Elizabeth Ozer, PhD

Professor
Pediatrics
+1 415 502-4851

Elizabeth Ozer is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, SF (UCSF), Co-Director of Research Training in Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, and Director of Research & Evaluation for the Office of Diversity and Outreach at UCSF. Dr. Ozer is a psychologist whose research has focused primarily on the health of adolescents, young adults, and women. She has served as either Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator of multiple U.S. federally funded grants focused on decreasing adolescent risky behavior through improving the care provided by the health care system and the primary care provider. This research has tested models for increasing the screening and counseling of adolescents in primary care as well as evaluated the effect of provider screening and counseling on adolescent behavior across multiple health risk areas. Recent Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and National Science Foundation funded research has explored ways that technology can be incorporated into successful models of prevention for teenagers, with a current transdisciplinary collaboration with computer scientists to design, implement, and investigate a self-adaptive personalized behavior change system for adolescent preventive health (with a focus on reducing adolescent alcohol use).

In addition to intervention research, Dr. Ozer and colleagues have examined ethnic/racial disparities in the delivery of preventive services, rates of screening for depression in primary care, and trends in depression, nutrition, and physical activity screening. Extending beyond the adolescent age-group, recent work has emphasized young adult preventive health care. Dr. Ozer is currently PI of a Maternal & Child Health (MCHB) funded Adolescent/Young Adult Health Network with a focus on developing a national transdisciplinary research agenda for adolescent and young adult health and to translate research into practice.

Dr. Ozer is Chair of the University of California System-Wide Committee on the Status of Women; and a member of the UCSF Advisory Committee on the Status of Women and the Campus Council on Faculty Life. In 2007, she served as a visiting professor at the University of Melbourne.

UA6MC27378
Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
MCHB
Dates: 09/01/14-08/31/17
MCH Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network (AYAH-RN)

IIS- 1344670
Role: Principal Investigator (PI)
(Collaborating PI at NC State)
National Science Foundation
Dates: 10/01/13-09/30/17
Title: SCH INT: Collaborative Research: A Self-Adaptive Personalized Behavior Change System for Adolescent Preventive Healthcare

1255695 - PI
National Science Foundation
Dates: 2012-2015
Title: EAGER: Adolescents Learning Coping Skills and Problem Solving Using an Interactive Graphic Novel

Publications: 

Research on Clinical Preventive Services for Adolescents and Young Adults: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Harris SK, Aalsma MC, Weitzman ER, Garcia-Huidobro D, Wong C, Hadland SE, Santelli J, Park MJ, Ozer EM

Teen Preferences for Clinic-Based Behavior Screens: Who, Where, When, and How?

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Jasik CB, Berna M, Martin M, Ozer EM

Dream Teens: Adolescents-Led Participatory Project in Portugal in the Context of the Economic Recession.

Health promotion practice

Frasquilho D, Ozer EJ, Ozer EM, Branquinho C, Camacho I, Reis M, Tomé G, Santos T, Gomes P, Cruz J, Ramiro L, Gaspar T, Simões C, Piatt AA, Holsen I, Gaspar de Matos M

Responding to Young People's Health Risks in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomised Trial of Training Clinicians in Screening and Motivational Interviewing.

PloS one

Sanci L, Chondros P, Sawyer S, Pirkis J, Ozer E, Hegarty K, Yang F, Grabsch B, Shiell A, Cahill H, Ambresin AE, Patterson E, Patton G

Implementing a brief evidence-based HIV intervention: a mixed methods examination of compliance fidelity.

Translational behavioral medicine

Dolcini MM, Catania JA, Gandelman A, Ozer EM

Functions of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents and young adults with Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms.

Psychiatry research

Sadeh N, Londahl-Shaller EA, Piatigorsky A, Fordwood S, Stuart BK, McNiel DE, Klonsky ED, Ozer EM, Yaeger AM

Seizing the opportunity: improving young adult preventive health care.

Adolescent medicine: state of the art reviews

Ozer EM, Scott JT, Brindis CD

Receipt of preventive health services in young adults.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Lau JS, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Ozer EM

Adolescence and the social determinants of health.

Lancet (London, England)

Viner RM, Ozer EM, Denny S, Marmot M, Resnick M, Fatusi A, Currie C

Young adult preventive health care guidelines: there but can't be found.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Ozer EM, Urquhart JT, Brindis CD, Park MJ, Irwin CE

The association of BMI status with adolescent preventive screening.

Pediatrics

Jasik CB, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Ozer E

Does delivering preventive services in primary care reduce adolescent risky behavior?

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Ozer EM, Adams SH, Orrell-Valente JK, Wibbelsman CJ, Lustig JL, Millstein SG, Garber AK, Irwin CE

Are adolescents being screened for emotional distress in primary care?

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Ozer EM, Zahnd EG, Adams SH, Husting SR, Wibbelsman CJ, Norman KP, Smiga SM

Adolescent preventive services: rates and disparities in preventive health topics covered during routine medical care in a California sample.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Adams SH, Husting S, Zahnd E, Ozer EM

Increasing clinician self-efficacy for screening and counseling adolescents for risky health behaviors: results of an intervention.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Buckelew SM, Adams SH, Irwin CE, Gee S, Ozer EM

The adolescent primary care visit: time to build on strengths.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Ozer EM

Increasing the screening and counseling of adolescents for risky health behaviors: a primary care intervention.

Pediatrics

Ozer EM, Adams SH, Lustig JL, Gee S, Garber AK, Gardner LR, Rehbein M, Addison L, Irwin CE

Provider self-efficacy and the screening of adolescents for risky health behaviors.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Ozer EM, Adams SH, Gardner LR, Mailloux DE, Wibbelsman CJ, Irwin CE

Can it be done? Implementing adolescent clinical preventive services.

Health services research

Ozer EM, Adams SH, Lustig JL, Millstein SG, Camfield K, El-Diwany S, Volpe S, Irwin CE

Perceived self-efficacy for performing key physician-faculty functions--a baseline assessment of participants in a one-year faculty development program.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Sommers PS, Muller JH, Ozer EM, Chu PW

Improving the delivery of adolescent clinical preventive services through skills-based training.

Pediatrics

Lustig JL, Ozer EM, Adams SH, Wibbelsman CJ, Fuster CD, Bonar RW, Irwin CE

The faculty self-efficacy scale: a tool for evaluating faculty development interventions.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Sommers PS, Muller JH, Ozer EM

Preventive services in a health maintenance organization: how well do pediatricians screen and educate adolescent patients?

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Halpern-Felsher BL, Ozer EM, Millstein SG, Wibbelsman CJ, Fuster CD, Elster AB, Irwin CE

Does child care involvement increase or decrease distress among dual-earner couples?

Women's health (Hillsdale, N.J.)

Ozer EM, Barnett RC, Brennan RT, Sperling J

Women and health: in search of a paradigm.

Women's health (Hillsdale, N.J.)

Chesney MA, Ozer EM