Laura Gottlieb, MD

Associate Professor
Family Community Medicine
+1 415 509-8976

Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. A former National Health Services Scholar and safety-net family physician with fellowship training in social determinants of health, Dr. Gottlieb now serves as Principal Investigator on multiple quantitative and qualitative projects examining the integration of social and medical care services. These projects range from large randomized trials on specific interventions undertaken in clinical settings to projects that explore the scope of this rapidly evolving field, including by characterizing the payment, technology, and workforce foundation for care integration. She is the founding director of the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN), a national research acceleration and translation institute supported by Kaiser Permanente and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that brings together researchers across the U.S. to synthesize, disseminate, and catalyze research at the intersection of social and medical care. Dr. Gottlieb also is Associate Director of the Robert Wood Johnson National Program Office Evidence for Action grants program based at UCSF. She completed her MD at Harvard Medical School, and both her MPH and residency training at the University of Washington. Dr. Gottlieb is affiliated with the UCSF Center for Health and Community.


Perspectives from the Society for Pediatric Research: interventions targeting social needs in pediatric clinical care.

Pediatric research

Beck AF, Cohen AJ, Colvin JD, Fichtenberg CM, Fleegler EW, Garg A, Gottlieb LM, Pantell MS, Sandel MT, Schickedanz A, Kahn RS

Advancing Social Prescribing with Implementation Science.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM

Gottlieb L, Cottrell EK, Park B, Clark KD, Gold R, Fichtenberg C

Neighborhood Child Opportunity and Individual-Level Pediatric Acute Care Use and Diagnoses.


Kersten EE, Adler NE, Gottlieb L, Jutte DP, Robinson S, Roundfield K, LeWinn KZ

Are acute care settings amenable to addressing patient social needs: A sub-group analysis.

The American journal of emergency medicine

Gottlieb L, Hessler D, Long D, Laves E, Burns A, Amaya A, Schudel C, Sweeney P, Adler N

Social Prescribing in the U.S. and England: Emerging Interventions to Address Patients' Social Needs.

American journal of preventive medicine

Alderwick HAJ, Gottlieb LM, Fichtenberg CM, Adler NE

Regional Variation in Standardized Costs of Care at Children's Hospitals.

Journal of hospital medicine

Jonas JA, Shah SS, Zaniletti I, Hall M, Colvin JD, Gottlieb LM, Sills MR, Bettenhausen J, Morse RB, Macy ML, Fieldston ES

ICD Social Codes: An Underutilized Resource for Tracking Social Needs.

Medical care

Torres JM, Lawlor J, Colvin JD, Sills MR, Bettenhausen JL, Davidson A, Cutler GJ, Hall M, Gottlieb LM

A Systematic Review of Interventions on Patients' Social and Economic Needs.

American journal of preventive medicine

Gottlieb LM, Wing H, Adler NE

Adding Social Determinant Data Changes Children's Hospitals' Readmissions Performance.

The Journal of pediatrics

Sills MR, Hall M, Cutler GJ, Colvin JD, Gottlieb LM, Macy ML, Bettenhausen JL, Morse RB, Fieldston ES, Raphael JL, Auger KA, Shah SS

National Academy of Medicine Social and Behavioral Measures: Associations With Self-Reported Health.

American journal of preventive medicine

Prather AA, Gottlieb LM, Giuse NB, Koonce TY, Kusnoor SV, Stead WW, Adler NE

Understanding Medicaid Managed Care Investments in Members' Social Determinants of Health.

Population health management

Gottlieb L, Ackerman S, Wing H, Manchanda R

Screening for Social Determinants of Health.


Gottlieb L, Fichtenberg C, Adler N

Evaluating the Accountable Health Communities Demonstration Project.

Journal of general internal medicine

Gottlieb L, Colvin JD, Fleegler E, Hessler D, Garg A, Adler N

Effects of Social Needs Screening and In-Person Service Navigation on Child Health: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA pediatrics

Gottlieb LM, Hessler D, Long D, Laves E, Burns AR, Amaya A, Sweeney P, Schudel C, Adler NE

Financial Loss for Inpatient Care of Medicaid-Insured Children.

JAMA pediatrics

Colvin JD, Hall M, Berry JG, Gottlieb LM, Bettenhausen JL, Shah SS, Fieldston ES, Conway PH, Chung PJ

Integrating Social And Medical Data To Improve Population Health: Opportunities And Barriers.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Gottlieb L, Tobey R, Cantor J, Hessler D, Adler NE

Institute of Medicine Measures of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health: A Feasibility Study.

American journal of preventive medicine

Giuse NB, Koonce TY, Kusnoor SV, Prather AA, Gottlieb LM, Huang LC, Phillips SE, Shyr Y, Adler NE, Stead WW

States' Influences on Medicaid Investments to Address Patients' Social Needs.

American journal of preventive medicine

Gottlieb LM, Quiñones-Rivera A, Manchanda R, Wing H, Ackerman S

Clinical interventions addressing nonmedical health determinants in Medicaid managed care.

The American journal of managed care

Gottlieb LM, Garcia K, Wing H, Manchanda R

Association of Social Determinants With Children's Hospitals' Preventable Readmissions Performance.

JAMA pediatrics

Sills MR, Hall M, Colvin JD, Macy ML, Cutler GJ, Bettenhausen JL, Morse RB, Auger KA, Raphael JL, Gottlieb LM, Fieldston ES, Shah SS

Challenges to an integrated population health research agenda: Targets, scale, tradeoffs and timing.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Gottlieb L, Glymour MM, Kersten E, Taing E, Hagan E, Vlahov D, Adler NE

A randomized trial on screening for social determinants of health: the iScreen study.


Gottlieb L, Hessler D, Long D, Amaya A, Adler N

Prevalence and predictors of return visits to pediatric emergency departments.

Journal of hospital medicine

Akenroye AT, Thurm CW, Neuman MI, Alpern ER, Srivastava G, Spencer SP, Simon HK, Tejedor-Sojo J, Gosdin CH, Brennan E, Gottlieb LM, Gay JC, McClead RE, Shah SS, Stack AM

Moving electronic medical records upstream: incorporating social determinants of health.

American journal of preventive medicine

Gottlieb LM, Tirozzi KJ, Manchanda R, Burns AR, Sandel MT

The social determinants of health: it's time to consider the causes of the causes.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Braveman P, Gottlieb L

Re: Journal of the American Board Of Family Medicine issue on communities of solution.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM

Burns A, Gottlieb LM

Socioeconomic status and in-hospital pediatric mortality.


Colvin JD, Zaniletti I, Fieldston ES, Gottlieb LM, Raphael JL, Hall M, Cowden JD, Shah SS

Health impact assessment: necessary but not sufficient for healthy public policy.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Gottlieb LM, Fielding JE, Braveman PA

Do medical professionalism and medical education involve commitments to political advocacy?

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Gottlieb LM, Johnson BM

Depressive symptoms and their social contexts: a qualitative systematic literature review of contextual interventions.

The International journal of social psychiatry

Gottlieb L, Waitzkin H, Miranda J

Learning from Alma Ata: the medical home and comprehensive primary health care.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM

Gottlieb LM

Protective association between neighborhood walkability and depression in older men.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Berke EM, Gottlieb LM, Moudon AV, Larson EB