Shelley R. Adler, PhD

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Shelley R. Adler, PhD

Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF
Osher Foundation Endowed Chair in Educational Programs in Integrative Medicine

adlersh@ocim.ucsf.edu

Box 1726, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1726

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Cancer Center Membership

Program Member » Breast Oncology» Cancer Control

Education

University of California at Berkeley, A.B., 1981-1985, English
University of California, Los Angeles, M.A., 1985-1987, Folklore
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Graduate Fellow, 1987-1988, Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1988-1991, Folklore
University of California, San Francisco, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992-1995, Sociocultural Gerontology


Professional Experience

  • 1992-95
    National Institute on Aging Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociocultural Gerontology, Medical Anthropology Program, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1995-98
    Assistant Research Anthropologist, Medical Anthropology Program, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1998-2002
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medical Anthropology Program, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2002-06
    Associate Adjunct Professor/Associate Professor in Residence, Medical Anthropology Program, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2006-09
    Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2006-present
    Director, Qualitative Methods Core, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2008-2010
    Co-Director, Pathway to Discovery in Health and Society, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2008-present
    Director of Educational Programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Osher Foundation Endowed Chair in Educational Programs in Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
  • 2009-present
    Professor in Residence, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Honors & Awards

  • 2005
    The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, member
  • 2005
    Award for Outstanding Breast Cancer Research Proposal in Underserved Populations (Faith Fancher Award) - California Breast Cancer Research Program
  • 2006
    UCSF/Coro Faculty Leadership Collaborative
  • 2008
    UCSF Champion of Diversity

Selected Publications

  1. The impact of intramural grants on educators' careers and on medical education innovation. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6):827-31.
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  2. Perceptions of interprofessional teamwork in low-acuity settings: a qualitative analysis. Med Educ. 2014 Jun; 48(6):583-92.
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  3. Correlating traditional Ayurvedic and modern medical perspectives on cancer: results of a qualitative study. J Altern Complement Med. 2014 May; 20(5):364-70.
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  4. The International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Explore (NY). 2013 Sep-Oct; 9(5):277-8.
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  5. Innovation and collaboration: the First International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Explore (NY). 2013 Mar-Apr; 9(2):118-20.
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  6. Sleep Paralysis: Night-mares, Nocebos, and the Mind-Body Connection. Series in Medical Anthropology. Rutgers University Press. 2011.
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  7. Creating an ideal social and behavioural sciences curriculum for medical students. Med Educ. 2010 Dec; 44(12):1194-202.
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  8. "I'm sitting here by myself ...": experiences of patients with serious illness at an Urban Public Hospital. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jun; 13(6):695-701.
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  9. Encouraging scholarship: medical school programs to promote student inquiry beyond the traditional medical curriculum. Acad Med. 2010 Mar; 85(3):409-18.
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  10. Why doctors choose small towns: a developmental model of rural physician recruitment and retention. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Nov; 69(9):1368-76.
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  11. Patients' interactions with physicians and complementary and alternative medicine practitioners: older women with breast cancer and self-managed health care. Integr Cancer Ther. 2009 Mar; 8(1):63-70.
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  12. Use of focus groups in multi-site, multi-ethnic research projects for women's health: a Study of Women Across the Nation (swan) example. Ethn Dis. 2009; 19(3):352-8.
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  13. Assessing students' socio-cultural knowledge frameworks through concept. Med Educ. 2008 Nov; 42(11):1125.
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  14. Minority faculty voices on diversity in academic medicine: perspectives from one school. Acad Med. 2008 Aug; 83(8):781-6.
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  15. Use of complementary and alternative medicine during the menopause transition: longitudinal results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Menopause. 2008 Jan-Feb; 15(1):32-43.
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  16. A novel clinical-trial design for the study of massage therapy. Complement Ther Med. 2008 Jun; 16(3):169-76.
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  17. Student 'moles': revealing the hidden curriculum. Med Educ. 2006 May; 40(5):463-4.
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  18. Relationships among older patients, CAM practitioners, and physicians: the advantages of qualitative inquiry. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Jan-Feb; 9(1):104-10.
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  19. Integrative medicine and culture: toward an anthropology of CAM. Med Anthropol Q. 2002 Dec; 16(4):412-4.
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  20. Ethnic differences in use of complementary and alternative medicine at midlife: longitudinal results from SWAN participants. Am J Public Health. 2002 Nov; 92(11):1832-40.
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