Ulrike Muench, PhD, MSN, RN

Healthforce Center at UCSF
Dr. Ulrike Muench

Dr. Ulrike Muench is Faculty at Healthforce Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Her primary appointment is as Associate Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing in Social and Behavioral Sciences and she is Affiliated Faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Muench is a nurse, nurse practitioner, and health services researcher with a program of research focus on the health care workforce. She has expertise working with large Medicare administrative claims data and numerous large survey data, including the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and American Community Survey. Her research has been published in leading health care journals, including JAMA, NEJM, and Health Affairs.

She currently examines opioid prescribing patterns of nurse practitioners in Medicare beneficiaries in a study funded by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, buprenorphine prescribing of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in a study funded by UCSF CTSI, prescribing of medications in Medicare beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions, and opioid prescribing in nursing homes both funded by HRSA. 

Dr. Muench trained as a nurse in the UK and obtained her MSN and PhD from the Yale School of Nursing. She conducted her postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University. 

UCSF Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Box 0612 
490 Illinois St., Floor 12 
San Francisco, CA 94143
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