Dr. Taressa Fraze is faculty at Healthforce Center at the University of California San Francisco. Her primary appointment is as assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and she is affiliate faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.
Dr. Fraze studies the configuration of health care delivery systems and the adoption of care delivery innovations across care settings. Her research focuses on how health care organizations implement care transformation activities, such as home visits, advanced care planning, team-based care, and social care, to improve outcomes for patients with clinical and social complexities. Dr. Fraze has studied the effectiveness of payment and delivery system reforms including accountable care organizations, medical homes, and accountable health communities. In addition, Dr. Fraze’s work considers the configuration and delivery of primary care across rural settings. Her work aims to improve the quality and accessibility of care. She also teaches health policy classes in the UCSF – UC Hastings Health Policy and Law program.
Dr. Fraze has more than 15 years of health services research, policy, and leadership experience. Prior to joining UCSF, she was a researcher at The Dartmouth Institute, Truven Health Analytics (now IBM), and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Fraze earned her doctorate in health communication with an emphasis in effective message design and research methodology from the University of Kentucky.