Shelley Adler, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Family Community Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1545 Divisadero Street, #508
San Francisco CA 94115
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2017Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Summer Institute on Integrative Health Equity and Applied Research (IHEAR)
    NIH T35AT010592Feb 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2025
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    A Model Interprofessional Curriculum in Integrative Medicine
    NIH K07AT006063Jun 1, 2010 - May 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    End of Life Decision Making, Communication and Meaning
    NIH R21NR009363Sep 1, 2007 - May 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Training Researchers in Clinical Integrative Medicine (TRIM)
    NIH T32AT003997Jul 1, 2007 - Aug 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    The "Night-Mare" in Culture, History, and Biomedicine
    NIH G13LM008224Jan 1, 2005 - Dec 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R01AG017973Sep 1, 2001 - May 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH R29CA064634Apr 1, 1995 - Mar 31, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Integrative Health Equity: Definition, Principles, Strategies, and Reflections. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2024 Jan-Dec; 13:27536130241231911. Chao MT, Adler SR. PMID: 38327738; PMCID: PMC10848792.
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    2. The Reliability of Rating via Audio-Recording Using the Mindfulness-Based Interventions: Teaching Assessment Criteria. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2023 Jan-Dec; 12:27536130221149966. Floyd E, Adler SR, Crane RS, Brewer J, Moran P, Richler R, Hartogensis W, Kuyken W, Hecht FM. PMID: 37216036; PMCID: PMC10196544.
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    3. Preventing Depression Relapse: A Qualitative Study on the Need for Additional Structured Support Following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2023 Jan-Dec; 12:27536130221144247. Siwik CJ, Adler SR, Moran PJ, Kuyken W, Segal Z, Felder J, Eisendrath S, Hecht FM. PMID: 37077178; PMCID: PMC10108404.
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    4. What Do Placebo and Nocebo Effects Have to Do With Health Equity? The Hidden Toll of Nocebo Effects on Racial and Ethnic Minority Patients in Clinical Care. Front Psychol. 2021; 12:788230. Yetman HE, Cox N, Adler SR, Hall KT, Stone VE. PMID: 35002881; PMCID: PMC8733207.
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    5. A 4-Month Whole-Systems Ayurvedic Medicine Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention Is Feasible and Acceptable for Breast Cancer Survivors: Results of a Single-Arm Pilot Clinical Trial. Glob Adv Health Med. 2020; 9:2164956120964712. Dhruva A, Wu C, Miaskowski C, Hartogensis W, Rugo HS, Adler SR, Kaptchuk TJ, Kelkar R, Agarawal S, Vadodaria A, Garris E, Hecht FM. PMID: 33312762; PMCID: PMC7716077.
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    6. Experiences of Advanced Breast Cancer Among Latina Immigrants: A Qualitative Pilot Study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Dec; 22(6):1287-1294. Glaser J, Coulter YZ, Thompson-Lastad A, Castro-Smyth L, Serrano E, Adler SR. PMID: 32876850; PMCID: PMC7886641.
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    7. Integrative Palliative Care: A New Transformative Field to Alleviate Suffering. J Altern Complement Med. 2020 Sep; 26(9):761-765. Chiaramonte DR, Adler SR. PMID: 32924551.
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    8. Students' response to a Massage & Meditation medical school course elective. MedEdPublish (2016). 2020; 9:28. Binstock M, Morinis L, Adler S, Mehling WE. PMID: 38058930; PMCID: PMC10697436.
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    9. Call for Special Focus Issue Papers: Integrative Palliative Care. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Dec; 25(12):1149-1150. Adler S, Chiaramonte D. PMID: 31855470.
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    10. End-of-Life Concerns and Experiences of Living With Advanced Breast Cancer Among Medically Underserved Women. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 12; 58(6):959-967. Adler SR, Coulter YZ, Stone K, Glaser J, Duerr M, Enochty S. PMID: 31425820; PMCID: PMC6878132.
