Triveni Defries, MD, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address2540 23rd Street, #4708
San Francisco CA 94110
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    Columbia UniversityMPH
    UCSF School of MedicineMD
    UCSF Internal MedicineResidency
    UCSFAddiction Medicine Fellowship

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    Triveni DeFries is a physician board-certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She practices primary care and addiction medicine at San Francisco General Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She is the director of the UCSF Health & Human Rights Inititiative in the Institute of Global Health Sciences, a program that provides forensic medical evaluations for immigrants seeking humanitarian protection, and co-leads the national Asylum Medicine Training Initiative.
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    1. Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach at a Student-Run Clinic for Individuals Seeking Asylum. Acad Med. 2023 03 01; 98(3):332-336. Jaradeh K, Sergi F, Kivlahan C, Nava Gonzales C, Cury M, DeFries T. PMID: 36538690.
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    2. Extended-release naltrexone for people with alcohol use disorder on therapeutic anticoagulation: A case series. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2022 Dec 13. Ciraldo K, Seraydarian M, Gasper J, DeFries T, Martin M. PMID: 36511083.
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    3. System-Level Factors Associated With Telephone and Video Visit Use: Survey of Safety-Net Clinicians During the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic. JMIR Form Res. 2022 Mar 10; 6(3):e34088. Sharma AE, Khoong EC, Sierra M, Rivadeneira NA, Nijagal MA, Su G, Lyles CR, DeFries T, Tuot DS, Sarkar U. PMID: 35148271; PMCID: PMC8949684.
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    4. Immigration status matters: the intersectional risk of immigration vulnerability and substance use disorder. Addiction. 2022 07; 117(7):1827-1829. DeFries T, Kelley J, Martin M, Kimball SL. PMID: 35102631.
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    5. Prevalence and Characteristics of Hospitalizations with Unhealthy Alcohol Use in a Safety-Net Hospital from 2016 to 2018. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 09; 37(12):3211-3213. Martin M, Clement J, Defries T, Makam AN, Nguyen OK. PMID: 35060005; PMCID: PMC9485374.
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    6. The Social Context of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Among Emergency Department Patients: A Cross Sectional Study. J Addict Med. 2022 Sep-Oct 01; 16(5):514-520. Anderson ES, Fraimow-Wong L, Blake R, Batiste K, Liang A, DeFries T, Herring AA, Alter H. PMID: 35020696.
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    7. Transition from Oxycodone to Buprenorphine/Naloxone in a Hospitalized Patient with Sickle Cell Disease: A Case Report. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 04; 37(5):1281-1285. Leyde S, Suen L, Pratt L, DeFries T. PMID: 34993878; PMCID: PMC8971332.
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    8. Asylum seeker trauma in a student-run clinic: reducing barriers to forensic medical evaluations. Torture. 2022; 32(3):49-64. Gallagher A, Steiner G, Michel M, Nava Gonzales C, Mendez-Contreras S, Lu A, Armendariz M, DeFries T, Barakat S, Kivlahan C. PMID: 36519196.
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    9. Things We Do for No Reason™: Prescribing Thiamine, Folate and Multivitamins on Discharge for Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder. J Hosp Med. 2021 12; 16(12):751-753. DeFries T, Leyde S, Haber LA, Martin M. PMID: 34730500.
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    10. Clinician experience with telemedicine at a safety-net hospital network during COVID-19: a cross-sectional survey. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021 May; 32(2 Suppl):220-240. Sharma AE, Khoong EC, Nijagal MA, Lyles CR, Su G, DeFries T, Sarkar U, Tuot D. PMID: 37020792; PMCID: PMC8428653.
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    11. Patient interest in and barriers to telemedicine video visits in a multilingual urban safety-net system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 02 15; 28(2):349-353. Khoong EC, Butler BA, Mesina O, Su G, DeFries TB, Nijagal M, Lyles CR. PMID: 33164063; PMCID: PMC7883976.
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    12. Things We Do for No Reason™: Discontinuing Buprenorphine When Treating Acute Pain. J Hosp Med. 2019 10 01; 14(10):633-635. Haber LA, DeFries T, Martin M. PMID: 31433765.
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    13. Nontargeted Diabetes Screening in a Navajo Nation Emergency Department. Am J Public Health. 2019 02; 109(2):270-272. Anderson ES, Dworkis DA, DeFries T, Emery E, Deegala C, Mohs K. PMID: 30571296; PMCID: PMC6336041.
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    14. Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Incidence and Methicillin Resistance in Rural Thailand, 2006-2014. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 07; 99(1):155-163. Jaganath D, Jorakate P, Makprasert S, Sangwichian O, Akarachotpong T, Thamthitiwat S, Khemla S, DeFries T, Baggett HC, Whistler T, Gregory CJ, Rhodes J. PMID: 29761760; PMCID: PMC6085790.
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    15. An inpatient treatment and discharge planning protocol for alcohol dependence: efficacy in reducing 30-day readmissions and emergency department visits. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 30(3):365-70. Wei J, Defries T, Lozada M, Young N, Huen W, Tulsky J. PMID: 25092008; PMCID: PMC4351284.
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    16. Navigating changing food environments - Transnational perspectives on dietary behaviours and implications for nutrition counselling. Glob Public Health. 2013; 8(3):245-57. Handley MA, Robles M, Sanford E, Collins N, Seligman H, Defries T, Perez R, Grieshop J. PMID: 23088255.
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    17. Level and change in cognitive test scores predict risk of first stroke. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Mar; 57(3):499-505. DeFries T, Avendaño M, Glymour MM. PMID: 19175440.
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    18. Spousal smoking and incidence of first stroke: the Health and Retirement Study. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Sep; 35(3):245-8. Glymour MM, Defries TB, Kawachi I, Avendano M. PMID: 18692737; PMCID: PMC2796850.
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