Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAB.S.2003Brain and Cognitive Science
    Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NYM.P.H.2007Public Health, Adolescent Health
    Cornell University, New York, NYM.D.2008Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NYResidency and Chief Residency2012Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    University of California San FranciscoFellow2016Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
    University of California San FranciscoFellow2016Health Policy
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    University of California San Francisco2017John A. Watson Faculty Scholar
    University of California San Francisco2016Melvin M. Grumbach Award for Excellence in Research
    University of California San Francisco2014David Knopf Award for Service
    Cornell University School of Medicine2008Honors in Public Service
    Medical Society of New York2008Community Service Award
    Columbia University2006Macy’s Fellowship in Public Health
    National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities2015  - 2017NIH Loan Repayment Program
    University of California San Francisco2020Faculty Leadership Award, Department of Pediatrics Fellows Leadership & Advocacy Group
    University of California San Francisco2020Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award

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    Dr. Raymond-Flesch is an Associate Professor in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) and the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics. Clinically she practices Adolescent Medicine with patients 12 to 26 years old, including treatment of depression, anxiety and eating disorders; providing all types of contraception; and providing primary care for patients with complex medical and mental health conditions. Her research focuses on access to care for adolescents and young adults with a particular interest in improving mental health and reproductive health care for minority and rural communities. She is especially interested in using community-based participatory research to design meaningful research projects and create health inventions that communities want and need.

    Dr. Raymond-Flesch's current research, conducted in partnership with colleagues from RTI, UC Berkeley, and the Monterey County Health Department, examines the relationship between gang violence, unintended teen pregnancies, and mental health in a cohort of 599 early adolescents in Salinas, California - a small, predominantly Latino community in California’s rural central coast. To date this work has highlighted the critical role that family plays in positive youth development, reducing depressive symptoms, buffering traumatic experiences, and increasing reproductive health knowledge. The second phase of this project "A Crecer: Young Adult Health Study" will follow the same participants into young adulthood to further assess the factors that support rural youth to thrive.

    In a separate body of work Dr. Raymond-Flesch is using technology to improve Adolescent and Young Adult health care delivery. She and her colleagues published the first paper describing the use of telemedicine for full-spectrum Adolescent and Young Adult medical care at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. She is also working with a team of CDC funded investigators to design interactive online modules for parents and teens to promote teen-provider alone time for sensitive health services.

    Dr. Raymond-Flesch’s prior research focused on health care access for California’s young undocumented immigrant population, working with a team from IHPS, UC Berkeley, and UCLA to study the health concerns and health care access of California’s DREAMers, or young immigrants eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. Dr. Raymond-Flesch’s subsequent research investigated how Medi-Cal eligibility changes that are occurring as a result of the Affordable Care Act and shifting immigration policy, are communicated to and implemented by Medi-Cal enrollment workers.