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    11. Vulnerable Patients' Psychosocial Experiences in a Group-Based, Integrative Pain Management Program. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Jul; 25(7):719-726. Bruns EB, Befus D, Wismer B, Knight K, Adler SR, Leonoudakis-Watts K, Thompson-Lastad A, Chao MT. PMID: 31314560; PMCID: PMC6648209.
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    12. Integrative Palliative Care: Enhancing the Natural Synergy Between Integrative Health and Palliative Medicine. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 03; 25(3):257-259. Adler SR, Marchand LR, Heap N. PMID: 30864844.
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    13. Implementing an Inpatient Acupuncture Service for Pain and Symptom Management: Identifying Opportunities and Challenges. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 May; 25(5):503-508. Harrison JD, Reddy S, Liu R, Adler SR, Chao MT. PMID: 30758215.
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    14. Integrative Health: An Interprofessional Standardized Patient Case for Prelicensure Learners. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 05 04; 14:10715. Rivera J, de Lisser R, Dhruva A, Fitzsimmons A, Hyde S, Reddy S, Tsourounis C, Adler SR. PMID: 30800915; PMCID: PMC6342396.
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    15. Integrative Medicine and the Imperative for Health Justice. J Altern Complement Med. 2018 Feb; 24(2):101-103. Chao MT, Adler SR. PMID: 29364694.
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    16. The impact of intramural grants on educators' careers and on medical education innovation. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6):827-31. Adler SR, Chang A, Loeser H, Cooke M, Wang J, Teherani A. PMID: 25760956.
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    17. Perceptions of interprofessional teamwork in low-acuity settings: a qualitative analysis. Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 48(6):583-92. van Schaik SM, O'Brien BC, Almeida SA, Adler SR. PMID: 24807434.
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    18. Correlating traditional Ayurvedic and modern medical perspectives on cancer: results of a qualitative study. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 May; 20(5):364-70. Dhruva A, Hecht FM, Miaskowski C, Kaptchuk TJ, Bodeker G, Abrams D, Lad V, Adler SR. PMID: 24341342; PMCID: PMC4011424.
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    19. The International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Explore (NY). 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):277-8. Wiles MR, Adler SR. PMID: 24021467.
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    20. Innovation and collaboration: the First International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Explore (NY). 2013 Mar-Apr; 9(2):118-20. Haramati A, Adler SR, Wiles M, Sierpina VS, Kreitzer MJ. PMID: 23452717; PMCID: PMC4057062.
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    21. Sleep Paralysis: Night-mares, Nocebos, and the Mind-Body Connection. Series in Medical Anthropology. Rutgers University Press. 2011. Adler SR.
    22. Creating an ideal social and behavioural sciences curriculum for medical students. Med Educ. 2010 Dec; 44(12):1194-202. Satterfield JM, Adler SR, Chen HC, Hauer KE, Saba GW, Salazar R. PMID: 21091759.
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    23. "I'm sitting here by myself ...": experiences of patients with serious illness at an Urban Public Hospital. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jun; 13(6):695-701. Dzul-Church V, Cimino JW, Adler SR, Wong P, Anderson WG. PMID: 20568968; PMCID: PMC2938893.
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    24. Encouraging scholarship: medical school programs to promote student inquiry beyond the traditional medical curriculum. Acad Med. 2010 Mar; 85(3):409-18. Green EP, Borkan JM, Pross SH, Adler SR, Nothnagle M, Parsonnet J, Gruppuso PA. PMID: 20182113.
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    25. Why doctors choose small towns: a developmental model of rural physician recruitment and retention. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Nov; 69(9):1368-76. Hancock C, Steinbach A, Nesbitt TS, Adler SR, Auerswald CL. PMID: 19747755.
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    26. Patients' interactions with physicians and complementary and alternative medicine practitioners: older women with breast cancer and self-managed health care. Integr Cancer Ther. 2009 Mar; 8(1):63-70. Adler SR, Wrubel J, Hughes E, Beinfield H. PMID: 19147647; PMCID: PMC2754706.
