Rachel Stern, MD

Title(s)Assistant Clinical 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
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    I currently serve as the Chief Medical Quality Officer of Ambulatory Care for Ventura County Healthcare Agency. VCHCA is the public healthcare delivery system for Ventura County, a rural county located on California's Central Coast I am also a primary care physician and serve as volunteer clinical faculty at UCSF. I co-teach the health systems and quality improvement curriculum for UCSF internal medicine primary care residents.

    From 2017-2021 I was a full-time UCSF faculty member. My role was as the medical director of the Public Hospital Redesign and Incentives in Medi-Cal (PRIME) and Quality Incentive Pool (QIP) programs for the San Francisco Health Network. I also worked on special COVID19 projects including serving as the deputy lead for SFHN's COVID vaccine delivery. My primary interest is in making public health care systems safer, higher quality and more equitable. Other interests include value based care, Medicaid transformation, teaching QI, developing the next generation of safety net leaders and high quality chronic disease care, especially for heart failure, diabetes and hypertension.

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    1. Teaching a Deeper Understanding of the Medical Literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 03; 38(4):1059-1060. Incze MA, Parks AL, Stern RJ. PMID: 36316623; PMCID: PMC9628583.
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    2. Unmet health-related needs of community-dwelling older adults during COVID-19 lockdown in a diverse urban cohort. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Jan; 71(1):178-187. Perry L, Scheerens C, Greene M, Shi Y, Onion Z, Bayudan E, Stern RJ, Gilissen J, Chodos AH. PMID: 36273406; PMCID: PMC9874555.
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    3. Effect of a Novel, Evidence-Based, Standardized Discharge Checklist on 30-Day All-Cause Readmissions in Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure in an Urban Safety Net Hospital. Am J Cardiol. 2022 11 01; 182:40-45. Marano PJ, Steverson AB, Chen C, Ma Y, Stern RJ, Davis J, Hsue PY, Zier LS. PMID: 36028389.
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    4. The Power Of Access To Affordable Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2020 03; 39(3):531-533. Stern RJ. PMID: 32119613.
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    5. Patient Engagement In Health Care Safety: An Overview Of Mixed-Quality Evidence. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 11; 37(11):1813-1820. Sharma AE, Rivadeneira NA, Barr-Walker J, Stern RJ, Johnson AK, Sarkar U. PMID: 30395509; PMCID: PMC7060147.
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    6. Firearm Violence: A JAMA Internal Medicine Series. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 01 01; 177(1):19-20. Steinbrook R, Stern RJ, Redberg RF. PMID: 27842170.
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    7. Teaching Medical Students to Engage Meaningfully and Judiciously With Patient Data. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 09 01; 176(9):1397. Stern RJ. PMID: 27455452.
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    8. Firearm Injuries and Gun Violence: Call for Papers. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 05 01; 176(5):596-7. Steinbrook R, Stern RJ, Redberg RF. PMID: 27019879.
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    9. Health Policy and Medical Training: Breaking Down Barriers Between the Wards and the World. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb; 176(2):256-7. Stern RJ. PMID: 26641952.
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    10. Teaching High-Value Care on Rounds: Modeling Moderation. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb; 176(2):262-3. Stern RJ, Parks AL. PMID: 26719945.
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    11. Mass Media Campaigns to Prevent Chronic Disease-A Powerful but Underused Tool. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 175(11):1745. Stern RJ. PMID: 26389848.
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    12. Reducing Life-Threatening Allopurinol Hypersensitivity. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 175(9):1558. Stern RJ. PMID: 26192474.
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    13. Maximizing the EMR's Educational Potential. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Sep; 175(9):1562-3. Stern RJ, Charlton B. PMID: 26030418.
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    14. Searching for Joy in Residency by Listening to Our Patients. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8):1269-70. Charlton B, Stern RJ. PMID: 26053487.
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    15. Metformin as Initial Oral Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes. JAMA. 2015 Jun 23-30; 313(24):2484-5. Stern RJ, Murphy EJ. PMID: 26103032.
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    16. 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. Seligman HK, Fernandez A, Stern RJ, Weech-Maldonado R, Quan J, Jacobs EA. PMID: 22895232; PMCID: PMC3466108.
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    17. Associations between aspects of culturally competent care and clinical outcomes among patients with diabetes. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S74-9. Fernandez A, Seligman H, Quan J, Stern RJ, Jacobs EA. PMID: 22895235.
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    18. 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. Stern RJ, Fernandez A, Jacobs EA, Neilands TB, Weech-Maldonado R, Quan J, Carle A, Seligman HK. PMID: 22895231; PMCID: PMC3466106.
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    19. 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. Rivera AV, Blaney S, Crawford ND, White K, Stern RJ, Amesty S, Fuller C. PMID: 20833615; PMCID: PMC3575749.
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    20. 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. 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. PMID: 20528131; PMCID: PMC2883795.
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    21. 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. Rudolph AE, Crawford ND, Ompad DC, Benjamin EO, Stern RJ, Fuller CM. PMID: 20199954; PMCID: PMC3222463.
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