San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Research Network

 A partnership of community clinicians, practices, and UCSF

The San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Research Network (SFBayCRN) is UCSF's primary care practice-based research network. SFBayCRN's mission is to facilitate mutually beneficial practice-based research partnerships between UCSF researchers and community-based primary care organizations, practices, and clinicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. A unifying goal of our network is to support the development and dissemination of practice-based evidence to improve clinical practices and health outcomes in diverse communities. Our members include community-based clinicians, practices, health care organizations, and UCSF faculty.

The SFBayCRN provides consultation services to members at all stages of the practice-based research process, including practice-based research design, practice recruitment, and study implementation. Consultation meetings can be provided by phone, in person at UCSF, or in the community.

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To learn more about SFBayCRN, how you or your organization can become a member, or to obtain assistance with your practice-based research proposals and projects, please contact us:

SFBayCRN is part of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute's Community Engagement and Health Policy (CE&HP) Program and works closely with UCSF's Center for Community Engagement.

Learn about Practice-Based Research at UCSF and in Diverse Communities

We have developed useful informational materials for clinicians and researchers interested in practice-based research. SFBayCRN is a contributor to the AHRQ Practice-Based Research Network Resource Center. We collaborate with several other UCSF-affiliated groups with a focus on practice improvement and practice-based research:​ Center for Excellence in Primary Care (CEPC) & Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP).

Missed an Event? View archived recordings below! 

SFBayCRN/IMPACT Annual Meeting 2023:  "Reimagining Community Research Partnerships in a World Transformed by COVID-19"

Digital agenda with video of recorded sessions.

Digital poster Session.

COVID 19 Webinar Series 2021-2022

Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: Lessons Learned in SF Bay Area School and Clinic-Based Settings. Saun-Toy Trotter, LMFT and David Hoskins, Psy.D., M.A.S. June 26, 2022.

Treating Long Covid in Community-Based Settings. Lekshmi Santhosh, M.D., M.A.Ed. April 26, 2002.

COVID 19 in California Safety Net Settings. Learning from the Experiences of Primary Care Clinicians and their Patients Rebecca Etz, Ph.D January 25, 2022.

SFBayCRN Annual Meeting 2020: "Practice-Based Research in a Changing World: Building Capacity to Address the Urgent Needs of Diverse Communities"

SFBayCRN’s 1st virtual meeting featuring speakers from UCSF and local health systems discussing how COVID-19 and the recognition of structural racism are shaping their current and future health care priorities and research.   Morning Session Recording     Afternoon Session Recording     view downloadable posters.

SFBayCRN Annual Meeting 2019: "Building Capacity to Address the Health Needs of Diverse Communities"

Digital Posters and Agenda

SFBayCRN Steering Committee Members

The SFBayCRN steering committee includes faculty from the UCSF Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy, as well as community based clinicians and leaders of community-based healthcare organizations.

  • Anna Chang, MD, CPI, Medical Director, John Muir Physician Network Clinical Research Center
  • Lisa Berens, DDS, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor, Preventative & Restorative Dental Sciences, UCSF
  • Emilia De Marchis, MD, Assistant Professor, Family Community Medicine
  • Kevin Grumbach, MD, Professor and Chair of Family & Community Medicine, UCSF
  • Danielle Hessler-Jones, PhD, Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine, UCSF
  • Leah Karliner, MD, Professor in Residence of Medicine, UCSF
  • Lenard Lesser, MD, MSHS, Clinical Research Lead, One Medical Group
  • Dayna Long, MD, Medical Director, Center for Community Health and Engagement, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
  • Mijung Park, PhD, MPH, RN, Associate Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
  • Jyu-Lin Chen, RN, PhD, FAAN, Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
  • Anthony Perez, PharmD, Regional Healthcare Director, Walgreens
  • Rajiv Pramanik, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Contra Costa Health Systems 
  • George Taylor, DMD, MPH, DrPH, Professor, Preventative & Restorative Dental Sciences, UCSF
  • Crystal Zhou, PharmD, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF

Selected SFBayCRN Research Publications