Margot Kushel

Margo Kushel Springer StorytellersMargot Kushel, MD is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital. Margot’s research interests include the health and health care utilization patterns of homeless adults and other vulnerable populations.  She is Principal Investigator of an NIA funded study that is following a cohort of 350 older homeless adults in Oakland CA to assess how life events have impacted their homelessness, their health status (including geriatric conditions) and their use of the health care system.  In the near future, Margot plans to expand this research to include studying symptomatology and views about advanced directives, and on examining novel ways of finding stable housing for older homeless adults.  Margot is also conducting evaluations of new efforts to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and studies of how pain is managed for individuals with substance use disorders who receive care in safety net settings.  At UCSF, Margot is the co-Director of the UCSF Primary Care Research Fellowship and is involved in numerous training activities geared towards training the next generation of implementation scientists who focus on improving care in the safety net. She maintains an active clinical practice as a general internist at the SFGH General Medical Clinic and attends on the inpatient medicine service at SFGH. When not at work (or driving back and forth across the Bay Bridge), Margot can be found reading, swimming, or laughing with her husband and their 13 year old twins. You can follow her on twitter at @mkushel.

 

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Brown RT, Pierluissi E, Guzman D, Kessell ER, Elizabeth Goldman L, Sarkar U, Schneidermann M, Critchfield JM, Kushel MB. Functional Disability in Late-Middle-Aged and Older Adults Admitted to a Safety-Net Hospital. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Nov 3.

Fazel S, Geddes JR, Kushel M. The health of homeless people in high-income countries: descriptive epidemiology, health consequences, and clinical and policy recommendations. Lancet. 2014 Oct 25; 384(9953):1529-40.

Goldman LE, Sarkar U, Kessell E, Guzman D, Schneidermann M, Pierluissi E, Walter B, Vittinghoff E, Critchfield J, Kushel M. Support from hospital to home for elders: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Oct 7; 161(7):472-81.

Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Bangsberg DR, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 11; 173(3):235-7.

Wang EA, Hong CS, Shavit S, Sanders R, Kessell E, Kushel MB. Engaging individuals recently released from prison into primary care: a randomized trial. Am J Public Health. 2012 Sep; 102(9):e22-9.

Kushel M. Older homeless adults: can we do more? J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jan; 27(1):5-6.

Vijayaraghavan M, Penko J, Guzman D, Miaskowski C, Kushel MB. Primary care providers’ judgments of opioid analgesic misuse in a community-based cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):412-8.

Moskowitz D, Thom DH, Guzman D, Penko J, Miaskowski C, Kushel M. Is primary care providers’ trust in socially marginalized patients affected by race? J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Aug; 26(8):846-51.

Williams BA, McGuire J, Lindsay RG, Baillargeon J, Cenzer IS, Lee SJ, Kushel M. Coming home: health status and homelessness risk of older pre-release prisoners. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Oct; 25(10):1038-44.

Kim-Hwang JE, Chen AH, Bell DS, Guzman D, Yee HF, Kushel MB. Evaluating electronic referrals for specialty care at a public hospital. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Oct; 25(10):1123-8.

Kim Y, Chen AH, Keith E, Yee HF, Kushel MB. Not perfect, but better: primary care providers’ experiences with electronic referrals in a safety net health system. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 May; 24(5):614-9.

Seligman HK, Bindman AB, Vittinghoff E, Kanaya AM, Kushel MB. Food insecurity is associated with diabetes mellitus: results from the National Health Examination and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jul; 22(7):1018-23.

Kushel MB, Miaskowski C. End-of-life care for homeless patients: “she says she is there to help me in any situation”. JAMA. 2006 Dec 27; 296(24):2959-66.

Hahn JA, Kushel MB, Bangsberg DR, Riley E, Moss AR. BRIEF REPORT: the aging of the homeless population: fourteen-year trends in San Francisco. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jul; 21(7):775-8.

Kushel MB, Gupta R, Gee L, Haas JS. Housing instability and food insecurity as barriers to health care among low-income Americans. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jan; 21(1):71-7.

Kushel MB, Vittinghoff E, Haas JS. Factors associated with the health care utilization of homeless persons. JAMA. 2001 Jan 10; 285(2):200-6.

 

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