Jeffrey Newman, MD, MPH

Title(s)Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #12221
San Francisco CA 94158
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    UC BerkeleyMPH1975Epidemiology
    SF PHS HospitalResidency1976Internal Medicine
    SF PHS HospitalResidency1977Preventive Medicine
    CDCEpidemic Intelligence Service1986Applied Epidemiolgy
    UCSFMid-Career Fellowship in Health Services Research2004IHPS
    UCSFInterprofessional Career Development2015Geriatrics
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    1964National Merit Scholarship
    Brandeis University1968Phi Beta Kappa
    San Francisco Hypertension Council1980President
    National Indian Health Board1981Special Recognition Award
    US Public Health Service1989Commendation Medal
    American Diabetes Association1989Epidemiology Council Officer
    American Diabetes Association, California 1993Cultural Diversity Committee
    Center for Clinical Quality Evaluation1996Education Panel, Stroke Prevention
    American College of Preventive Medicine1998Faculty, Managing Care for Defined Populations
    CA Cooperative Healthcare Reporting Initiative1999  - 2002Executive Committee
    CA Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program2002  - 2004Advisory Committee
    San Francisco Medical Society2005  - 2012Board of Directors
    Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group2014  - 2019Member
    US Against Alzheimers2020ACPM representative to Provider Leadership Group

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    Dr Newman's long term research interests are the prevention and control of chronic disease, the use of information systems to improve quality of medical care, and collaboration with community organizations & public health.

    His focus is on brain health and advance care planning - especially collaboration among primary care, geriatrics, and palliative care.

    He recently co-produced a training program "Brain Health - Benefits of Blood Pressure Management as a Potential Mechanism to Reduce the Risk of Cognitive Decline and Dementia. American College of Preventive Medicine. December 2018", available at:

    And he was recently appointed Co-Leader of the San Francisco Palliative Care Task Force.

    His entrepreneurial interests include digital health and consultation with a variety of start-ups on clinical and reimbursement feasibility.
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    San Francisco Palliative Care Workgroup
    San Francisco Division of Aging and Adult Services
    Role: Co-Leader
    Description: Improve palliative care and advance care planning in San Francisco, especially for underserved, diverse populations .

