SONNET is a national network of applied researchers who help design, evaluate, and implement effective social health interventions to improve member health across Kaiser Permanente. SONNET's work is made possible with funding from KP's National Community Health Program.
Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN)
Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also Associate Director of the RWJF Evidence for Action National Program Office. Dr. Gottlieb’s current research focuses on the evaluation of programs designed to improve the integration of medical and social care delivery. This work includes examining the health and health care cost/utilization impacts of interventions that aim to identify and address patients' social and economic needs in health care contexts. Dr. Gottlieb was also a co-founder of HealthBegins, a non-profit organization providing education, consulting, networking, and technology services to health care providers interested in joining the effort to move medicine upstream. She also founded the Bay Area Help Desk Consortium, a collaboration between multiple hospitals, legal aid, and university groups investing in volunteer Help Desks in Bay Area health systems. Prior to her current appointment, Dr. Gottlieb was a Cohort 7 Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at UCSF/UCB from 2009-2011. She completed her MD at Harvard Medical School, and both her MPH and residency training at the University of Washington. Dr. Gottlieb is affiliated with the UCSF Center for Health and Community.
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