The Hearing Connection: Improving and Increasing Access and Quality of Hearing Health Care to Individuals Experiencing or At Risk of Homelessness

Project Goal: To pilot a program through a partnership with Project Homeless Connect that would improve and increase both access and quality of hearing healthcare for homeless individuals. Ultimately, to use the impact-based results/outcomes of this program model to replicate and scale statewide.

CLINICAL KEY: Med School Application Guidance for Underrepresented in Medicine

Project Goal: To measure the number of students in this undergraduate or post-baccalaureate UIM cohort that gain acceptance to medical school or other healthcare professional programs. 

Climate Change is a Public Health Emergency

Project Goal: To educate stakeholders, identify allies, develop specific goals and strategic pathways, identify funding sources, and create a long-term plan to continue forward after the end of the fellowship.

Improving COPD Management in Medi-Cal Population

Project Goal: Improve individuals’ quality of life and provide wrap around services in multiple settings to this vulnerable population to achieve overall cost reductions by 2%, ER utilization reduction by 2%, and inpatient admission reduction by 2%.

Providing Community Based Care to Aging Adults Experiencing Homelessness

Project Goal: To develop and implement basic standards of care for the aging homeless population in the community. These standards include: falls prevention strategies, providing support and preparing for any living situation, robust behavioral health support, expertise in the path to conservatorship, and staff training. 

Tele-Physiatry: Improving Access and Quality to California’s Medical Therapy Units

Project Goal: To implement a Tele-physiatry model of care to underserved school-based Medical Therapy Units while evaluating access, patient and parent experience of care, quality metrics and economic impact to the State. 

DisasterCrash Cart and IsoCare

Project Goal: To turn my experience providing medical care in evacuation centers during the fires into a virtual toolbox for other doctors to do the same when disaster comes to their town and to address the lack of education and support given to low income people likely to have COVID-19 at the time of testing in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“Psychiatry Cares” Urgent Psychiatry Pathway

Project Goal: To provide virtual psychiatric consultation to 10 patients per week with urgent psychiatric needs within 72 hours of seeing their PCP. This will decrease levels of PCP burnout, decrease number of urgent referrals to psychiatry, and increase percentage of referrals accepted by psychiatry. 

Meeting Acute Care Patients’ Behavioral Health and Social Needs through Multi-Disciplinary Partnership

Project Goal: Sustain and expand the ZSFG Social Medicine program by September 2020 via a) Securing $2M in financial support to grow team; b) Investing in staff engagement and professional development, and assessing measures of teamwork and engagement; c) Developing new internal and external cross-sector partners to expand service delivery – e.g., housing + substance use linkage; d) Scaling this team-based model of care to ZSFG inpatient and psychiatric units, and 1 outside hospital; e) Tracking # patients served, # admissions/readmissions averted, % reduction in return ED visits, % reducti

Busting the Visit Buster: A Tele-Behavioral Health Intervention for Managing Acute Psychosocial Crises in Primary Care

Project Goal: To improve access to needed behavioral health services for patients and reduce the frequency of providers reporting unmet need for same-day behavioral health services for complex psychosocial issues.