Melanie Molina, MD, MAS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue, #7316
San Francisco CA 94117
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    National Clinician Scholars Program, UCSFFellowship2023
    University of California, San FranciscoMAS2023Clinical Research
    University of California, San Francisco2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    Harvard, Mass General Brigham Residency2021Emergency Medicine
    Harvard Medical SchoolMD2017Medicine
    The University of Texas at Austin BS, BA2012Biology, Hispanic Studies
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    National Hispanic Medical Association2024Top 40 Under 40
    University of California, San Francisco 2023John A. Watson Faculty Scholar
    National Institutes of Health 2022NIAID Loan Repayment Award
    Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine 2021Outstanding Research Publication Award
    Harvard Medical School 2017Presidential Scholars Public Service Initiative Award

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    Melanie Molina, MD, MAS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Affiliated Faculty at the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies. She works clinically as an emergency physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Medical Center, and as a health services researcher within the UCSF School of Medicine. Her research interests are unified by three goals: 1) to mitigate disparities in health care access, 2) to improve comprehensive emergency care for vulnerable populations, and 3) to create a safe and equitable environment in the field of emergency medicine, such that its workforce begins to reflect the diverse population for which it cares.
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    Using Clinical Decision Support to Provide Social Risk-Informed Care for Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department
    NIH/NIDA K23DA060993Jun 15, 2024 - May 31, 2029
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Description: This project proposes to leverage clinical decision support technology to incorporate social care into opioid use disorder medication treatment in the emergency department, toward improving treatment adherence and follow up.
    PROmotion of COVID-19 BOOSTer VA(X)ccination in the Emergency Department (PROBOOSTVAXED)
    UCSF Resource Allocation Program May 24, 2023 - May 31, 2024
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Description: Multi-site randomized controlled trial to address COVID-19 booster hesitancy through ED-based vaccine delivery and messaging measures.
    PROmotion of COVID-19 BOOSTer VA(X)ccination in the Emergency Department (PROBOOSTVAXED)
    Pfizer P0566350 (CA-0210910)May 5, 2023 - May 31, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Description: Multi-site randomized controlled trial to address COVID-19 booster hesitancy through ED-based vaccine delivery and messaging measures.
    PROmotion of COVID-19 BOOSTer VA(X)ccination in the Emergency Department (PROBOOSTVAXED)
    NIH/NIAID Diversity Supplement R01AI166967Jan 20, 2023 - Apr 30, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Description: The goals of this research are to characterize and address COVID-19 booster hesitancy in underserved ED populations.

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    1. The Rise of the Term "Latinx" in Medical Research. J Gen Intern Med. 2024 Jun 03. Ford JS, Rodriguez RM, Molina MF. PMID: 38831245.
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    2. Promotion of Influenza Vaccination in the Emergency Department. NEJM Evid. 2024 Apr; 3(4):EVIDoa2300197. Rodriguez RM, Eucker SA, Rafique Z, Nichol G, Molina MF, Kean E, O'Laughlin KN, Bezek SK, Goicochea K, Ford JS, Morse D, White J, Arreguin MI, Shughart L, Chavez CL, Glidden DV, Rising KL. PMID: 38776635.
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    3. Racial Disparities in Emergency Department Physical Restraint Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2023 11 01; 183(11):1229-1237. Eswaran V, Molina MF, Hwong AR, Dillon DG, Alvarez L, Allen IE, Wang RC. PMID: 37747721; PMCID: PMC10520842.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Assessing Implementation of Social Screening Within US Health Care Settings: A Systematic Scoping Review. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023 08 09; 36(4):626-649. Marchis EH, Aceves BA, Brown EM, Loomba V, Molina MF, Gottlieb LM. PMID: 37468216.
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    5. COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Hesitancy in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 10; 82(4):509-516. Molina MF, Nichol G, Eucker SA, Addo N, Rising K, Arreguin M, Morse D, Pauley A, Chavez CL, O'Laughlin KN, Duber H, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 37178104; PMCID: PMC10181915.
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    6. Patient and Patient Caregiver Perspectives on Social Screening: A Review of the Literature. J Am Board Fam Med. 2023 02 08; 36(1):66-78. Brown EM, Loomba V, De Marchis E, Aceves B, Molina M, Gottlieb LM. PMID: 36759136.
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    7. Contingency management to promote smoking cessation in people experiencing homelessness: Leveraging the electronic health record in a pilot, pragmatic randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2022; 17(12):e0278870. Molina MF, Hall SM, Stitzer M, Kushel M, Chakravarty D, Vijayaraghavan M. PMID: 36525405; PMCID: PMC9757562.
