San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Research Network (SFBayCRN)

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.


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.

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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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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 Steering Committee

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.

Steering Committee Members:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Jack Westfall, MD, MPH, Director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, Academy of Family Physicians