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Publications and Presentations


Smith S, Thomas R, Cruz M, Griggs R, Moscato B, Ferrara A. Presence and characteristics of student-run free clinics in medical schools. JAMA. 2014 Dec 10;312(22):2407-10.

Soltani M, Smith S, Beck E, Johnson M. Universal Depression Screening, Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes at a Student-Run Free Clinic. Acad Psychiatry. 2014 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Smith SD, Yoon R, Johnson ML, Natarajan L, Beck E. The effect of involvement in a student-run free clinic project on attitudes toward the underserved and interest in primary care. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 May;25(2):877-89.

Smith SD, Marrone L, Gomez A, Johnson ML, Edland SD, Beck E. Clinical Outcomes of diabetic patients at a student-run free clinic project. Fam Med. 2014 Mar;46(3):198-203.

Chen W, Smith SD, Johnson ML, Natarajan L, Robillos E, Beck E. Measuring the overall quality of well-being of patients at student-run free clinics. Abstract published in Proceedings of the 2013 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2014;26(2);196-203.

Smith, S, Johnson, M, Rodriguez, N, Moutier, C, Beck, E. Medical Student Perceptions of the Educational Value of a Student-Run Free Clinic. Family Medicine, Oct. 2012, Volume 44. No. 9, pages 646-649.

Wortis N, Beck E, Donsky J. Health and the Community. Book Chapter in Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients. Principles, Practice and Populations, McGraw Hill, Lange: 2006, pages 159-165.

Beck, E. The UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project: Transdisciplinary Health Professional Education. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Undeserved, Volume 16, Number 2, May 2005, pages 207-219.

Beck E, The Core Content Review of Family Medicine, Question and Answer Booklet, Volume 36, No. 4, May 2005.

Beck, E; Wingard, D; Zúñiga ,M.L.; Heifetz, R; Gilbreath, S. Academic Medicine: Addressing the Health Needs of the Underserved: A National Faculty Development Program. Volume 83 (11) November 2008 pp 1094-1102.

O'Connor S, Ganiats T, Beck E, Kaplan R. Quality of Life in a Free Clinic. Abstract -Quality of Life Research, Volume 12, Issue 7, 2003

Beck E. Addressing the Health Needs of the Underserved. Bioethics Forum 15(2), Summer 1999, pgs. 31-35.


Service Learning and Cultural Competence, STFM 38TH Annual Conference on Medical Student Education, February 2-5, 2012, Long Beach, CA.

STFM 37th Annual Conference on Medical Education, January 20-23, Houston, TX.

Teaching Medical Students Core Philosophies, Critical Thinking and Lifelong Learning at a Student-Run Clinic. Poster presented at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Education Conference, 2011 January Houston, TX.

Commencement Speaker, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2011.

White Coat Ceremony Keynote Speaker-AT Still School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011.

Commencement Speaker, Northwestern School of Chiropractic, Minneapolis, St. Paul.

Invited Speaker-First National Student Conference on Integrative Medicine, UCLA, 2011.

Integrating PCMH Concepts into Medical Student Education: Experience and Examples from a Free Clinic Project. Presented at the 43rd STFM Annual Spring Conference, 2010 April 27, Vancouver, Canada

Student-Run Free Clinics, Plenary keynote speaker at the University of Texas Health Center for Humanities and Ethics Community Service Learning Day, 2010 April 7. San Antonio, TX.

Impact of a Transdisciplinary Medical Home for Underserved Patients at a Student-Run Free Clinic. Poster presented at the STFM 36 Annual Predoctoral Education Conference. 2010 January 29, Jacksonville, FL

Outcomes of Addressing the Health Needs of the Underserved Faculty Development Program. Presented at the STFM 36 Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, 2010 January 29, Jacksonville, FL.

Starting a Student-Run Free Clinic. Presented at the Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference, 2010. January 30. Jacksonville, FL.

Funding your Clinic: Grant-Writing, Fund-Raising, Donors, and Institutional Support. Presented at the Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference, Saturday 2010 January 30. Jacksonville, FL.

Faculty Development Leadership Training and Fellowship in Underserved Health Care: Learnings, Outcomes and Next Steps. 43rd STFM Annual Spring Conference, April 27, 2010, Vancouver, Canada

Effect of Free clinic Involvement on Medical Student Attitudes Toward Treatment of the Underserved, STFM 36 Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, January 29, 2010, Jacksonville, FL.

The Key to the Medical Home. Presented at the Collaborative Family HealthCare Assoc. 10th Annual Conference. 2008 November 6-8. Denver, CO.

Renewing Ourselves. Presented at the National Summit of Clinicians for Healthcare Justice. 2008 October 23-24. Washington, DC.

Guest Panel: Advocacy and Practice, Family Medicine Conference for Students, UCI, SOM, October 4, 2008

UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project-Integrative Medicine In An Underserved Setting, Presentation at Robert Wood Johnson Invitational Conference On Integrative Medicine. 2007 February. La Jolla, CA.

Guest Speaker, Foster Care and Homelessness, 5th Annual Congressional Tri-Caucus Minority Health Summit, San Diego, CA, July 21, 2007

REHDI Health Disparities Conference –guest speaker June 21, 2007

2nd Annual Street Medicine Symposium, Boston MA, October 5-8, 2006.

Free Clinic Homeless Outreach Program: International Street Medicine Symposium, 2005 October 12-15. Pittsburgh, PA.

Innovative Approaches in Caring for the Medically Underserved. Presented at the Primary Care Day Lectureship for Missouri Area Health Education Centers, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and University of Health Sciences, 2003 October 9-10. Kansas City, MO.

Service of the Heart. Presented at the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians 47th Annual Post Graduate Symposium, Family Medicine Update. 2003 June 28. San Diego, CA.

Service Learning. Presented at the Kentucky Service Learning Colloquium: Network of Scholars, University of Kentucky 2003. April 24, Lexington, Kentucky.

UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project. Presented at A Dream Realized Seminar, STFM Predoctoral Conference, 2003 February, Austin, TX.

Teaching Community Medicine, STFM 35th Annual Spring Conference, April, 2002, San Francisco, CA.

KPBS These Days - Radio Interview: Student-Run Free Clinic Project Spring, 2002

Critical Elements in a Homeless/Underserved Curriculum in a Rural and Urban Setting, Homeless in Montana Conference, Billings, Montana, March 2, 2001.

Serving the Underserved: Listening to our community's voices, responding to your community's needs. 19th Annual N.E. Regional Conference for STFM. Philadelphia, PA., October 19-22, 2000.

Invited Speaker- Creating A Student-Run Free Clinic Project. Baylor University School of Medicine, Houston, Texas, May 1999.

UCSD SOMA Faculty Lecture, "UCSD Medical Students Compassionate Health Care for the Homeless and Uninsured". 11/12/1998

Teaching About Care of the Underserved. Workshop-STFM, January 1994, Tucson, Arizona.