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    8. 2021 SAEM Consensus Conference Proceedings: Research Priorities for Developing Emergency Department Screening Tools for Social Risks and Needs. West J Emerg Med. 2022 Oct 10; 23(6):817-822. Furbacher J, Fockele C, Buono BD, Janneck L, March C, Molina M, Duber HC, Doran KM, Lin MP, Cooper RJ, Modi P. PMID: 36409957; PMCID: PMC9683763.
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    9. Social Risk Factor Documentation in Emergency Departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 01; 81(1):38-46. Molina MF, Pantell MS, Gottlieb LM. PMID: 36210245.
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    10. Analysis of Emergency Department Encounters Among High Users of Health Care and Social Service Systems Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 10 03; 5(10):e2239076. Molina M, Evans J, Montoy JC, Cawley C, Graham-Squire D, Perez K, Raven M, Kanzaria HK. PMID: 36306131; PMCID: PMC9617170.
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    11. New-Onset Pediatric Diabetes Complicated By Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Invasive Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis With Internal Carotid Artery Occlusion. J Emerg Med. 2022 01; 62(1):95-100. Mahan KM, Molina MF, Coffey ECC, Manchanda ECC. PMID: 34509337.
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    12. Applying crisis standards of care to critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: Does race/ethnicity affect triage scoring? J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Aug; 2(4):e12502. Molina MF, Cash RE, Carreras-Tartak J, Ciccolo G, Petersen J, Mecklai K, Rodriguez G, Castilla-Ojo N, Boms O, Velasquez D, Macias-Konstantopoulos W, Camargo CA, Samuels-Kalow M. PMID: 34278377; PMCID: PMC8275820.
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    13. Racial Equity in Crisis Standards of Care-Reassuring Data or Reason for Concern? JAMA Netw Open. 2021 03 01; 4(3):e214527. Cleveland Manchanda EC, Molina MF, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 33739428.
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    14. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 03; 77(3):382-383. Burnett-Bowie SM, Molina MF, Chary AN, Landry AI. PMID: 33618816.
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    15. Addressing Racism in Medicine Through a Resident-Led Health Equity Retreat. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Nov 20; 22(1):41-44. Chary AN, Molina MF, Dadabhoy FZ, Manchanda EC. PMID: 33439802; PMCID: PMC7806337.
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    16. Prevalence of Emergency Department Social Risk and Social Needs. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Oct 06; 21(6):152-161. Molina MF, Li CN, Manchanda EC, White B, Faridi MK, Espinola JA, Ashworth H, Ciccolo G, Camargo CA, Samuels-Kalow M. PMID: 33207161; PMCID: PMC7673900.
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    17. Leadership & Professional Development: Breaking the Silence as a Bystander. J Hosp Med. 2020 10; 15(10):598. Molina MF, Burnett-Bowie SM. PMID: 33016863.
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    18. An Ominous Rash. J Emerg Med. 2020 Sep; 59(3):435-438. Molina MF, Szyld D, Wilcox SR, Wittels KA. PMID: 32800638.
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    19. Patient and Community Organization Perspectives on Accessing Social Resources from the Emergency Department: A Qualitative Study. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Jun 24; 21(4):964-973. Samuels-Kalow ME, Molina MF, Ciccolo GE, Curt A, Cleveland Manchanda EC, de Paz NC, Camargo CA. PMID: 32726271; PMCID: PMC7390556.
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    20. To-go medications as a means to treat discharged emergency department patients during COVID-19. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Mar; 41:239-240. Molina MF, Chary AN, Baugh JJ, Ludy S, Ginart P, Dadabhoy FZ, Samuels-Kalow ME, Slutzman JE, Raja AS, Hayes BD. PMID: 32505470; PMCID: PMC7836693.
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    21. Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Microaggressions in Medicine. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 10; 76(4):387-391. Molina MF, Landry AI, Chary AN, Burnett-Bowie SM. PMID: 32456801.
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    22. Nitrous oxide inhalant abuse and massive pulmonary embolism in COVID-19. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 07; 38(7):1549.e1-1549.e2. Molina MF, Al Saud AA, Al Mulhim AA, Liteplo AS, Shokoohi H. PMID: 32425320; PMCID: PMC7229475.
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    23. Diagnostic considerations in detecting apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy while utilizing point-of-care ultrasound. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 08; 37(8):1596-1598. Molina MF, Liteplo AS, Huang C, Shokoohi H. PMID: 30765278.
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    24. The Patient Perspective: Receiving Care in the Post-ACA Era. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2017; 10(1):238-249. Molina M, Briggs-Malonson M. View Publication.
    25. Decreased expression of ATP6V1H in type 2 diabetes: a pilot report on the diabetes risk study in Mexican Americans. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2011 Sep 09; 412(4):728-31. Molina MF, Qu HQ, Rentfro AR, Nair S, Lu Y, Hanis CL, McCormick JB, Fisher-Hoch SP. PMID: 21871445; PMCID: PMC3176628.
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