Katherine Brooks, MD

Assistant Professor

Katie arrived to UCSF after residency training in Boston at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinically, she works as a hospitalist at ZSFG and is honored to serve in San Francisco's safety net hospital. She holds several medical education leadership roles including as a Clinical Skills Mentor in the JMP program, Co-Director of the Model SFGH Program and Co-Director of the Diagnostic Reasoning Course in the SOM. She also serves as a Clinical Lead in SF DPH's Information and Guidance Department.

Her interests are in understanding and addressing racial health disparities, as well as the impact of clinician bias on clinical decision making. She has developed curriculum to teach medical students how to think about intersections between race, racism and medicine. She is also interested in how climate change impacts individual and public health. Katie's research has focused on health disparities in a variety of areas- including HIV in resource limited settings internationally and nationally, premature mortality among African Americans, access to cardiology subspecialty care for heart failure admissions and care for the incarcerated patient.
Education
2020 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
06/2019 - , Brigham and Women's Hospital
MD, 05/2016 - , Alpert Medical School of Brown University
BA, 05/2008 - , Vassar College
Honors and Awards
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Academy of Medical Educator, 2023
  • Division Outstanding Educator Award, Division of Hospital Medicine, ZSFG, 2023
  • Physician COVID-19 Clinical Service Recognition Award, ZSFG Department of Medicine, 2022
  • Outstanding Clinician Award, Division Hospital Medicine, ZSFG, 2021
Publications
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    JAMA internal medicine

    Brooks KC, Raffel KE, Chia D, Karwa A, Hubbard CC, Auerbach AD, Ranji SR. Stigmatizing Language, Patient Demographics, and Errors in the Diagnostic Process. JAMA internal medicine 2024. PMID: 38619826


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    Ethnicity & disease

    Brooks KC, Ommerborn MJ, Brewer LI, Sims M, Correa A, Tajeu GS, Clark CR. Contributors to Early Mortality in African Americans, the Jackson Heart Study. Ethnicity & disease 2024. PMID: 38845739


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    MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources

    Corsino L, Railey K, Brooks K, Ostrovsky D, Pinheiro SO, McGhan-Johnson A, Padilla BI. The Impact of Racial Bias in Patient Care and Medical Education: Let's Focus on the Educator. MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources 2021. PMID: 34557589


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    Journal of general internal medicine

    Clark CR, Ommerborn MJ, Moran K, Brooks K, Haas J, Bates DW, Wright A. Predicting Self-Rated Health Across the Life Course: Health Equity Insights from Machine Learning Models. Journal of general internal medicine 2021. PMID: 33620624


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    Journal of general internal medicine

    Brooks KC, Makam AN, Haber LA. Caring for Hospitalized Incarcerated Patients: Physician and Nurse Experience. Journal of general internal medicine 2021. PMID: 33409890


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    Brooks KC. The Climate Crisis and the Exam Room. Journal of general internal medicine 2020. PMID: 32720236


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    Circulation. Heart failure

    Eberly LA, Wispelwey B, Richterman A, Beckett AG, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Marsh RH, Chang CY, Glynn RJ, Brooks KC, Boxer R, Kakoza R, Goldsmith J, Loscalzo J, Lewis EF, Morse M. Response by Eberly et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center". Circulation. Heart failure 2020. PMID: 32498624


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    JAMA

    Brooks KC. A Silent Curriculum. JAMA 2020. PMID: 32369139


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    Circulation. Heart failure

