Kathryn Margolis, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Indiana University, Bloomington, INBA05/2004Psychology; Communications & Culture
    University of Oregon, Eugene, ORMS06/2010Counseling, Family & Human Services
    University of Oregon, Eugene, ORPHD06/2013Counseling Psychology
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAClinical Internship06/2013Child & Adolescent, Pediatric Psychology
    Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, COPostdoctoral Fellowship08/2014Pediatric Primary Care Psychology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    University of Seville, Spain2011  - 2012J William Fulbright Fellowship

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    Dr. Margolis is the Director of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health at the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences ZSFG Campus. She is also the Associate Director of Primary Care Behavioral Health, Pediatrics at the Children's Health Center at ZSFG. She is a non-native, Spanish-speaking, licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in pediatric psychology. Since her fellowship in 2013, Dr. Margolis' clinical, programmatic, training, policy, and research focus is in integrated behavioral health in pediatric primary care. Committed to social justice and culturally-responsive care, Dr. Margolis has dedicated her career to enhancing systems of care to better serve marginalized children and families across the continuum of care to include prevention and health promotion in infancy and early childhood. At UCSF/ZSFG, Dr. Margolis leads the pediatric integrated behavioral health team and the UCSF Technical Assistance initiative to promote Medi-Cal payment reform to expand Early Childhood/Dyadic integrated behavioral health services across California. As part of this work, Dr. Margolis directs the ZSFG Children's Health Center HealthySteps Program and its expansion into the San Francisco Health Network. She is passionate about training the next generation of clinicians and leaders within pediatric integrated care and currently leads the Integrated Behavioral Health rotation for the Child and Adolescent Services Multicultural Clinical Training Program at the UCSF/ZSFG Division of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Some of her areas of clinical and research interest include health equity for immigrant children and families, systems of care, integrated pediatric primary care, culturally-responsive evidence-based practice, and training/workforce capacity development in integrated primary care.

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    1. Addressing adolescent substance use in an urban pediatric federally qualified health center. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 04; 135:108653. Yonek JC, Velez S, Satre DD, Margolis K, Whittle A, Jain S, Tolou-Shams M. PMID: 34840042.
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    2. Addressing Adolescent Substance Use in an Urban Pediatric Federally Qualified Health Center. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2021. View Publication.
    3. Babies Don't Go to the Doctor By Themselves: Innovating a Dyadic Behavioral Health Payment Model to Serve the Youngest Primary Care Patients and Their Families. California Children's Trust Resource Library. 2020. View Publication.
    4. Sustaining integrated behavioral health practice without sacrificing the continuum of care. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2018; 2(6):117-128. View Publication.
    5. A multidisciplinary, team-based tele-consultation approach to enhance child mental health services in rural pediatrics. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. 2018; 3(28):342-367.
    6. Effectiveness and social validity of the Soles of the Feet mindfulness-based intervention with special education students. Contemporary School Psychology. 2017; 4(21):258-368. . View Publication.
    7. Early childhood behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care: Serving refugee families in the Healthy Steps program. Zero to Three. 2016; 6(36):4-10.
    8. The scope of behavioral health integration in a pediatric primary care setting. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2016; 10(41):1120-1132. View Publication.
    9. Lost in translation: Identifying behavioral health disparities in pediatric primary care. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2016; 4(41):481-491. View Publication.
    10. Mi bebé y yo: A primary care group for Latina/o infants and their Spanish-speaking caregivers. Zero to Three. 2015; 4(35):35-43.
    11. Postdoctoral fellows’ developmental trajectories in becoming pediatric primary care psychologists. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2015; 3(3):233-240. View Publication.
    12. Circle of Care: Extending Beyond Primary Caregivers to Examine Collaborative Caretaking in Adolescent Development. J Fam Issues. 2016 Jun; 37(9):1179-1202. Margolis KL, Fosco GM, Stormshak EA. PMID: 27453615; PMCID: PMC4955597.
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    13. A pilot feasibility and effectiveness trial of the Family Check-Up parenting intervention with Spanish preadolescents and their families: A cultural adaptation and feasibility study to enhance evidence-based research in Spain. University of Oregon Scholars Bank. 2013. View Publication.
    14. In Kelly, B., & Perkins, D. F., (Eds.), Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education. Implementation of a family-centered, school-based intervention to prevent student academic and behavioral problems. 2012; 264-276.
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