Margot Kushel

Margot Kushel, MD is a Professor of Medicine 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; her research includes descriptive epidemiology of the population and the development and evaluation of novel interventions designed to improve outcomes. She is the PI of a NIA funded R01 to study the causes and consequences of geriatric conditions in older homeless adults. She is a co-investigator on an R-01 award from NIDA (Kelly Knight, PhD PI) to study how pain is experienced by patients and managed by clinicians in safety net settings. She was the PI of an R01 grant funded by NIDA that examined the rates of pain and use and misuse of prescription opioid analgesics in a cohort of HIV-infected homeless and marginally housed adults. Dr. Kushel is the co-Director of the UCSF Primary Care Research Fellowship (for which she is the site director of SFGH-based DGIM fellows), and is the SFGH site director for the K12 PARTNERS program to fund young investigators in implementation research. She is the Medical Director of the Tenderloin Clinical Research Center (part of the UCSF CTSI Clinical Research Services program). She maintains an active clinical practice in SFGH General Medical Clinic and attends on the inpatient medicine service at SFGH.