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UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
480 16th Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94158
|Mission Bay||(415) 476 - 5192||(415) 476 - 1811|
|Mount Zion||(415) 353 - 9240||(415) 353 - 9509|
|San Francisco General Hospital||(628) 206 - 3061||(628) 206 - 3112|
Research/Clinical Interests: Health disparities and social determinants of health, access to equitable healthcare for marginalized populations, reproductive and sexual justice, transgender care, global health
|Institution||Degree||Field of Study|
|current||University of California, San Francisco||Residency||Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences|
|2020||University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago; Chicago, IL||MD||Medicine - Global Health Concentration|
|2014||University of Michigan School of Public Health; Ann Arbor, MI||MPH||Health Behavior and Health Education|
|2008||Loyola University; Chicago, IL||BS||Psychology|
Research & Professional Experience
|2018-2020||Research Assistant at University of Illinois OB/GYN Department- Created and administered a needs assessment to evaluate the gynecological needs of women who exchange sex for goods in the West Side of Chicago.|
|2016-2020||Steering Committee Member for the Student Run Free Clinic at Community Health- Student volunteer coordinator, clinic coordinator and health education chair.|
|2017-2018||Community Outreach Intervention Projects Volunteer- Assisted with soft tissue infection education for individuals participating in a needle exchange program in the West side of Chicago.|
|2016-2018||Latino Medical Student Association Community Health Chair- Health fair coordinator for the Church-Based Health Outreach Project servicing Latino communities.|
Medical Organization for Latino Advancement Student Volunteer Coordinator and Research Assistant- Coordinated a Puerto Rican Resettlement Health Collaborative following Hurricane Maria. Conducted mental health evaluations to assess the stress related to displacement and access to mental health services.
|2013-2015||Research Assistant at Hines VA Hospital-Evaluated three qualitative research projects focused on patient-centered care from the perspectives of Veterans and employees working at the VA. Both projects used innovative research methods: Photovoice and Guided Tours.|
|2012- 2014||Graduate Research Assistant at University of Michigan School of Public Health Merck Childhood Asthma Network- Cross-site qualitative and quantitative evaluation of four childhood asthma-based interventions based out of a clinic, neighborhood, school and housing project setting. Assessed the impact of care coordination, access to care, and health care utilization. Identified factors impacting translation of evidence-based interventions adapted at each site.|
|2011- 2012||Community Health Clinic Health Educator and Spanish Interpreter- Facilitated ‘Take Action!’ Diabetes Education Programs for Spanish speaking adults. Interpreted for doctors and patients during medical appointments.|
|2008-2012||Medical Case Manager at Chicago House and Social Service Agency- Collaborated with the Aids Foundation of Chicago, City of Chicago Department of Public Health and the Aids Administrative Unit to provide services to the HIV/AIDS population.|
|2007-2011||Research Assistant at Loyola University Chicago Healthy Adolescent Transition Study- Multi-site longitudinal study focusing on children with Spina Bifida and the effect on neuropsychological issues and peer relationships.|
Achievements & Recognition
|2020||Judge's Award - Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CAOG) 87th Annual Meeting|
|2020||Gold Humanism Honor Society; University of Illinois College of Medicine|
|2018-2019||Arrie and Estelle Johnson Bamberger Scholarship|
|2018||Dr. David Monash/Harry Lloyd and Elizabeth Pawlette Marshall Medical Student Scholarship Program|
|2017||GE-NMF Primary Care Leadership Program Scholar|
|2012-2014||University of Michigan School of Public Health Dean’s Scholarship|
|2008||Psi Chi Honors Society|
MacInnes M, Turcios S, Kotek B, Braverman A, Commito R. Assessment of Gynecological Needs for Women who Access Harm Reduction Services Through Mobile Van Outreach in Chicago. Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (CAOG) 87th Annual Meeting. November 2020.
Alvarado G, Turcios S. (2017). Assessing Barriers and Limitations of Patient Engagement on Online Health Portals in an Urban Underserved Federally Qualified Health Center. Presented at the MOLA-Midwest NHMA Latino Health Symposium, Chicago, IL. Award: “Best Poster: Community Project”.
LaVela SL, Turcios S, Malhoit A, Etingen B, Misckevics S. (2015). Do Perceptions of Family-Centered Care Differ in Older and Younger Family.Caregivers?. Presented at the VA Health Services Research and Development Service and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
LaVela SL. Turcios S, Malhoit A, Etingen B, Misckevics S. (2015). Family-Centered Care Perspectives in Older and Younger Family/Caregivers. Presented at the Loyola University Chicago Palmer Symposium, Chicago, IL.
Psihogios AM, Lennon JM, Turcios S, Klages K, Holmbeck GN (2011). Predictors of Mother-Child Agreement and Disagreement Over Perceived Control of Spina Bifida Responsibilities. Presented at the National Conference for the Society of Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
Essner B, Holmbeck GN, RaimanC, Taylor C, Turcios S. (2009, April). Pain Symptoms in Children and Adolescents with Spina Bifida. Presented at the Midwest Conference on Pediatric Psychology, Kansas City, MO
Kelly L M, Holmbeck GN, Turcios, S. (2008, April). The Influence of Behavioral Autonomy On Adolescent Depressive Symptoms Among Youth With Spina Bifida. Presented at the National Conference on Child Health Psychology, Miami, FL.
Balbale SN, Turcios S, LaVela SL. Health care employee perceptions of patient-centered care: a photovoice project. Qual Health Res. 2015 Mar;25(3):417-25. doi: 10.1177/1049732314553011. Epub 2014 Oct 1. PMID: 25274626
Locatelli SM, Turcios S, LaVela SL. Optimizing the care environment: Results of a guided tours study with healthcare employees. HERD. 2015 Winter;8(2):18-30. doi: 10.1177/1937586714565610.
Locatelli SM, Turcios S, LaVela SL. (2014). Veterans’ experiences of patient-centered care: Learning from guided tours. Patient Experience Journal: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 14.