Rebeccah Brusca, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #5H20
San Francisco CA 94110
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    University of California, San Francisco2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    Johns Hopkins Hospital Osler Medical Residency2018Internal Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineM.D.2015
    University of Ghana, School of Public HealthM.P.H.2009Population, Family and Reproductive Health
    Pomona CollegeB.A.2008Chemistry
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    UCSF2022SOM Excellence in Teaching Award
    UCSF2022DHM Outstanding Educator Award
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine2018Distinguished Teaching Society
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine2015Henry Strong Denison Research Scholar Award
    American Heart Association2013American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
    Rotary Club2008Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

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    Dr. Rebeccah McKibben Brusca is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and an academic hospitalist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before completing her residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Osler Internal Medicine Program.

    Dr. Brusca is currently the Site Director for the Internal Medicine residency at ZSFG and a Bridges coach with the UCSF School of Medicine. Her academic interests include medical education, health equity and asylum medicine. She conducts forensic medical evaluations for individuals seeking asylum and is the Associate Medical Director of the UCSF Human Rights Collaborative.
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    1. Subclinical cardiovascular disease in HIV controller and long-term nonprogressor populations. HIV Med. 2020 04; 21(4):217-227. Brusca RM, Hanna DB, Wada NI, Blankson JN, Witt MD, Jacobson LP, Kingsley L, Palella FJ, Budoff M, Brown TT, Anastos K, Lazar JM, Mack WJ, Bacchetti P, Tien PC, Golzar Y, Plankey M, Golub E, Kaplan RC, Post WS. PMID: 31729142; PMCID: PMC7069771.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Performance of Critical Care Outcome Prediction Models in an Intermediate Care Unit. J Intensive Care Med. 2020 Dec; 35(12):1529-1535. Brusca RM, Simpson CE, Sahetya SK, Noorain Z, Tanykonda V, Stephens RS, Needham DM, Hager DN. PMID: 31635507; PMCID: PMC8262077.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Inflammatory biomarkers and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0214735. Subramanya V, McKay HS, Brusca RM, Palella FJ, Kingsley LA, Witt MD, Hodis HN, Tracy RP, Post WS, Haberlen SA. PMID: 30946765; PMCID: PMC6448851.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. The ILD-GAP risk prediction model performs poorly in myositis-associated interstitial lung disease. Respir Med. 2019 04; 150:63-65. Brusca RM, Pinal-Fernandez I, Psoter K, Paik JJ, Albayda J, Mecoli C, Tiniakou E, Mammen AL, Christopher-Stine L, Danoff S, Johnson C. PMID: 30961952; PMCID: PMC6461370.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Metastatic amelanotic melanoma with cardiac involvement: A case report. J Cardiol Cases. 2019 Feb; 19(2):59-61. Brusca RM, Griffin JM, Miller K, Russell SD. PMID: 31193670; PMCID: PMC6538597.
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    6. Anatomic Fat Depots and Coronary Plaque Among Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected and Uninfected Men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Apr; 3(2):ofw098. Palella FJ, McKibben R, Post WS, Li X, Budoff M, Kingsley L, Witt MD, Jacobson LP, Brown TT. PMID: 27419170; PMCID: PMC4943560.
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    7. Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Women. Curr Cardiovasc Risk Rep. 2016 Jan; 10. McKibben RA, Al Rifai M, Mathews LM, Michos ED. PMID: 28149430; PMCID: PMC5279938.
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    8. Osteoprotegerin, but Not Receptor Activator for Nuclear Factor-κB Ligand, is Associated With Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis in HIV-Infected Men. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2015 Dec 01; 70(4):362-9. Ketlogetswe KS, McKibben R, Jacobson LP, Li X, Dobs AS, Budoff M, Witt MD, Palella FJ, Kingsley L, Margolick JB, Post WS, Brown TT. PMID: 26090754; PMCID: PMC4624468.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. mActive: A Randomized Clinical Trial of an Automated mHealth Intervention for Physical Activity Promotion. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Nov 09; 4(11). Martin SS, Feldman DI, Blumenthal RS, Jones SR, Post WS, McKibben RA, Michos ED, Ndumele CE, Ratchford EV, Coresh J, Blaha MJ. PMID: 26553211; PMCID: PMC4845232.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 110     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Factors Associated With Change in 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels Over Longitudinal Follow-Up in the ARIC Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jan; 101(1):33-43. McKibben RA, Zhao D, Lutsey PL, Schneider AL, Guallar E, Mosley TH, Michos ED. PMID: 26509869; PMCID: PMC4701839.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. A Cross-sectional Study of the Association Between Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection and Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis Among Participants in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. J Infect Dis. 2016 Jan 15; 213(2):257-65. McKibben RA, Haberlen SA, Post WS, Brown TT, Budoff M, Witt MD, Kingsley LA, Palella FJ, Thio CL, Seaberg EC. PMID: 26216904; PMCID: PMC4690151.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Practices to Reduce Surgical Site Infections Among Women Undergoing Cesarean Section: A Review. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug; 36(8):915-21. McKibben RA, Pitts SI, Suarez-Cuervo C, Perl TM, Bass EB. PMID: 25990701.
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    13. Elevated levels of monocyte activation markers are associated with subclinical atherosclerosis in men with and those without HIV infection. J Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 15; 211(8):1219-28. McKibben RA, Margolick JB, Grinspoon S, Li X, Palella FJ, Kingsley LA, Witt MD, George RT, Jacobson LP, Budoff M, Tracy RP, Brown TT, Post WS. PMID: 25362192; PMCID: PMC4402336.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 110     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Putting a face on the prescription opioid epidemic: a case report. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014 Jul-Aug; 36(4):449.e1-2. Taylor JL, McKibben RA, DeCamp M, Chisolm MS. PMID: 24745324.
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    15. Controlling tyrosinase activity on charged polyelectrolyte surfaces: a QCM-D analysis. Langmuir. 2009 Sep 01; 25(17):10014-9. Gormally MV, McKibben RK, Johal MS, Selassie CR. PMID: 19505131.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    16. Double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of folinic acid (Leucovorin for the treatment of fragile X syndrome. Am J Med Genet. 1992 Nov 15; 44(5):676-82. Strom CM, Brusca RM, Pizzi WJ. PMID: 1481832.
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