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    27. Use of focus groups in multi-site, multi-ethnic research projects for women's health: a Study of Women Across the Nation (swan) example. Ethn Dis. 2009; 19(3):352-8. Kagawa-Singer M, Adler SR, Mouton CE, Ory M, Underwood LG. PMID: 19769020; PMCID: PMC2893220.
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    28. Assessing students' socio-cultural knowledge frameworks through concept. Med Educ. 2008 Nov; 42(11):1125. Adler SR, Wilson E, Coulter YZ. PMID: 18826397; PMCID: PMC2891642.
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    29. Minority faculty voices on diversity in academic medicine: perspectives from one school. Acad Med. 2008 Aug; 83(8):781-6. Mahoney MR, Wilson E, Odom KL, Flowers L, Adler SR. PMID: 18667896; PMCID: PMC2868964.
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    30. Use of complementary and alternative medicine during the menopause transition: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Menopause. 2008 Jan-Feb; 15(1):32-43. Bair YA, Gold EB, Zhang G, Rasor N, Utts J, Upchurch DM, Chyu L, Greendale GA, Sternfeld B, Adler SR. PMID: 18090037.
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    31. A novel clinical-trial design for the study of massage therapy. Complement Ther Med. 2008 Jun; 16(3):169-76. Patterson M, Maurer S, Adler SR, Avins AL. PMID: 18534330; PMCID: PMC2435386.
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    32. Cross-sectional analysis of specific complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by racial/ethnic group and menopausal status: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Menopause. 2007 Jul-Aug; 14(4):612-23. Gold EB, Bair Y, Zhang G, Utts J, Greendale GA, Upchurch D, Chyu L, Sternfeld B, Adler S. PMID: 17327812.
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    33. Student 'moles': revealing the hidden curriculum. Med Educ. 2006 May; 40(5):463-4. Adler SR, Hughes EF, Scott RB. PMID: 16635130.
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    34. Relationships among older patients, CAM practitioners, and physicians: the advantages of qualitative inquiry. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jan-Feb; 9(1):104-10. Adler SR. PMID: 12622050; PMCID: PMC2754707.
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    35. Integrative medicine and culture: toward an anthropology of CAM. Med Anthropol Q. 2002 Dec; 16(4):412-4. Adler SR. PMID: 12500614; PMCID: PMC2764405.
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    36. Ethnic differences in use of complementary and alternative medicine at midlife: longitudinal results from SWAN participants. Am J Public Health. 2002 Nov; 92(11):1832-40. Bair YA, Gold EB, Greendale GA, Sternfeld B, Adler SR, Azari R, Harkey M. PMID: 12406817; PMCID: PMC1447337.
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    37. Conceptualizing menopause and midlife: Chinese American and Chinese women in the US. Maturitas. 2000 Apr 28; 35(1):11-23. Adler SR, Fosket JR, Kagawa-Singer M, McGraw SA, Wong-Kim E, Gold E, Sternfeld B. PMID: 10802395.
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    38. Alternative therapies used by women with breast cancer in four ethnic populations. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2000 Jan 05; 92(1):42-7. Lee MM, Lin SS, Wrensch MR, Adler SR, Eisenberg D. PMID: 10620632.
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    39. Pediatric complementary and alternative medicine use: physician-patient communication is vital. West J Med. 1999 Sep; 171(3):158. Adler SR, Showen NC. PMID: 10560286; PMCID: PMC1305796.
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    40. Disclosing complementary and alternative medicine use in the medical encounter: a qualitative study in women with breast cancer. J Fam Pract. 1999 Jun; 48(6):453-8. Adler SR, Fosket JR. PMID: 10386489.
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    41. Complementary and alternative medicine use among women with breast cancer. Med Anthropol Q. 1999 Jun; 13(2):214-22. Adler SR. PMID: 10440030.
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    42. Refugee stress and folk belief: Hmong sudden deaths. Soc Sci Med. 1995 Jun; 40(12):1623-9. Adler SR. PMID: 7660175.
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    43. Ethnomedical pathogenesis and Hmong immigrants' sudden nocturnal deaths. Cult Med Psychiatry. 1994 Mar; 18(1):23-59. Adler SR. PMID: 8082318.
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