Steve Schroeder, MD

PROF IN RES-HCOMP
Medicine
+1 415 502-1881

Dr. Schroeder is Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, UCSF, where he also heads the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center. The Center, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Truth Initiative, works with leaders of more than 80 American health professional organizations and health care institutions to increase the cessation rate for smokers. It has expanded the types of clinician groups that support cessation, developed an alternative cessation message (Ask, Advise, Refer), created new ways to market toll-free telephone quit lines, and engaged the mental health and addictions treatment community for the first time. The Center's current work is focused especially on how to reduce the huge health burden from smoking that falls upon those with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse disorders. SCLC works collaboratively with SAMHSA, HRSA, the CDC, and multiple health professional groups to provide technical assistance to help strengthen smoking cessation capabilities. The Center has also facilitated summit meetings involving 18 states that conduct tobacco cessation summits enabling states to achieve targeted reductions in smoking rates among behavioral health populations.

Between 1990 and 2002, Dr. Schroeder was President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. During that time the Foundation made grant expenditures of almost $4 billion in pursuit of its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans. It developed new programs in substance abuse prevention and treatment, care at the end of life, and health insurance expansion for children, among others. Dr. Schroeder graduated with honors from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at the Harvard Medical Service of Boston City Hospital and in epidemiology as an EIS Officer of the CDC. He held faculty appointments at Harvard, George Washington, and UCSF. At both George Washington and UCSF he was the founding medical director of a university-sponsored HMO, and at UCSF he founded its division of general internal medicine. He is a director of, the Marin General Hospital, the Marin Community Foundation, Mathematica Policy Research, and the Robina Foundation, and former member of the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine (for 19 years) and former chair of the Health Care Services Board of the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine). He formerly chaired the American Legacy Foundation (now Truth Initiative), was a Council member of the Institute of Medicine, an Overseer of Harvard, President, the Harvard Medical Alumni Association, and director of the James Irvine Foundation. In 2014 he was named a public member of the Congressionally-mandated federal Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health. He has won numerous awards, including six honorary doctoral degrees and the Gustav O. Leinhard Award from the National Academy of Medicine. He and his wife Sally live in Tiburon, CA. They have two physician sons and four grandchildren.

Publications: 

Epilogue to the special issue on co-occurrence of substance use and tobacco.

The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse

Schroeder SA

An Industry/Academia Collaborative to Support Smoking-Cessation Grants.

American journal of preventive medicine

Jensen TP, Hennein RT, Saucedo CB, Clark BM, Waldrop JA, Schroeder SA

The effectiveness of tobacco control policies on vulnerable populations in the USA: a review.

Postgraduate medical journal

Vijayaraghavan M, Schroeder SA, Kushel M

Changes in Smoking Intensity Over Time by Birth Cohort and by Latino National Background, 1997-2014.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Rodriquez EJ, Oh SS, Pérez-Stable EJ, Schroeder SA

Social Justice as the Moral Core of Family Medicine: A Perspective from the Keystone IV Conference.

Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM

Schroeder SA

Commentary on a smoke-free medical campus in Jerusalem: data for action.

Israel journal of health policy research

Schroeder SA

Smoking cessation should be an integral part of serious mental illness treatment.

World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

Schroeder SA

Southern Medical Students' Views on Medicaid Expansion.

JAMA internal medicine

Cullen EB, Hauer KE, Eisenstein L, Boscardin CK, Schroeder SA

The facts are clear.

Addiction (Abingdon, England)

Schroeder S, Guydish J

Tobacco education in U.S. respiratory care programs.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Hudmon KS, Mark M, Livin AL, Corelli RL, Schroeder SA

Is it time for a tobacco-free military?

The New England journal of medicine

Smith EA, Jahnke SA, Poston WS, Williams LN, Haddock CK, Schroeder SA, Malone RE

From the sidelines to the frontline: how the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration embraced smoking cessation.

American journal of public health

Santhosh L, Meriwether M, Saucedo C, Reyes R, Cheng C, Clark B, Tipperman D, Schroeder SA

Physicians, politics, and health insurance expansion.

Journal of general internal medicine

Schroeder SA

Smoke, the chief killer--strategies for targeting combustible tobacco use.

The New England journal of medicine

Fiore MC, Schroeder SA, Baker TB

Adding value to relative-value units.

The New England journal of medicine

Stecker EC, Schroeder SA

Smoking-related mortality in the United States.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder S

Phasing out fee-for-service payment.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder SA, Frist W

Helping smokers quit around the time of surgery.

