Prior Studies

The UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship is dedicated to partnering with its community mental health partners to conduct studies that are aligned with their values and needs.  Below are examples of some of the studies we have done over the course of the fellowship.


  1.  Service Utilization in an HIV and LGBTQ Community Mental Health Clinic
  2.  Carrying Out A Quality Improvement Initiative During A Public Psychiatry Fellowship: Challenges and Lessons Learned



  1. Evaluation of Patient Factors and Strategies to Improve Linkage Between Outpatient and Inpatient Psychiatric Services
  2. Utilization of Acupuncture Treatment in Different Populations in an Outpatient Community Mental Health Clinic
  3. Towards a Greater Understanding of How to Promote Recovery: A Study of Patient Satisfaction with Crisis Psychiatric Service



  1. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Adult ADHD within San Francisco County Mental Health



  1. Implementing a PTSD Screening Instrument in a Community Health Center that Serves People Experiencing Homelessness
  2. Exploring Sedative-Hypnotic Prescribing in a Community Mental Health Clinic
  3. Developing a Protocol to Continue Psychiatric Medications for the Newly Incarcerated Population in San Francisco County Jail
  4. ACCESS-SMI: Advancing Collaborative Care to Ensure Systematic Screening in Severe Mental Illness
  5. "Doctor, I am a Smoker. Can we talk?" Prompting Psychiatrists to Engage in a Conversation about Smoking Cessation among People with Severe Mental Illness



  1. Examining Initial Assessment No Show Rates for Patients with Severe Mental Illness
  2. Developing Mobile Buprenorphine Treatment for Homeless Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
  3. Examining Feasibility and Acceptability of Health Worker Support of Psychiatrists in Safety Net Settings
  4. Expanding the Scope of Practice for Psychiatrists to Include Buprenorphine Treatment
  5. Recovery-Oriented Outcomes Associated with Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics



  1. Competencies for Global Mental Health: Developing Training Objectives for a Post-Graduate Fellowship for Psychiatrists