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    Psilocybin Therapy for Treatment-Refractory Anorexia Nervosa: a Feasiblity Study
    UCSF Resource Allocation Program Jan 1, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Emotional Wellbeing and Reproductive Health in a Prospective Study of Multiple Generations of Immigrant Latino Youth
    NIH K23HD093839Aug 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. "But the reality is it's happening": A qualitative study of eating disorder providers about psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. Int J Eat Disord. 2023 Nov; 56(11):2142-2148. Downey AE, Boyd M, Chaphekar AV, Woolley J, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 37551650.
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    2. Telemedicine in an adolescent and young adult medicine clinic: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2023 Jun 22; 23(1):680. Barney A, Mendez-Contreras S, Hills NK, Buckelew SM, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 37349720; PMCID: PMC10288754.
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    3. Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease increased with type 2 diabetes mellitus in overweight/obese youth with polycystic ovary syndrome. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2023 May 25; 36(5):441-446. Patel-Sanchez N, Perito E, Tsai P, Raymond-Flesch M, Lodish M, Sarkar M. PMID: 37060356; PMCID: PMC10214017.
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    4. Labeling in a Latinx Community: Public Health Implications for Youth and Role in Community Narratives. Res Sq. 2023 Mar 14. Caballero E, Minnis A, Parmar D, Zerofsky M, Comfort M, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 36993344; PMCID: PMC10055544.
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    5. Lessons Learned with a Triad of Stakeholder Advisory Boards: Working with Adolescents, Mothers, and Clinicians to Design the TRUST Study. Children (Basel). 2023 Mar 01; 10(3). Richards A, Raymond-Flesch M, Hughes SD, Zhou Y, Koester KA. PMID: 36980041; PMCID: PMC10047518.
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    6. Latina mothers' perspectives on adverse experiences and protection of Latinx youth in an agricultural community. BMC Public Health. 2023 02 02; 23(1):223. Parmar DD, Minnis AM, Caballero E, Zerofsky M, Comfort M, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 36732714; PMCID: PMC9893687.
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    7. Disparities in access to eating disorders treatment for publicly-insured youth and youth of color: a retrospective cohort study. J Eat Disord. 2023 Jan 24; 11(1):10. Moreno R, Buckelew SM, Accurso EC, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 36694235.
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    8. Social environment risk factors for violence, family context, and trajectories of social-emotional functioning among Latinx adolescents. J Adolesc. 2022 12; 94(8):1118-1129. Stoner MCD, Browne EN, Raymond-Flesch M, McGlone L, Morgan-Lopez A, Minnis AM. PMID: 36111552; PMCID: PMC9742140.
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    9. Adolescent Medicine Providers: A Critical Extension of the Abortion Service Network. J Adolesc Health. 2022 11; 71(5):526-529. Raymond-Flesch M, Koyama A, Dhar CP, Brittner M, Chulani VL, Svetaz MV, Baca MA, Barral RL, Hwang LY. PMID: 36088230; PMCID: PMC10317520.
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    10. The Role of Critical Consciousness and Inclusive Curricula in Adolescents and Young Adults' Wellbeing: A Call for Critical Multicultural Education. J Adolesc Health. 2022 10; 71(4):387-389. Barral R, Svetaz MV, Kelley MA, Kanbur N, Thruston W, Coyne-Beasley T, Mihaly L, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 35941019.
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    11. Latinx Adolescent Perspectives on the Effects of United States Immigration Policy on Wellbeing. Youth & Society. 2022 Jul 27; 0044118x2211021. Raymond-Flesch RM, Comfort CM, Auerswald AC, McGlone ML, Chavez CM, Comas CS, Browne BE, Minnis MA. .
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    12. Early Sexual Debut and Neighborhood Social Environment in Latinx Youth. Pediatrics. 2022 03 01; 149(3). Minnis AM, Browne EN, Chavez M, McGlone L, Raymond-Flesch M, Auerswald C. PMID: 35137189; PMCID: PMC9150543.
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    13. COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents and Young Adults of Color: Viewing Acceptance and Uptake With a Health Equity Lens. J Adolesc Health. 2021 05; 68(5):844-846. Coyne-Beasley T, Hill SV, Zimet G, Kanbur N, Kimberlin D, Raymond-Flesch M, Simpson T, Svetaz MV, Trent M, Walker-Harding L. PMID: 33814282; PMCID: PMC8016552.
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    14. Family and School Connectedness Associated with Lower Depression among Latinx Early Adolescents in an Agricultural County. Am J Community Psychol. 2021 09; 68(1-2):114-127. Raymond-Flesch M, Browne EN, Auerswald C, Minnis AM. PMID: 33534150; PMCID: PMC8329104.
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    15. 9. Latina Mothers’ Perspectives on Adverse Experiences and Protection of Latinx Youth in an Agricultural Community. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2021 Feb 1; 68(2):s5. Parmar PD, Caballero CE, Minnis MA, Zerofsky ZM, Raymond-Flesch RM. .
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    16. Call to Action Against Femicide: Illuminating a Shadow Pandemic as a Global Public Health Emergency. J Adolesc Health. 2021 03; 68(3):443-446. Kanbur N, Barral R, Efevbera Y, Kelley MA, Svetaz MV, Miller E, Bhave S, Coyne-Beasley T, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 33431250.
