Heather Briscoe, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    UCSF, School of MedicineMD12/2005
    UCSF, Pediatric Residency06/2010General Pediatrics
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    ZSFG2017Hearts Grant - Video Laryngoscope

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    I am primarily a clinician educator based at the San Francisco General Hospital in Pediatrics. I have an interest in procedural education, and resident education in particular, but am also engaged in medical student education. In my current role as Interim Director of the Infant Care Center, I have been particularly passionate about the interface of families impacted by Substance Use Disorder and the newborn. We have racially disparate CPS referral rates in California (with SUD a large factor), and an opportunity to review our practices and consider whether our policies are "baking in" systems that have long been understood to be biased. Social Determinants of Health are perhaps the most powerful influence, and the ones we are least equipped to influence. I am looking forward to engaging with multidisciplinary agents of change to ensure the best start for our most vulnerable new families.