Taressa Fraze, PhD

Assistant Professor
Healthforce Center at UCSF

Dr. Taressa Fraze is faculty at the Healthforce Center at UCSF. Her primary appointment is as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and she is affiliated with 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 has focused 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. Much of Dr. Fraze’s research 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. Dr. Fraze’s work aims to improve the quality and accessibility of care.

Dr. Fraze has more than 15 years of health services research, policy, and leadership experience. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Fraze has been a researcher at The Dartmouth Institute, Truven Health Analytics (now IBM), and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fraze received her PhD in health communication from the University of Kentucky.