JAMA

Khullar D, Schroeder SA, Maa J

Does the moral arc of the universe really bend toward justice?

Journal of general internal medicine

Schroeder SA

The Joint Commission's new tobacco-cessation measures--will hospitals do the right thing?

The New England journal of medicine

Fiore MC, Goplerud E, Schroeder SA

An update about tobacco and cancer: what clinicians should know.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Schroeder SA

An online survey of tobacco use, intentions to quit, and cessation strategies among people living with bipolar disorder.

Bipolar disorders

Prochaska JJ, Reyes RS, Schroeder SA, Daniels AS, Doederlein A, Bergeson B

The kids will be all right (if they don't smoke).

American journal of preventive medicine

Schroeder SA

Don't forget tobacco.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder SA, Warner KE

National survey of U.S. health professionals' smoking prevalence, cessation practices, and beliefs.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Tong EK, Strouse R, Hall J, Kovac M, Schroeder SA

Simplicity sells: Making smoking cessation easier.

American journal of preventive medicine

Bonniot Saucedo C, Schroeder SA

What surgeons can do to reduce the impact of smoking on surgical outcomes.

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

Maa J, Warner D, Schroeder S

Refocusing the lens: patient safety in ambulatory chronic disease care.

Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources

Sarkar U, Wachter RM, Schroeder SA, Schillinger D

Moving forward in smoking cessation: issues for psychiatric nurses.

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Schroeder SA

Strategies to reduce tobacco use the role of state research.

American journal of preventive medicine

Schroeder SA

Health of the nation--coverage for all Americans.

The New England journal of medicine

Baker CD, Caplan A, Davis K, Dentzer S, Epstein AM, Frist B, Galvin RS, King-Shaw RJ, Lee TH, Oberlander JB, Rosenbaum S, Schroeder SA, Tuckson RV

Multifactorial intervention and mortality in type 2 diabetes.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder SA

Stranded in the periphery--the increasing marginalization of smokers.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder S

California dreamin'--state health care reform and the prospect for national change.

The New England journal of medicine

Isaacs SL, Schroeder SA

Role of smoking in U.S. CVD.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Schroeder SA

Trials that matter: varenicline: a designer drug to help smokers quit.

Annals of internal medicine

Schroeder SA, Sox HC

Should emergency physicians help smokers quit?

Annals of emergency medicine

Schroeder SA

An agenda to combat substance abuse.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Schroeder SA

Simplicity matters: using system-level changes to encourage clinician intervention in helping tobacco users quit.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Revell CC, Schroeder SA

The tobacco buyout and the FDA.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder SA

Class - the ignored determinant of the nation's health.

The New England journal of medicine

Isaacs SL, Schroeder SA

Tobacco control in the wake of the 1998 master settlement agreement.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder SA

The future of general internal medicine. Report and recommendations from the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Task Force on the Domain of General Internal Medicine.

Journal of general internal medicine

Larson EB, Fihn SD, Kirk LM, Levinson W, Loge RV, Reynolds E, Sandy L, Schroeder S, Wenger N, Williams M

Don't let medicine lose its soul!

The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha-Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha

Schroeder SA

Intensity, not prices.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Schroeder SA

Primary care in a new era: disillusion and dissolution?.

Annals of internal medicine

Sandy LG, Schroeder SA

Conflicting dispatches from the tobacco wars.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder SA

Primary care at a crossroads.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Schroeder SA

The changing dynamics of graduate medical education. Implications for decision-making.

The Western journal of medicine

Gerbert B, Showstack JA, Chapman SA, Schroeder SA

The role of changing clinical practices in the rising costs of hospital care.

The New England journal of medicine

Showstack JA, Stone MH, Schroeder SA

Reduction in medical-school class size.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder SA, Gerbert B, Showstack JA, Chapman S

Changes in the use of medical technologies, 1972-1977: a study of 10 inpatient diagnoses.

The New England journal of medicine

Showstack JA, Schroeder SA, Matsumoto MF

Frequency and clinical description of high-cost patients in 17 acute-care hospitals.

The New England journal of medicine

Schroeder SA, Showstack JA, Roberts HE

Merchandising cigarettes in pharmacies: a San Francisco survey.

American journal of public health

Schroeder SA, Showstack JA

Primary care in the academic medical centers: A report of a survey by the AAMC.

Journal of medical education

Schroeder SA, Werner SM, Piemme TE