Janet Coffman

Title(s)Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-2435
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    Janet Coffman, MA, MPP, PhD, aims to build bridges between academia and policymakers. At the PRL-IHPS, her work as principal analyst for medical effectiveness for the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP) is a prime example of bridge building. Established in 2002, CHBRP responds to requests from the California State Legislature to provide independent analysis of proposed health insurance benefit mandates and repeals. The program is administered by the University of California's Office of the President and involves faculty and staff from several UC campuses, other universities in California, and an actuarial firm. Since Dr. Coffman joined the program in October 2005, she has authored the medical effectiveness sections of 44 CHBRP reports on a wide variety of topics, including asthma education, gynecological cancer screening, HIV testing, mental health parity, tobacco cessation., She also leads CHBRP’s ongoing efforts to strengthen methods for identifying and analyzing pertinent medical literature.

    Dr. Coffman’s other research interests include innovations in management of asthma and other chronic illnesses, access to care for vulnerable populations, development of evidence-based health policies, and health care workforce issues. She has published in a wide range of journals, including Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Pediatrics, and Psychiatric Services.

    Dr. Coffman received a doctoral degree in health services and policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005. She also has a master's degree in public policy from UC-Berkeley. She previously worked for the United States Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the UCSF Center for the Health Professions.

    Dr. Coffman’s research has made important contributions to health workforce policy in California. While at the Center for the Health Professions, she co-authored articles and reports on options for addressing health workforce shortages, geographic misdistribution, and lack of racial/ethnic diversity among health professionals. While at UC-Berkeley, she was the lead author of a report on California’s physician workforce that served as a major resource for the University of California Health Sciences Committee’s strategic plan for expansion of health professions education. She also served on a subcommittee that advised the Health Sciences Committee regarding public health education. In 2010, she wrote an analysis of the impact of national health care reform on California’s health workforce needs for the California Program on Access to Care. She is currently leading a survey on California physicians’ use of health information technology for the California Department of Health Services and the California HealthCare Foundation.

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    1. Testing the Validity of Primary Care Physicians' Self-Reported Acceptance of New Patients by Insurance Status. Health Serv Res. 2016 08; 51(4):1515-32. Coffman JM, Rhodes KV, Fix M, Bindman AB. PMID: 26762212.
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    2. Future Demand For Long-Term Care Workers Will Be Influenced By Demographic And Utilization Changes. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun; 34(6):936-45. Spetz J, Trupin L, Bates T, Coffman JM. PMID: 26056198.
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    3. Electronic health record availability among advanced practice registered nurses and physicians. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Nov; 20(11 Spec No. 17):eSP31-8. Coffman JM, Spetz J, Grumbach K, Fix M, Bindman AB. PMID: 25811817.
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    4. Calling all doctors: what type of insurance do you accept? JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 174(6):869-70. Bindman AB, Coffman JM. PMID: 24710694.
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    5. Patient reminder systems and asthma medication adherence: a systematic review. J Asthma. 2014 Jun; 51(5):536-43. Tran N, Coffman JM, Sumino K, Cabana MD. PMID: 24506699.
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    6. Recent developments in asthma education. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Apr; 11(2):132-6. Cabana MD, Coffman JM. PMID: 21301331.
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    7. Financial impact of California's new law to increase HIV screening by mandating insurance coverage. AIDS Care. 2011 Feb; 23(2):206-12. Meng YY, Coffman JM, Ripps JC, Lee C, Kominski GF. PMID: 21259133.
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    8. Translating medical effectiveness research into policy: lessons from the California Health Benefits Review Program. Milbank Q. 2009 Dec; 87(4):863-902. Coffman JM, Hong MK, Aubry WM, Luft HS, Yelin E. PMID: 20021589.
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    9. Do school-based asthma education programs improve self-management and health outcomes? Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):729-42. Coffman JM, Cabana MD, Yelin EH. PMID: 19651589.
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    10. Physician communication regarding cost when prescribing asthma medication to children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Jun; 48(5):493-8. Patel MR, Coffman JM, Tseng CW, Clark NM, Cabana MD. PMID: 19164133.
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    11. Effects of asthma education on children's use of acute care services: a meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar; 121(3):575-86. Coffman JM, Cabana MD, Halpin HA, Yelin EH. PMID: 18310208.
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    12. Do physicians always flee from HMOs? New results using dynamic panel estimation methods. Health Serv Res. 2006 Apr; 41(2):357-73. Brown TT, Coffman JM, Quinn BC, Scheffler RM, Schwalm DD. PMID: 16584453.
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    13. The impact of capitated financing on psychiatric emergency services. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Jun; 56(6):685-90. Catalano RA, Coffman JM, Bloom JR, Ma Y, Kang SH. PMID: 15939944.
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    14. Minimum nurse-to-patient ratios in acute care hospitals in California. Health Aff (Millwood). 2002 Sep-Oct; 21(5):53-64. Coffman JM, Seago JA, Spetz J. PMID: 12224909.
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