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    17. Inaction Is Not an Option: Using Antiracism Approaches to Address Health Inequities and Racism and Respond to Current Challenges Affecting Youth. J Adolesc Health. 2020 09; 67(3):323-325. Svetaz MV, Barral R, Kelley MA, Simpson T, Chulani V, Raymond-Flesch M, Coyne-Beasley T, Trent M, Ginsburg K, Kanbur N. PMID: 32829758; PMCID: PMC7439086.
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    18. The COVID-19 Pandemic and Rapid Implementation of Adolescent and Young Adult Telemedicine: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation. J Adolesc Health. 2020 08; 67(2):164-171. Barney A, Buckelew S, Mesheriakova V, Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 32410810; PMCID: PMC7221366.
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    19. 46. Labeling of Risk-Taking Behaviors in a Latinx Community: Implications for Youth Engagement With Community Resources. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2020 Feb 1; 66(2):s25. Raymond-Flesch RM, Chavez CM, McGlone ML, Caballero CE, Comfort CM, Minnis MA. .
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    20. 224. Neighborhood Social Environment Associations with Initiation of Sexual Activity in Early and Middle Adolescence: Opportunities for Promoting Positive Sexual Health Outcomes. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2020 Feb 1; 66(2):s113-s114. Minnis MA, Browne BE, Chavez CM, McGlone ML, Raymond-Flesch RM, Auerswald AC. .
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    21. Improving Medicaid Access in Times of Health Policy Change: Solutions from Focus Groups with Frontline Enrollment Workers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2019; 30(1):280-296. Raymond-Flesch M, Lucia L, Jacobs K, Brindis CD. PMID: 30827983.
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    22. The Negative Health Consequences of Anti-Immigration Policies. J Adolesc Health. 2018 05; 62(5):505-506. Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 29709222.
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    23. Community-engaged Research with Rural Latino Adolescents: Design and Implementation Strategies to Study the Social Determinants of Health. Gateways. 2018; 11(1):90-108. Comfort M, Raymond-Flesch M, Auerswald C, McGlone L, Chavez M, Minnis A. PMID: 31236142; PMCID: PMC6591020.
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    24. Coming of Age on the Margins: Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Latino Immigrant Young Adults Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 06; 19(3):543-551. Siemons R, Raymond-Flesch M, Auerswald CL, Brindis CD. PMID: 26852235.
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    25. To Address Health Disparities for Latino Youth, Promote Their Engagement in Health Care. J Adolesc Health. 2017 05; 60(5):477-478. Raymond-Flesch M. PMID: 28433117.
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    26. Building social capital to promote adolescent wellbeing: a qualitative study with teens in a Latino agricultural community. BMC Public Health. 2017 02 08; 17(1):177. Raymond-Flesch M, Auerswald C, McGlone L, Comfort M, Minnis A. PMID: 28178971; PMCID: PMC5299737.
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    27. Neighborhood Environment and Resilience: Associations Among 8th Grade Latino Youth Residing in an Agricultural Community. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2017 Feb 1; 60(2):s80-s81. Minnis MA, Raymond-Flesch RM, McGlone ML, Auerswald AC. .
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    28. Teen Perspectives on Protecting Youth from Violence and Teen Pregnancy in an Agricultural Latino Community. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2016 Feb 1; 58(2):s6-s7. Raymond-Flesch RM, Auerswald AC, McGlone ML, Minnis MA. .
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    29. Research and Engagement Strategies for Young Adult Immigrants Without Documentation: Lessons Learned Through Community Partnership. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016; 10(3):373-382. Raymond-Flesch M, Siemons R, Brindis CD. PMID: 28230545.
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    30. "There is no help out there and if there is, it's really hard to find": a qualitative study of the health concerns and health care access of Latino "DREAMers". J Adolesc Health. 2014 Sep; 55(3):323-8. Raymond-Flesch M, Siemons R, Pourat N, Jacobs K, Brindis CD. PMID: 25151054.
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    31. “There is No Help Out There and if There is, It's Really Hard to Find”: A Qualitative Study of the Healthcare Access and Concerns of Latino “Dreamers”. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2014 Feb 1; 54(2):s18-s19. Raymond-Flesch RM, Siemons SR, Pourat PN, Jacobs JK, Brindis BC. .
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    32. 62. Factors Influencing Reproductive Healthcare for Teens and Young Women in Southern New Mexico: A Qualitative Analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013 Feb 1; 52(2):s51. Raymond-Flesch RM, Jao JJ. .
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    33. Relationship Violence in Adolescence. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. 2008; (18):530-443. Lin A.J., Raymond M., Catallozzi M., Ryan O., Rickert V.I.
    34. State Refusal of Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs. Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of NSRC. 2008; (5):44-55. Raymond, M., Bogdanovich, L., Brahmi, D., Cardinal, L.J., Fager, G.L., Frattarelli, L.C., Hecker, G., Jarpe, A.E., Viera, A., Kantor, L., Santelli, J.S.
    35. The Development of Intimate Relationships in Adolescence. Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. 2008; (18):449-459. Raymond M., Catallozzi M., Lin A.J., Ryan O., Rickert V.I.
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