University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Michael B. Potter, MD

Michael B. Potter, MD

Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Control

Research Summary

I am director of the San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Research Network (SFBayCRN) and Associate Director for Practice-Based Research in the CTSI Community Engagement Program. SFBayCRN is UCSF's primary healthcare practice based research network, with participation from the UCSF Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. SFBayCRN includes a network of over 1,000 clinicians working in over 100 clinical sites in the nine Bay Area counties, and has provided research design consultation and practice recruitment services for multiple federally funded studies in the five years. SFBayCRN has also contributed to the new and growing literature on strategies to increase research participation in PBRN’s. Most recently, SFBay CRN has been working with a subgroup of members to test the feasibility of using electronic health record data for regional collaborative quality improvement initiatives, to identify potentially eligible study participants, and conduct practice-based translational research. My own research has focused on practice-level interventions to increase access to cancer screening and to improve self-management of chronic health conditions. As director of SFBayCRN, my chief role has been to oversee development of our membership and consultation service, and this role will expand over the next five years with our new and evolving agenda in systems-based participatory research within diverse practice settings, and renewed emphasis on translation of evidence-based interventions into widespread clinical practice.

Education

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, A.B., 1980-84, Biochemical Sciences
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, M.D., 1986-90, Medicine
San Francisco General Hospital -UCSF, Resident, 1990-93, Family Practice


Professional Experience

  • 1984-1986
    Public Health Consultant, Management Sciences for Health, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 1994-2002
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, UCSF
  • 2002-2006
    Associate Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, UCSF
  • 2006-2008
    Associate Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine, UCSF
  • 2008-present
    Professor, Clinical Family and Community Medicine, UCSF
  • 2000-2010
    Consultant, Consumer Health Interactive, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 1984
    Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College
  • 1987
    Paul Dudley White Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
  • 1994
    Julius Krevans Award for Clinical Excellence as an Intern
  • 1995, 1996
    UCSF Student Homeless Clinic Certificates of Appreciation
  • 1998, 1999
    UCSF "MedTeach" Awards for Precepting Medical Students
  • 2001
    UCSF Kaiser Teaching Award Nominee
  • 2003-2013
    Listed in "Best Doctors"
  • 2007
    Genentech Best Poster Award, Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium
  • 2008
    Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
  • 2013
    Annual Laurel for Innovative Programs from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Selected Publications

