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Medical Education

Alicia Fernandez, MD

Professor of Clinical

Alicia Fernandez, MD

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Alicia Fernandez, M.D., is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF and an attending physician in the General Medical Clinic and the Medical Wards at San Francisco General Hospital. Her research primarily focuses on health and health care disparities, and she is particularly interested in vulnerable populations, Latino health, immigrant health, and language barriers. In addition to her research and clinical practice at San Francisco General Hospital, she does a great deal of mentoring for students, residents, fellows, and faculty. She has received several honors and awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Professorship for Humanism in Medicine. She has served as an advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The California Endowment, The National Quality Forum, The Commonwealth Fund, The American Medical Association, The American Board of Internal Medicine and other organizations on projects focused on health care disparities, Latino health, and limited English proficiency populations. She was a standing member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Care Quality and Effectiveness study section (2006-2010) and is currently a member of NIH Health Services Organization and Delivery (HSOD) study section.

  1. Stern RJ, Fernandez A, Jacobs EA, Neilands TB, Weech-Maldonado R, Quan J, Carle A, Seligman HK. Advances in Measuring Culturally Competent Care: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of CAHPS-CC in a Safety-Net Population. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S49-55.
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  2. Seligman HK, Fernandez A, Stern RJ, Weech-Maldonado R, Quan J, Jacobs EA. Risk factors for reporting poor cultural competency among patients with diabetes in safety net clinics. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S56-61.
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  3. Slean GR, Jacobs EA, Lahiff M, Fisher L, Fernandez A. Aspects of Culturally Competent Care are Associated With Less Emotional Burden Among Patients With Diabetes. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S69-73.
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  4. Fernandez A, Seligman H, Quan J, Stern RJ, Jacobs EA. Associations between aspects of culturally competent care and clinical outcomes among patients with diabetes. Med Care. 2012 Sep; 50(9 Suppl 2):S74-9.
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  5. Reuland DS, Slatt LM, Aleman MA, Fernandez A, Dewalt D. Effect of spanish language immersion rotations on medical student spanish fluency. Fam Med. 2012 Feb; 44(2):110-6.
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