Survey of Safety-Net Clinics. Health Equity. 2019; 3(1):1-8. Thompson-Lastad A, Gardiner P, Chao MT. PMID: 30706043; PMCID: PMC6352502.
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    19. Group Medical Visits as Participatory Care in Community Health Centers. Qual Health Res. 2018 06; 28(7):1065-1076. Thompson-Lastad A. PMID: 29781398; PMCID: PMC6500445.
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    20. Complex care and contradictions of choice in the safety net. Sociol Health Illn. 2018 03; 40(3):538-551. Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Rubin S, Fleming MD, Thompson-Lastad A, Shim JK. PMID: 29424102; PMCID: PMC5867200.
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    21. Response to commentary, "Trauma and the structuring of complex care: Back to the settlements?" by Elizabeth Bowen. Soc Sci Med. 2017 11; 192:28-29. Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ. PMID: 28957781; PMCID: PMC5703202.
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    22. Defining trauma in complex care management: Safety-net providers' perspectives on structural vulnerability and time. Soc Sci Med. 2017 08; 186:104-112. Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ. PMID: 28618290; PMCID: PMC5572816.
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    23. Patient engagement at the margins: Health care providers' assessments of engagement and the structural determinants of health in the safety-net. Soc Sci Med. 2017 06; 183:11-18. Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen IH, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ. PMID: 28445806; PMCID: PMC5654327.
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    24. Does CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care Affect the Birth Experience of Underserved Women? A Mixed Methods Analysis. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 04; 19(2):415-422. Liu R, Chao MT, Jostad-Laswell A, Duncan LG. PMID: 26942939; PMCID: PMC5695671.
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    25. Latino Parents' Insight on Optimal Sleep for Their Preschool-Age Child: Does Context Matter? Acad Pediatr. 2015 Nov-Dec; 15(6):636-43. Martinez SM, Thompson-Lastad A. PMID: 26547544.
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