Research Summary

Timothy Judson, MD MPH is a Hospitalist, Urgent Care Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. As Medical Director of Care Delivery Transformation and Medical co-Director of Adult Care Transitions, he oversees a range of innovative programs aimed at improving outcomes for large populations of patients, and optimizing the efficiency of care delivery.

Dr. Judson is board certified in Clinical Informatics, and works as an informatics lead at UCSF's Center for Digital Health Innovation. In this role, he designed and led the implementation of the COVID-19 Testing and Care tool (formerly Symptom Checker), available on MyChart. He is involved in several other virtual care programs aimed at improving value and access to care.

Dr. Judson received his bachelor's degree in Biology and Community health and his Masters in Public Health from Tufts University, and his medical degree from the Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at UCSF, followed by a Chief Residency at UCSF, Parnassus Hospital.


2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
MD, 2015 - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
MPH, 2011 - Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts University

Honors & Awards

  • Overall Winner, Clinical Vignettes Competition, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2018
  • Feil Prize in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2015
  • Reader Prize in Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2015
  • Delta Omega Honors Society in Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2011

Selected Publications

  1. Judson TJ, Zhang S, Lindan CP, Boothroyd D, Grumbach K, Bollyky JB, Sample HA, Huang B, Desai M, Gonzales R, Maldonado Y, Rutherford G, TrackCOVID Consortium. Association of protective behaviors with SARS-CoV-2 infection: results from a longitudinal cohort study of adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ann Epidemiol. 2023 Jul 29; 86:1-7.  View on PubMed
  2. Liu AW, Pierce L, Ganeshan S, Brown W, Judson T, Divakaran D, Bini S, Odisho AY, Mourad M. Impact of an automated peri-procedural digital health intervention on rates of emergency department visits and readmissions. Am J Surg. 2023 Jul 27.  View on PubMed
  3. Judson TJ, Subash M, Harrison JD, Yeager J, Williams AM, Grouse CK, Byron M. Patient Perceptions of e-Visits: Qualitative Study of Older Adults to Inform Health System Implementation. JMIR Aging. 2023 May 26; 6:e45641.  View on PubMed
  4. Ganeshan S, Pierce L, Mourad M, Judson TJ, Kohli MD, Odisho AY, Brown W. Impact of patient portal-based self-scheduling of diagnostic imaging studies on health disparities. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 11 14; 29(12):2096-2100.  View on PubMed
  5. Judson TJ, Pierce L, Tutman A, Mourad M, Neinstein AB, Shuler G, Gonzales R, Odisho AY. Utilization patterns and efficiency gains from use of a fully EHR-integrated COVID-19 self-triage and self-scheduling tool: a retrospective analysis. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2022 11 14; 29(12):2066-2074.  View on PubMed
  6. Liu AW, Odisho AY, Brown Iii W, Gonzales R, Neinstein AB, Judson TJ. Patient Experience and Feedback After Using an Electronic Health Record-Integrated COVID-19 Symptom Checker: Survey Study. JMIR Hum Factors. 2022 Sep 13; 9(3):e40064.  View on PubMed
  7. Weng Y, Lu D, Bollyky J, Jain V, Desai M, Lindan C, Boothroyd D, Judson T, Doernberg SB, Holubar M, Sample H, Huang B, Maldonado Y, Rutherford GW, Grumbach K. Race-ethnicity and COVID-19 Vaccination Beliefs and Intentions: A Cross-Sectional Study among the General Population in the San Francisco Bay Area. Vaccines (Basel). 2021 Nov 29; 9(12).  View on PubMed
  8. Lindan CP, Desai M, Boothroyd D, Judson T, Bollyky J, Sample H, Weng Y, Cheng Y, Dahlen A, Hedlin H, Grumbach K, Henne J, Garcia S, Gonzales R, Craik CS, Rutherford G, Maldonado Y. Design of a population-based longitudinal cohort study of SARS-CoV-2 incidence and prevalence among adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ann Epidemiol. 2022 03; 67:81-100.  View on PubMed
  9. Judson TJ, Mourad M, Wachter RM. Building a Targeted Automatic e-Consult (TACo) Program. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022 Feb; 48(2):114-119.  View on PubMed
  10. Grumbach K, Judson T, Desai M, Jain V, Lindan C, Doernberg SB, Holubar M. Association of Race/Ethnicity With Likeliness of COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Health Workers and the General Population in the San Francisco Bay Area. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 07 01; 181(7):1008-1011.  View on PubMed
  11. Ganeshan S, Humphreys J, Judson T. Reimagining the inpatient palliative care consult: lessons from COVID-19. Am J Manag Care. 2021 07 01; 27(7):e215-e217.  View on PubMed
  12. Judson TJ, Odisho AY, Young JJ, Bigazzi O, Steuer D, Gonzales R, Neinstein AB. Implementation of a digital chatbot to screen health system employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 07 01; 27(9):1450-1455.  View on PubMed
  13. Judson T, Gonzales R. Patient Portal Reminders-Easy but Ineffective. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 07 01; 180(7):971-972.  View on PubMed
  14. Judson TJ, Odisho AY, Neinstein AB, Chao J, Williams A, Miller C, Moriarty T, Gleason N, Intinarelli G, Gonzales R. Rapid design and implementation of an integrated patient self-triage and self-scheduling tool for COVID-19. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 06 01; 27(6):860-866.  View on PubMed
  15. Judson TJ, Press MJ, Detsky AS. The Decline of Comprehensiveness and the Path to Restoring It. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 05; 35(5):1582-1583.  View on PubMed
  16. Wachter RM, Judson TJ, Mourad M. Reimagining Specialty Consultation in the Digital Age: The Potential Role of Targeted Automatic Electronic Consultations. JAMA. 2019 Aug 06; 322(5):399-400.  View on PubMed
  17. Judson TJ, Dhruva SS, Redberg RF. Evaluation of technologies approved for supplemental payments in the United States. BMJ. 2019 06 17; 365:l2190.  View on PubMed
  18. Judson TJ, Press MJ, Detsky AS. Saving without compromising: Teaching trainees to safely provide high value care. Healthc (Amst). 2019 Mar; 7(1):4-6.  View on PubMed
  19. Judson TJ, Beach LY, Soni K. The Troponin Cascade: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 08 01; 177(8):1193-1194.  View on PubMed
  20. Judson TJ, Volpp KG, Detsky AS. Consequences of Influencing Physician Behavior--Reply. JAMA. 2016 Jun 07; 315(21):2351.  View on PubMed

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