Shira Shavit, MD

Title(s)Professor, Family Community Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1855 Folsom Street
San Francisco CA 94103
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    UCSF2010Hellman Family Award
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation2010Community Health Leaders Award
    UCSF2012Excellence in Community Partnerships Award
    Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health2017Best Practices Award
    California Health Care Foundation2019Health Care Leader Fellowship

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    Shira Shavit, MD is a Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California in San Francisco and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN). For over a decade through research and community engagement, Dr. Shavit has been redefining national best practices to address the health inequities experienced by communities impacted by mass incarceration. In addition to providing clinical care to communities impacted by incarceration, Dr. Shavit has led health system transformation in over 48 primary care systems in 14 states and Puerto Rico resulting in healthcare career opportunities for hundreds of people with criminal legal involvement as community health workers. Her work in the TCN has also been shown to cut health care and criminal legal costs, and support healthy, sustained integration of individuals returning home from incarceration. In 2012, she led a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation funded project across 11 sites in collaboration with City College of California. She also worked as a consultant to reform healthcare systems in the California State prisons in collaboration with the Federal Receivership (2006-2011). She is a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award (2010). Dr. Shavit graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, completed her MD at Rush University in Chicago, and completed her residency training at the University of California, San Francisco. She is currently a California Health Care Foundation Health Care Leadership Fellow.

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    1. Formerly Incarcerated Community Health Workers Engaging Individuals Returning From Incarceration Into Primary Care: Results From the Transition Clinic Network. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:681128. Aminawung JA, Harvey TD, Smart J, Calderon J, Steiner A, Kroboth E, Wang EA, Shavit S. PMID: 34422744.
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    2. The Transitions Clinic Network: Post Incarceration Addiction Treatment, Healthcare, and Social Support (TCN-PATHS): A hybrid type-1 effectiveness trial of enhanced primary care to improve opioid use disorder treatment outcomes following release from jail. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 09; 128:108315. Howell BA, Puglisi L, Clark K, Albizu-Garcia C, Ashkin E, Booth T, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Fiellin DA, Fox AD, Maurer KF, Lin HJ, McCollister K, Murphy S, Morse DS, Shavit S, Wang K, Winkelman T, Wang EA. PMID: 33583610.
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    3. Health Disparities of People Living in the Community on Probation: A Call to Action for Community and Public Health Systems. Am J Public Health. 2020 09; 110(9):1262-1263. Puglisi LB, Shavit S. PMID: 32783736.
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    4. Perceived Discrimination Based on Criminal Record in Healthcare Settings and Self-Reported Health Status among Formerly Incarcerated Individuals. J Urban Health. 2020 02; 97(1):105-111. Redmond N, Aminawung JA, Morse DS, Zaller N, Shavit S, Wang EA. PMID: 31628588.
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    5. Propensity-matched study of enhanced primary care on contact with the criminal justice system among individuals recently released from prison to New Haven. BMJ Open. 2019 05 02; 9(5):e028097. Wang EA, Lin HJ, Aminawung JA, Busch SH, Gallagher C, Maurer K, Puglisi L, Shavit S, Frisman L. PMID: 31048315.
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    6. Illicit substance use after release from prison among formerly incarcerated primary care patients: a cross-sectional study. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 02 19; 14(1):7. Chamberlain A, Nyamu S, Aminawung J, Wang EA, Shavit S, Fox AD. PMID: 30782211.
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    7. Health Literacy Among a Formerly Incarcerated Population Using Data from the Transitions Clinic Network. J Urban Health. 2018 08; 95(4):547-555. Hadden KB, Puglisi L, Prince L, Aminawung JA, Shavit S, Pflaum D, Calderon J, Wang EA, Zaller N. PMID: 29943227.
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    8. History of Solitary Confinement Is Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among Individuals Recently Released from Prison. J Urban Health. 2018 04; 95(2):141-148. Hagan BO, Wang EA, Aminawung JA, Albizu-Garcia CE, Zaller N, Nyamu S, Shavit S, Deluca J, Fox AD, Transitions Clinic Network . PMID: 28281161.
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    9. Transitions Clinic Network: Challenges And Lessons In Primary Care For People Released From Prison. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 06 01; 36(6):1006-1015. Shavit S, Aminawung JA, Birnbaum N, Greenberg S, Berthold T, Fishman A, Busch SH, Wang EA. PMID: 28583958.
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    10. Engaging individuals recently released from prison into primary care: a randomized trial. Am J Public Health. 2012 Sep; 102(9):e22-9. Wang EA, Hong CS, Shavit S, Sanders R, Kessell E, Kushel MB. PMID: 22813476.
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    11. Transitions clinic: creating a community-based model of health care for recently released California prisoners. Public Health Rep. 2010 Mar-Apr; 125(2):171-7. Wang EA, Hong CS, Samuels L, Shavit S, Sanders R, Kushel M. PMID: 20297743.
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