Rachel Stern, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Harvard College, Cambridge, MAAB2007Social Studies
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2013 Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Primary Care Track (SFPC)Residency2016Internal Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General HospitalChief Residency2017

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    I'm a clinician educator, primary care provider and hospitalist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. I serve as the Assistant Director for Quality and Systems Improvement at our safety net internal medicine resident teaching clinic. My interests include primary care quality improvement as a tool to improve health equity, teaching QI, developing the next generation of safety net leaders, and healing transitions between the hospital and the community.

    My current projects include improving ambulatory chronic disease management, co-directing our resident QI and leadership curriculum, a heart failure readmission reduction project and serving as an editor for AHRQ's PSNet (https://psnet.ahrq.gov).

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    1. Sharma AE, Rivadeneira NA, Barr-Walker J, Stern RJ, Johnson AK, Sarkar U. Patient Engagement In Health Care Safety: An Overview Of Mixed-Quality Evidence. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Nov; 37(11):1813-1820. PMID: 30395509.
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    2. Steinbrook R, Stern RJ, Redberg RF. Firearm Violence: A JAMA Internal Medicine Series. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 01 01; 177(1):19-20. PMID: 27842170.
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    3. Stern RJ. Teaching Medical Students to Engage Meaningfully and Judiciously With Patient Data. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 09 01; 176(9):1397. PMID: 27455452.
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    4. Steinbrook R, Stern RJ, Redberg RF. Firearm Injuries and Gun Violence: Call for Papers. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 05 01; 176(5):596-7. PMID: 27019879.
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    5. Stern RJ. Health Policy and Medical Training: Breaking Down Barriers Between the Wards and the World. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb; 176(2):256-7. PMID: 26641952.
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    6. Stern RJ, Parks AL. Teaching High-Value Care on Rounds: Modeling Moderation. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb; 176(2):262-3. PMID: 26719945.
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    7. Stern RJ. Mass Media Campaigns to Prevent Chronic Disease-A Powerful but Underused Tool. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 175(11):1745. PMID: 26389848.
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    8. Stern RJ. Reducing Life-Threatening Allopurinol Hypersensitivity. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 175(9):1558. PMID: 26192474.
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    9. Stern RJ, Charlton B. Maximizing the EMR's Educational Potential. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 175(9):1562-3. PMID: 26030418.
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    10. Charlton B, Stern RJ. Searching for Joy in Residency by Listening to Our Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8):1269-70. PMID: 26053487.
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    11. Stern RJ, Murphy EJ. Metformin as Initial Oral Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes. JAMA. 2015 Jun 23-30; 313(24):2484-5. PMID: 26103032.
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    12. Seligman HK, Fernandez A, Stern RJ, Weech-Maldonado R, Quan J, Jacobs EA. Risk factors for reporting poor cultural competency among patients with diabetes in safety net clinics. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S56-61. PMID: 22895232; PMCID: PMC3466108.
    13. Fernandez A, Seligman H, Quan J, Stern RJ, Jacobs EA. Associations between aspects of culturally competent care and clinical outcomes among patients with diabetes. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S74-9. PMID: 22895235.
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    14. Stern RJ, Fernandez A, Jacobs EA, Neilands TB, Weech-Maldonado R, Quan J, Carle A, Seligman HK. Advances in measuring culturally competent care: a confirmatory factor analysis of CAHPS-CC in a safety-net population. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S49-55. PMID: 22895231; PMCID: PMC3466106.
    15. Rivera AV, Blaney S, Crawford ND, White K, Stern RJ, Amesty S, Fuller C. Individual- and neighborhood-level factors associated with nonprescription counseling in pharmacies participating in the New York State Expanded Syringe Access Program. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2010 Sep-Oct; 50(5):580-7. PMID: 20833615; PMCID: PMC3575749.
    16. Rudolph AE, Standish K, Amesty S, Crawford ND, Stern RJ, Badillo WE, Boyer A, Brown D, Ranger N, Orduna JM, Lasenburg L, Lippek S, Fuller CM. A community-based approach to linking injection drug users with needed services through pharmacies: an evaluation of a pilot intervention in New York City. AIDS Educ Prev. 2010 Jun; 22(3):238-51. PMID: 20528131; PMCID: PMC2883795.
    17. Rudolph AE, Crawford ND, Ompad DC, Benjamin EO, Stern RJ, Fuller CM. Comparison of injection drug users accessing syringes from pharmacies, syringe exchange programs, and other syringe sources to inform targeted HIV prevention and intervention strategies. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2010 Mar-Apr 1; 50(2):140-7. PMID: 20199954; PMCID: PMC3222463.