Diane Rittenhouse, MD, MPH

Assoc. Professor in Residence
Family Community Medicine
+1 415 514-9249

Diane Rittenhouse, MD, MPH is Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Rittenhouse’s principal research interest lies at the intersection of social policy and clinical quality with a particular focus on public health and primary care. She has received a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Rittenhouse was co-investigator for the National Study of Physician Practices funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was Principal Investigator for the evaluation of federal efforts to restore, expand and improve primary care services in Greater New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and for a qualitative study of the implementation of new models of primary care in the safety-net. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, on topics including innovations in primary care delivery and policies impacting the primary care workforce and delivery system. Dr. Rittenhouse has been invited to speak to members of the U.S. Congress on the role of the primary care in health reform.

In addition, Dr. Rittenhouse has been a leader in Health Systems/Health Policy curriculum development for the UCSF School of Medicine, and has received awards for her teaching and curriculum development work.

Dr. Rittenhouse received her MD from the University of California, Davis, and her Masters in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to her medical training she worked for both the California Statewide Office of Health Planning and Development and for the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in Washington, D.C.

Publications: 

Increased Health Information Technology Adoption and Use Among Small Primary Care Physician Practices Over Time: A National Cohort Study.

Annals of family medicine

Rittenhouse DR, Ramsay PP, Casalino LP, McClellan S, Kandel ZK, Shortell SM

Accountable Communities for Health: Data-Sharing Toolkit

Accountable Communities for Health: Data-Sharing Toolkit

Rittenhouse DR, Ament A, Shortell SM.

The Most Critical Health Care Issues for the Next President to Address.

Annals of internal medicine

Shortell SM, Rittenhouse D

The Use of Enhanced Appointment Access Strategies by Medical Practices.

Medical care

Rodriguez HP, Knox M, Hurley V, Rittenhouse DR, Shortell SM

A Longitudinal Study of Medical Practices' Treatment of Patients Who Use Tobacco.

American journal of preventive medicine

Ramsay PP, Shortell SM, Casalino LP, Rodriguez HP, Rittenhouse DR

Managing chronic illness: physician practices increased the use of care management and medical home processes.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Wiley JA, Rittenhouse DR, Shortell SM, Casalino LP, Ramsay PP, Bibi S, Ryan AM, Copeland KR, Alexander JA

Small primary care physician practices have low rates of preventable hospital admissions.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Casalino LP, Pesko MF, Ryan AM, Mendelsohn JL, Copeland KR, Ramsay PP, Sun X, Rittenhouse DR, Shortell SM

Independent practice associations and physician-hospital organizations can improve care management for smaller practices.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Casalino LP, Wu FM, Ryan AM, Copeland K, Rittenhouse DR, Ramsay PP, Shortell SM

Contrasting trajectories of change in primary care clinics: lessons from New Orleans safety net.

Annals of family medicine

Rittenhouse DR, Schmidt L, Wu K, Wiley J

When does adoption of health information technology by physician practices lead to use by physicians within the practice?

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

McClellan SR, Casalino LP, Shortell SM, Rittenhouse DR

Transforming primary care in the New Orleans safety-net: the patient experience.

Medical care

Schmidt LA, Rittenhouse DR, Wu KJ, Wiley JA

The cultural complexity of medical groups.

Health care management review

Nembhard IM, Singer SJ, Shortell SM, Rittenhouse D, Casalino LP

The patient-centered medical home and patient experience.

Health services research

Martsolf GR, Alexander JA, Shi Y, Casalino LP, Rittenhouse DR, Scanlon DP, Shortell SM

The un-managed system of Medicare referrals.

Journal of general internal medicine

Chen AH, Rittenhouse D

Small and medium-size physician practices use few patient-centered medical home processes.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Rittenhouse DR, Casalino LP, Shortell SM, McClellan SR, Gillies RR, Alexander JA, Drum ML

Adoption of policies to treat tobacco dependence in U.S. medical groups.

American journal of preventive medicine

McMenamin SB, Bellows NM, Halpin HA, Rittenhouse DR, Casalino LP, Shortell SM

Relationship between quality improvement processes and clinical performance.

The American journal of managed care

Damberg CL, Shortell SM, Raube K, Gillies RR, Rittenhouse D, McCurdy RK, Casalino LP, Adams J

Developing a policy-relevant research agenda for the patient-centered medical home: a focus on outcomes.

Journal of general internal medicine

Rittenhouse DR, Thom DH, Schmittdiel JA

Specialist physician practices as patient-centered medical homes.

The New England journal of medicine

Casalino LP, Rittenhouse DR, Gillies RR, Shortell SM

Title VII is critical to the community health center and National Health Service Corps workforce.

American family physician

Harrison B, Rittenhouse DR, Phillips RL, Grumbach K, Bazemore AW, Dodoo MS

Improving chronic illness care: findings from a national study of care management processes in large physician practices.

Medical care research and review : MCRR

Rittenhouse DR, Shortell SM, Gillies RR, Casalino LP, Robinson JC, McCurdy RK, Siddique J

Primary care and accountable care--two essential elements of delivery-system reform.

The New England journal of medicine

Rittenhouse DR, Shortell SM, Fisher ES

Improving chronic illness care: a longitudinal cohort analysis of large physician organizations.

Medical care

Shortell SM, Gillies R, Siddique J, Casalino LP, Rittenhouse D, Robinson JC, McCurdy RK

Financial incentives, quality improvement programs, and the adoption of clinical information technology.

Medical care

Robinson JC, Casalino LP, Gillies RR, Rittenhouse DR, Shortell SS, Fernandes-Taylor S

Quality-based payment for medical groups and individual physicians.

Inquiry : a journal of medical care organization, provision and financing

Robinson JC, Shortell SM, Rittenhouse DR, Fernandes-Taylor S, Gillies RR, Casalino LP

Measuring the medical home infrastructure in large medical groups.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Rittenhouse DR, Casalino LP, Gillies RR, Shortell SM, Lau B

Impact of Title VII training programs on community health center staffing and national health service corps participation.

Annals of family medicine

Rittenhouse DR, Fryer GE, Phillips RL, Miyoshi T, Nielsen C, Goodman DC, Grumbach K

Physician organization and care management in California: from cottage to Kaiser.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Rittenhouse DR, Grumbach K, O'Neil EH, Dower C, Bindman A

No exit: an evaluation of measures of physician attrition.

Health services research

Rittenhouse DR, Mertz E, Keane D, Grumbach K

Do required preclinical courses with family physicians encourage interest in family medicine?

Family medicine

Hill-Sakurai LE, Schillinger E, Rittenhouse DR, Fahrenbach R, Hudes ES, LeBaron S, Shore WB, Hearst N

Improving timely access to primary care: case studies of the advanced access model.

JAMA

Murray M, Bodenheimer T, Rittenhouse D, Grumbach K