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    1. Using post-acute and long-term care quality report cards Discharge planning decisions fall heavily on patients, families, caregivers. 2017. Charlene Harrington, Leslie Ross, Jeffrey Newman. . View Publication.
    2. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING. San Francisco Medicine: A Community-Based Initiative in San Francisco. 2015; 88(3):15. Newman J, Sudore R, Stephens C, Miller BJ, Richie C. View Publication.
    3. Effects of initiating palliative care consultation in the emergency department on inpatient length of stay. J Palliat Med. 2013 Nov; 16(11):1362-7. Wu FM, Newman JM, Lasher A, Brody AA. PMID: 23971709.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Multiple locations of advance care planning documentation in an electronic health record: are they easy to find? J Palliat Med. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1089-94. Wilson CJ, Newman J, Tapper S, Lai S, Cheng PH, Wu FM, Tai-Seale M. PMID: 23742686.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. The effects of an inpatient palliative care team on discharge disposition. J Palliat Med. 2010 May; 13(5):541-8. Brody AA, Ciemins E, Newman J, Harrington C. PMID: 20210658.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Physician-community health worker partnering to support diabetes self-management in primary care. Qual Prim Care. 2010; 18(6):363-72. Otero-Sabogal R, Arretz D, Siebold S, Hallen E, Lee R, Ketchel A, Li J, Newman J. PMID: 21294977.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    7. Peering into the black box: billing and insurance activities in a medical group. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w544-54. Sakowski JA, Kahn JG, Kronick RG, Newman JM, Luft HS. PMID: 19443478.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Severity of medication administration errors detected by a bar-code medication administration system. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Sep 01; 65(17):1661-6. Sakowski J, Newman JM, Dozier K. PMID: 18714114.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. The economic and clinical impact of an inpatient palliative care consultation service: a multifaceted approach. J Palliat Med. 2007 Dec; 10(6):1347-55. Ciemins EL, Blum L, Nunley M, Lasher A, Newman JM. PMID: 18095814.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Assessing dual-role staff-interpreter linguistic competency in an integrated healthcare system. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22 Suppl 2:331-5. Moreno MR, Otero-Sabogal R, Newman J. PMID: 17957420; PMCID: PMC2078538.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. An Evaluation of the Advanced Illness Management (AIM) Program: Increasing hospice utilization in the San Francisco Bay area. J Palliat Med. 2006 Dec; 9(6):1401-11. Ciemins EL, Stuart B, Gerber R, Newman J, Bauman M. PMID: 17187548.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Using a bar-coded medication administration system to prevent medication errors in a community hospital network. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2005 Dec 15; 62(24):2619-25. Sakowski J, Leonard T, Colburn S, Michaelsen B, Schiro T, Schneider J, Newman JM. PMID: 16333060.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Prioritizing interventions to improve rates of thrombolysis for ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2005 Feb 22; 64(4):654-9. California Acute Stroke Pilot Registry (CASPR) Investigators. PMID: 15728287.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 82     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    14. Hospital usage of early do-not-resuscitate orders and outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke. 2004 May; 35(5):1130-4. Hemphill JC, Newman J, Zhao S, Johnston SC. PMID: 15044768.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 113     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Electronic medical records in solo/small groups: a qualitative study of physician user types. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004; 107(Pt 1):658-62. Miller RH, Sim I, Newman J. PMID: 15360895.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Cost effectiveness of ACE inhibitor treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Pharmacoeconomics. 2004; 22(15):1015-27. Dong FB, Sorensen SW, Manninen DL, Thompson TJ, Narayan V, Orians CE, Gregg EW, Eastman RC, Dasbach EJ, Herman WH, Newman JM, Narva AS, Ballard DJ, Engelgau MM. PMID: 15449965.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Predictors of rehospitalization for symptomatic venous thromboembolism after total hip arthroplasty. N Engl J Med. 2000 Dec 14; 343(24):1758-64. White RH, Gettner S, Newman JM, Trauner KB, Romano PS. PMID: 11114314.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 58     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Medicare beneficiary complaints about quality of care. Am J Med Qual. 2000 Nov-Dec; 15(6):241-50. Harrington C, Weinberg J, Merrill S, Newman J. PMID: 11126593.
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    19. Racial and ethnic differences in the use of cardiovascular procedures: findings from the California Cooperative Cardiovascular Project. Am J Public Health. 2000 Jul; 90(7):1128-34. Ford E, Newman J, Deosaransingh K. PMID: 10897193; PMCID: PMC1446298.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Is screening mammography effective in elderly women? Am J Med. 2000 Feb; 108(2):112-9. Smith-Bindman R, Kerlikowske K, Gebretsadik T, Newman J. PMID: 11126304.
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    21. Mammography screening among California Medicare beneficiaries: 1993-1994. Am J Prev Med. 1998 Oct; 15(3):198-205. Parker J, Gebretsadik T, Sabogal F, Newman J, Lawson HW. PMID: 9791637.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Underutilization of pressure ulcer risk assessment in hip fracture patients. Adv Wound Care. 1998 Jan-Feb; 11(1):32-8. Stotts NA, Deosaransingh K, Roll FJ, Newman J. PMID: 9729931.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection among California Medicare patients. Arch Intern Med. 1997 May 12; 157(9):994-8. Roll J, Weng A, Newman J. PMID: 9140270.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Survey of physician practice behaviors related to diabetes mellitus in the U.S. Physician adherence to consensus recommendations. Diabetes Care. 1993 Nov; 16(11):1507-10. Kenny SJ, Smith PJ, Goldschmid MG, Newman JM, Herman WH. PMID: 8299440.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Alternative approaches to public health surveillance of IDDM. Diabetes Care. 1993 May; 16(5):812-4. Newman JM, Herman WH, Vinicor F. PMID: 8388329.
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    26. Comparison of coronary heart disease mortality risk between black and white people with diabetes. Ethn Dis. 1993; 3(2):145-51. DeStefano F, Newman J. PMID: 8324491.
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    27. Diabetes-associated mortality in Native Americans. Diabetes Care. 1993 Jan; 16(1):297-9. Newman JM, DeStefano F, Valway SE, German RR, Muneta B. PMID: 8422795.
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    28. Risk factors for coronary heart disease mortality among persons with diabetes. Ann Epidemiol. 1993 Jan; 3(1):27-34. DeStefano F, Ford ES, Newman J, Stevenson JM, Wetterhall SF, Anda RF, Vinicor F. PMID: 8287153.
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    29. Trends in diabetes and diabetic complications, 1980-1987. Diabetes Care. 1992 Aug; 15(8):960-7. Wetterhall SF, Olson DR, DeStefano F, Stevenson JM, Ford ES, German RR, Will JC, Newman JM, Sepe SJ, Vinicor F. PMID: 1324144.
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    30. Regional variation in diabetes mellitus prevalence--United States, 1988 and 1989. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1990 Nov 16; 39(45):805-9. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). PMID: 2122214.
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    31. The natural history and epidemiology of diabetic nephropathy. Implications for prevention and control. JAMA. 1990 Apr 11; 263(14):1954-60. Selby JV, FitzSimmons SC, Newman JM, Katz PP, Sepe S, Showstack J. PMID: 2179596.
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    32. End state renal disease among Native Americans, 1983-86. Am J Public Health. 1990 Mar; 80(3):318-9. Newman JM, Marfin AA, Eggers PW, Helgerson SD. PMID: 2305914; PMCID: PMC1404694.
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    33. Incidence of end-stage renal disease in type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus in Pima Indians. Diabetologia. 1988 Oct; 31(10):730-6. Nelson RG, Newman JM, Knowler WC, Sievers ML, Kunzelman CL, Pettitt DJ, Moffett CD, Teutsch SM, Bennett PH. PMID: 3240833.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. The disease-specific benefits and risks of physical activity and exercise. Public Health Rep. 1985 Mar-Apr; 100(2):180-8. Siscovick DS, LaPorte RE, Newman JM. PMID: 3920716; PMCID: PMC1424738.
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    35. Wisdom in the End: Folktales and Narrative Technique in End-of-Life Palliation. Intima. (Spring2019):1-10. Henry Sussman Jeffrey Newman. . View Publication.
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