Beth Griffiths, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-514-8671
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    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA06/2018Internal Medicine Residency
    University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CAMD06/2015
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAMPH06/2014Health Policy
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators2021Excellence in Teaching Award
    UCSF PISCES Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship2021PISCES Outstanding Preceptor Award
    UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine2021Robert H. Crede Award for Community Service

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    Dr. Beth Griffiths is an internal medicine physician who provides primary care to adults and teaches medical students and residents in primary care clinic. She also teaches health policy, advocacy, and community engagement and collaborates with researchers to translate their work into policy change.

    Dr. Griffiths serves as Co-Associate Director of Training and Policy Programs at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. In addition, she serves as Director of Health Care Advocacy for the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) and is a founding member of the DGIM Social Justice, Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (SPACE) Committee, which works to broaden DGIM's impact in the community and with policymakers. In addition, she serves as Co-Director of the UCSF School of Medicine Community Engagement Rotation and Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement for the internal medicine residency Health Equity and Advocacy Pathway.

    Dr. Griffiths earned her master's degree in public health at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, and completed a residency in internal medicine, with a focus on primary care, at UCSF.

    Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Griffiths worked on health and human services legislation in both the California state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. She has held leadership roles in the California Medical Association and American Medical Association as well as taken on an active role in various grassroots, community advocacy coalitions.

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    1. Patient Advocacy Assessment in the Medicine Clerkship: A Qualitative Study of Definition, Context, and Impact. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Feb 07. Griffiths EP, Lai CJ, Ziv T, Dawson D, Dhaliwal G, Wheeler M, Teherani A. PMID: 35132554; PMCID: PMC8821783.
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