    Eberly LA, Richterman A, Beckett AG, Wispelwey B, Marsh RH, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Chang CY, Glynn RJ, Brooks KC, Boxer R, Kakoza R, Goldsmith J, Loscalzo J, Morse M, Lewis EF, Abel S, Adams A, Anaya J, Andrews EH, Atkinson B, Avutu V, Bachorik A, Badri O, Bailey M, Baird K, Bakshi S, Balaban D, Barshop K, Baumrin E, Bayomy O, Beamesderfer J, Becker N, Berg DD, Berman AN, Blum SM, Boardman AP, Boden K, Bonacci RA, Brown S, Campbell K, Case S, Cetrone E, Charrow A, Chiang D, Clark D, Cohen AJ, Cooper A, Cordova T, Cuneo CN, de Feria AA, Deffenbacher K, DeFilippis EM, DeGregorio G, Deutsch AJ, Diephuis B, Divakaran S, Dorschner P, Downing N, Drescher C, D'Silva KM, Dunbar P, Duong D, Earp S, Eckhardt C, Elman SA, England R, Everett K, Fedotova N, Feingold-Link T, Ferreira M, Fisher H, Foo P, Foote M, Franco I, Gilliland T, Greb J, Greco K, Grewal S, Grin B, Growdon ME, Guercio B, Hahn CK, Hasselfeld B, Haydu EJ, Hermes Z, Hildick-Smith G, Holcomb Z, Holroyd K, Horton L, Huang G, Jablonski S, Jacobs D, Jain N, Japa S, Joseph R, Kalashnikova M, Kalwani N, Kang D, Karan A, Katz JT, Kellner D, Kidia K, Kim JH, Knowles SM, Kolbe L, Kore I, Koullias Y, Kuye I, Lang J, Lawlor M, Lechner MG, Lee K, Lee S, Lee Z, Limaye N, Lin-Beckford S, Lipsyc M, Little J, Loewenthal J, Logaraj R, Lopez DM, Loriaux D, Lu Y, Ma K, Marukian N, Matias W, Mayers JR, McConnell I, McLaughlin M, Meade C, Meador C, Mehta A, Messenger E, Michaelidis C, Mirsky J, Mitten E, Mueller A, Mullur J, Munir A, Murphy E, Nagami E, Natarajan A, Nsahlai M, Nze C, Okwara N, Olds P, Paez R, Pardo M, Patel S, Petersen A, Phelan L, Pimenta E, Pipilas D, Plovanich M, Pong D, Powers BW, Rao A, Ramirez Batlle H, Ramsis M, Reichardt A, Reiger S, Rengarajan M, Rico S, Rome BN, Rosales R, Rotenstein L, Roy A, Royston S, Rozansky H, Rudder M, Ryan CE, Salgado S, Sanchez P, Schulte J, Sekar A, Semenkovich N, Shannon E, Shaw N, Shorten AB, Shrauner W, Sinnenberg L, Smithy JW, Snyder G, Sreekrishnan A, Stabenau H, Stavrou E, Stergachis A, Stern R, Stone A, Tabrizi S, Tanyos S, Thomas C, Thun H, Torres-Lockhart K, Tran A, Treasure C, Tsai FD, Tsaur S, Tschirhart E, Tuwatananurak J, Venkateswaran RV, Vishnevetsky A, Wahl L, Wall A, Wallace F, Walsh E, Wang P, Ward HB, Warner LN, Weeks LD, Weiskopf K, Wengrod J, Williams JN, Winkler M, Wong JL, Worster D, Wright A, Wunsch C, Wynter JS, Yarbrough C, Yau WY, Yazdi D, Yeh J, Yialamas MA, Yozamp N, Zambrotta M, Zon R. Identification of Racial Inequities in Access to Specialized Inpatient Heart Failure Care at an Academic Medical Center. Circulation. Heart failure 2019. PMID: 31658831


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    Journal of palliative medicine

    Brooks KC. The Purple Heart. Journal of palliative medicine 2019. PMID: 30633694


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    AIDS (London, England)

    Kantor R, DeLong A, Schreier L, Reitsma M, Kemboi E, Orido M, Obonge S, Boinett R, Rono M, Emonyi W, Brooks K, Coetzer M, Buziba N, Hogan J, Diero L. HIV-1 second-line failure and drug resistance at high-level and low-level viremia in Western Kenya. AIDS (London, England) 2018. PMID: 30134290


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    Advances in medical education and practice

    Tsai J, Brooks K, DeAndrade S, Ucik L, Bartlett S, Osobamiro O, Wynter J, Krishna G, Rougas S, George P. Addressing racial bias in wards. Advances in medical education and practice 2018. PMID: 30310343


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    The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy

    Saravanan S, Gomathi S, Delong A, Kausalya B, Sivamalar S, Poongulali S, Brooks K, Kumarasamy N, Balakrishnan P, Solomon SS, Cu-Uvin S, Kantor R. High discordance in blood and genital tract HIV-1 drug resistance in Indian women failing first-line therapy. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy 2018. PMID: 29800305


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    MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources

    Brooks KC, Rougas S, George P. When Race Matters on the Wards: Talking About Racial Health Disparities and Racism in the Clinical Setting. MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources 2016. PMID: 30984865


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    Journal of the International AIDS Society

    Brooks K, Diero L, DeLong A, Balamane M, Reitsma M, Kemboi E, Orido M, Emonyi W, Coetzer M, Hogan J, Kantor R. Treatment failure and drug resistance in HIV-positive patients on tenofovir-based first-line antiretroviral therapy in western Kenya. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2016. PMID: 27231099


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    The Lancet. Infectious diseases
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    Rhode Island medical journal (2013)

    Brooks K, Stifani B, Batlle HR, Nunez MA, Erlich M, Diaz J. Patient Perspectives on the Need for and Barriers to Professional Medical Interpretation. Rhode Island medical journal (2013) 2016. PMID: 26726861


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    Journal of clinical microbiology

    Brooks K, DeLong A, Balamane M, Schreier L, Orido M, Chepkenja M, Kemboi E, D'Antuono M, Chan PA, Emonyi W, Diero L, Coetzer M, Kantor R. HemaSpot, a Novel Blood Storage Device for HIV-1 Drug Resistance Testing. Journal of clinical microbiology 2015. PMID: 26560534


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    Rhode Island medical journal (2013)

    Brooks K, Karp L, Batlle HR, Chiu M, Montross C. A Student Collaboration to Address Mental Health Wellness in Medical School. Rhode Island medical journal (2013) 2015. PMID: 26125475


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    JAMA

    Brooks KC. A piece of my mind. A silent curriculum. JAMA 2015. PMID: 25988457


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    Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

    Brooks K, Laws MB, Wilson I. Allocating HIV treatment to the adherent: a qualitative study of patient perceptions of their HIV care in the Dominican Republic. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved 2014. PMID: 25418240