Susan Hughes, MS

Title(s)Associate Professor, Family Medicine - Fresno
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno St, #326
Fresno CA 93701
Phone559-499-6467
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    Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CAAA1977Math & Science
    California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CABA1979Math
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAMS1980Biostatistics
    University of California, San Francisco, Fresno, CA03/2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    University of California, San Francisco Fresno Medical Education Program2009Faculty Research Award
    University of California, San Francisco Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators2014Cooke Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    University of California, San Francisco Fresno Department of Hospice and Palliative Medicine2016Outstanding Faculty Award

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    As the Research Director I provide oversight for all scholarly activities including research, grant, and community project related activities within the Family and Community Medicine Department including the two fellowship programs within the department, Maternal Child Health and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. This includes planning research projects, conducting research projects, making scientific presentations, and writing manuscripts for publication on topics of interest to Family and Community Medicine faculty, fellows and residents.

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    1. Physician Perceptions and Beliefs Regarding End-of-Life Care in a Central California Health System. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2023 Oct; 40(10):1079-1086. Maas DS, Hughes S, Macmillan PJ, Rodriguez Carranza LP, Nguyen M. PMID: 36426418.
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    2. Earlier Palliative Care Referrals Associated with Reduced Length of Stay and Hospital Charges. J Palliat Med. 2020 01; 23(1):107-111. Macmillan PJ, Chalfin B, Soleimani Fard A, Hughes S. PMID: 31329015.
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    3. Liver Abscesses Caused by Streptococcus intermedius in an Immunocompromised Patient. Cureus. 2018 Jan 24; 10(1):e2107. Reddy S, Singh K, Hughes S. PMID: 29581919; PMCID: PMC5866111.
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    4. Difficult interpersonal encounters with medical students and residents: two objective standardized teaching encounters. MedEdPORTAL. 2017; 10640(13). Jones N, Milanes L, Banales V, Price I, Gomez I, Hughes S. . View Publication.
    5. Impact of Race/Ethnicity on Pain Management Outcomes in a Community-Based Teaching Hospital Following Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation. Cureus. 2016 Oct 10; 8(10):e823. Chung D, Sue A, Hughes S, Simmons J, Hailu T, Swift C, Macmillan P. PMID: 27882270; PMCID: PMC5106348.
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    6. The Significance of Harm Reduction as a Social and Health Care Intervention for Injecting Drug Users: An Exploratory Study of a Needle Exchange Program in Fresno, California. Soc Work Public Health. 2016 Aug-Sep; 31(5):398-407. Clarke K, Harris D, Zweifler JA, Lasher M, Mortimer RB, Hughes S. PMID: 27167664; PMCID: PMC5129746.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    7. Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients, Subsequent Use in Primary Care, and Physicians' Opinions About Acid-Suppressive Therapy. South Med J. 2016 Mar; 109(3):158-64. Riaz M, Hughes S, Gomez IA, Mortimer RB. PMID: 26954653.
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    8. Impact of healthy steps on developmental referral rates. Fam Med. 2014 Nov-Dec; 46(10):788-91. Hughes S, Herrera-Mata L, Dunn J. PMID: 25646830.
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    9. Lightning safety awareness of visitors in three California national parks. Wilderness Environ Med. 2011 Sep; 22(3):257-61. Weichenthal L, Allen J, Davis KP, Campagne D, Snowden B, Hughes S. PMID: 21778092.
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    10. Parental satisfaction without antibiotics. Nurse Pract. 2010 Mar; 35(3):40-2. White D, Moir A, Zweifler J, Hughes S. PMID: 20164735.
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    11. Controlling for race/ethnicity: a comparison of California commercial health plans CAHPS scores to NCBD benchmarks. Int J Equity Health. 2010 Jan 25; 9:4. Zweifler J, Hughes S, Lopez RA. PMID: 20181011; PMCID: PMC2835712.
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    12. The relationship between a statewide preceptorship program and family medicine residency selection. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 23(1):67-74. Kubal VS, Zweifler J, Hughes S, Reilly JM, Newman S. PMID: 20051544.
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    13. Effects of echinacea on the frequency of upper respiratory tract symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008 Apr; 100(4):384-8. O'Neil J, Hughes S, Lourie A, Zweifler J. PMID: 18450126; PMCID: PMC7129680.
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    14. Trends in rural and urban deliveries and vaginal births: California 1998-2002. J Rural Health. 2008; 24(4):416-22. Hughes S, Zweifler JA, Garza A, Stanich MA. PMID: 19007397.
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    15. Vaginal birth after cesarean in California: before and after a change in guidelines. Ann Fam Med. 2006 May-Jun; 4(3):228-34. Zweifler J, Garza A, Hughes S, Stanich MA, Hierholzer A, Lau M. PMID: 16735524; PMCID: PMC1479438.
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    16. High school census tract information predicts practice in rural and minority communities. J Rural Health. 2005; 21(3):228-32. Hughes S, Zweifler J, Schafer S, Smith MA, Athwal S, Blossom HJ. PMID: 16092296.
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    17. Response: Use of Drug Sample Medications. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2003 Jan 1; 16(1):86-87. Schafer SS, Zweifler ZJ, Hughes HS. .
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    18. Are sample medicines hurting the uninsured? J Am Board Fam Pract. 2002 Sep-Oct; 15(5):361-6. Zweifler J, Hughes S, Schafer S, Garcia B, Grasser A, Salazar L. PMID: 12350058.
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    19. How much do rural Hispanics know about the adverse health risks of smoking? J Rural Health. 2001; 17(3):151-5. Butkovic T, Hegde RS, Hughes S, Lourie A, Schafer S. PMID: 11765878.
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    20. Rejecting family practice: why medical students switch to other specialties. Fam Med. 2000 May; 32(5):320-5. Schafer S, Shore W, French L, Tovar J, Hughes S, Hearst N. PMID: 10820673.
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