Jason M. Satterfield, PhD

Jason M. Satterfield, PhD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Director, Behavioral Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Satterfield’s primary research interest is the implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions for tobacco and substance use disorders in primary care settings.  His projects have included the use of computer tablets and mobile health technology as “clinician extenders,” decision aids integrated into electronic health records, innovations in work force development and training approaches (including simulations and emerging evidence-based pedagogies), and quality improvement initiatives to promote shared decision-making and patient engagement on inpatient medicine and pediatric wards.  His work has primarily been funded by NIH (NIDA, NIMH, and NCCAM) and SAMHSA.  Active projects include a NIDA-funded implementation science R01 looking at the use of computer tablets to deliver the 5A’s for smoking cessation, a SAMHSA-funded  interprofessional training program for screening and motivational interviewing skills (SBIRT), and a UCSF-Stanford inpatient hospital collaboration using mixed methods and QI approaches to assist hospitalists in identifying and intervening with inpatients in need of behavioral counseling.  Dr. Satterfield currently directs the cognitive-behaviorally based Behavioral Medicine Unit in Internal Medicine and directs behavioral science education for the School of Medicine.