  1. PERNILLE H. KJAER, MANSI DEDHIA, JOSÉ PARRA, LAWRENCE FISHER, MICHAEL B. POTTER, NIELS EJSKJAER, SOREN E. SKOVLUND, DANIELLE M. HESSLER. 824-P: Quality of Behavior Change Action Plans Created in Primary Care Settings as a Tool for Patient Involvement in Type 2 Diabetes Care. Diabetes. 2020 Jun 1; 69(Supplement 1):824-p.
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  2. de Almeida SM, Ribeiro CE, Tang B, de Pereira AP, Rotta I, Vaida F, Letendre S, Potter M, Ellis RJ. Neurocytoskeleton proteins in cerebrospinal fluid of people with HIV-1 subtypes B and C. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Apr 27.
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  3. Hankins JS, Shah N, DiMartino L, Brambrilla D, Fernandez ME, Gibson RW, Gordeuk VR, Lottenberg R, Kutlar A, Melvin C, Simon J, Wun T, Treadwell M, Calhoun C, Baumann A, Potter MB, Klesges L, Bosworth H. Integration of Mobile Health Into Sickle Cell Disease Care to Increase Hydroxyurea Utilization: Efficacy and Implementation Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Apr 07.
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  4. Remes-Troche JM, Hinojosa-Garza G, Espinosa-Tamez P, Meixueiro-Daza A, Grube-Pagola P, Van Loon K, Potter MB, Lajous M. Faecal immunochemical test-based colorectal cancer screening in Mexico: an initial experience. Fam Pract. 2020 Jan 21.
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  5. Walsh J, Potter M, Salazar R, Ozer E, Gildengorin G, Dass N, Green L. PreView: a Randomized Trial of a Multi-site Intervention in Diverse Primary Care to Increase Rates of Age-Appropriate Cancer Screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Feb; 35(2):449-456.
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  6. Sharma AE, Huang B, Knox M, Willard-Grace R, Potter MB. Patient Engagement in Community Health Center Leadership: How Does it Happen? J Community Health. 2018 12; 43(6):1069-1074.
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  7. Selby K, Michel M, Gildengorin G, Karliner L, Pramanik R, Fontil V, Potter MB. Disparities in Hypertension Control Across and Within Three Health Systems Participating in a Data-Sharing Collaborative. J Am Board Fam Med. 2018 Nov-Dec; 31(6):897-904.
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  8. Sharma AE, Knox M, Peterson LE, Willard-Grace R, Grumbach K, Potter MB. How Is Family Medicine Engaging Patients at the Practice-Level?: A National Sample of Family Physicians. J Am Board Fam Med. 2018 Sep-Oct; 31(5):733-742.
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  9. Hessler DM, Fisher L, Polonsky WH, Bowyer V, Potter M. Motivation and attitudes toward changing health (MATCH): A new patient-reported measure to inform clinical conversations. J Diabetes Complications. 2018 Jul; 32(7):665-669.
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  10. Hiatt RA, Sibley A, Fejerman L, Glantz S, Nguyen T, Pasick R, Palmer N, Perkins A, Potter MB, Somsouk M, Vargas RA, van 't Veer LJ, Ashworth A. The San Francisco Cancer Initiative: A Community Effort To Reduce The Population Burden Of Cancer. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 01; 37(1):54-61.
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  11. Fisher L, Polonsky WH, Hessler D, Potter MB. A practical framework for encouraging and supporting positive behaviour change in diabetes. Diabet Med. 2017 12; 34(12):1658-1666.
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  12. Bacon O, Gonzalez R, Andrew E, Potter MB, Iñiguez JR, Cohen SE, Liu AY, Fuchs JD. Brief Report: Informing Strategies to Build PrEP Capacity Among San Francisco Bay Area Clinicians. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Feb 01; 74(2):175-179.
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  13. Sharma AE, Willard-Grace R, Willis A, Zieve O, Dubé K, Parker C, Potter MB. "How Can We Talk about Patient-centered Care without Patients at the Table?" Lessons Learned from Patient Advisory Councils. J Am Board Fam Med. 2016 11 12; 29(6):775-784.
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  14. Dooley D, Moultrie NM, Heckman B, Gansky SA, Potter MB, Walsh MM. Oral Health Prevention and Toddler Well-Child Care: Routine Integration in a Safety Net System. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1).
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  15. Jamé S, Wittenberg E, Potter MB, Fleischmann KE. The new lipid guidelines: what do primary care clinicians think? Am J Med. 2015 Aug; 128(8):914.e5-914.e10.
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  16. Spears W, Tsoh JY, Potter MB, Weller N, Brown AE, Campbell-Voytal K, Getrich CM, Sussman AL, Pascoe J, Neale AV. Use of community engagement strategies to increase research participation in practice-based research networks (PBRNs). J Am Board Fam Med. 2014 Nov-Dec; 27(6):763-71.
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  17. Walsh JM, Potter MB, Arora M, Gildegorin G, Terdiman J. A workplace colorectal cancer screening program in firefighters: lessons learned. Occup Med (Lond). 2014 Jun; 64(4):255-8.
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  18. Doss EL, Potter MB, Chang DF. Awareness of intraoperative floppy-iris syndrome among primary care physicians. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2014 Apr; 40(4):679-80.
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  19. Getrich CM, Sussman AL, Campbell-Voytal K, Tsoh JY, Williams RL, Brown AE, Potter MB, Spears W, Weller N, Pascoe J, Schwartz K, Neale AV. Cultivating a cycle of trust with diverse communities in practice-based research: a report from PRIME Net. Ann Fam Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 11(6):550-8.
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  20. Sarfaty M, Doroshenk M, Hotz J, Brooks D, Hayashi S, Davis TC, Joseph D, Stevens D, Weaver DL, Potter MB, Wender R. Strategies for expanding colorectal cancer screening at community health centers. CA Cancer J Clin. 2013 Jul-Aug; 63(4):221-31.
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