Maria Raven, MD, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus
+1 415 353-8212
UCSF School of Medicine
505 Parnassus Avenue, L126
San Francisco, CA, 94143 

University of California, Berkeley, CA
MD: Oregon Health and Sciences University
Residency: New York University Langone Medical Center
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine

Research and Academic Interests: 
Improving care, cost effectiveness, frequent/high risk users of healthcare services, chronic illness, Medicaid, health policy, emergency department utilization, health services utilization, predictive modeling, health care delivery, small area variation.

University and National Positions:
Member, American College of Emergency Physicians
Member, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Irene Perstein Award for Outstanding Woman Clinician Scientist 2012
Family Practice Award 2001


Frequent Emergency Department Users: A Statewide Comparison Before And After Affordable Care Act Implementation.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

McConville S, Raven MC, Sabbagh SH, Hsia RY

Homelessness and Emergency Medicine: Where Do We Go From Here?

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Doran KM, Raven MC

Emergency Psychiatric Care: The Authors Reply.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Raven MC, Hsia RY, Kanzaria HK

Persistent Frequent Emergency Department Use: Core Group Exhibits Extreme Levels Of Use For More Than A Decade.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Kanzaria HK, Niedzwiecki MJ, Montoy JC, Raven MC, Hsia RY

Emergency Department Use in a Cohort of Older Homeless Adults: Results From the HOPE HOME Study.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Raven MC, Tieu L, Lee CT, Ponath C, Guzman D, Kushel M

Out-of-Network Emergency Department Use among Managed Medicaid Beneficiaries.

Health services research

Raven MC, Guzman D, Chen AH, Kornak J, Kushel M

Out-of-Network Emergency Department Use Among Managed Medicaid Beneficiaries

Health Services Research. Forthcoming.

Raven MC, Guzman D, Chen A, Kornak J, Kushel M.

The Effectiveness of Emergency Department Visit Reduction Programs: A Systematic Review.

Annals of emergency medicine

Raven MC, Kushel M, Ko MJ, Penko J, Bindman AB

Predicting cost of care using self-reported health status data.

BMC health services research

Boscardin CK, Gonzales R, Bradley KL, Raven MC

Medicaid dental coverage alone may not lower rates of dental emergency department visits.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Fingar KR, Smith MW, Davies S, McDonald KM, Stocks C, Raven MC

Reasons for emergency department use: do frequent users differ?

The American journal of managed care

Doran KM, Colucci AC, Wall SP, Williams ND, Hessler RA, Goldfrank LR, Raven MC

EMS-STARS: Emergency Medical Services "Superuser" Transport Associations: An Adult Retrospective Study.

Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

Hall MK, Raven MC, Hall J, Yeh C, Allen E, Rodriguez RM, Tangherlini NL, Sporer KA, Brown JF

Presenting quality data to vulnerable groups: charts, summaries or behavioral economic nudges?

Journal of health services research & policy

Elbel B, Gillespie C, Raven MC

Emergency department use: the authors reply.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Billings J, Raven MC

Barriers to utilization of pre-hospital emergency medical services among residents in Libreville, Gabon: A qualitative study

African Journal of Emergency Medicine

Bosson N, Redlener MA, Foltin GL, Raven MC, Foran MP, Wall SP

Reducing emergency department utilization: is this the answer?

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Foley M, Legome E, Raven M

Can targeted messaging encourage PCP contact before ED visits?

The American journal of managed care

Raven MC, Kotchko SM, Gould DA

Time and Again: Frequent Users of Emergency Department Services in New York City

Issue Brief: United Hospital Fund

Raven, MC and Gould, DA.

Vulnerable patients' perceptions of health care quality and quality data.

Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making

Raven MC, Gillespie CC, DiBennardo R, Van Busum K, Elbel B

An intervention to improve care and reduce costs for high-risk patients with frequent hospital admissions: a pilot study.

BMC health services research

Raven MC, Doran KM, Kostrowski S, Gillespie CC, Elbel BD

Frequent users of emergency department services: gaps in knowledge and a proposed research agenda.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Pines JM, Asplin BR, Kaji AH, Lowe RA, Magid DJ, Raven M, Weber EJ, Yealy DM

Factors associated with frequent utilization of crisis substance use detoxification services.

Journal of addictive diseases

Carrier E, McNeely J, Lobach I, Tay S, Gourevitch MN, Raven MC

Substance use treatment barriers for patients with frequent hospital admissions.

Journal of substance abuse treatment

Raven MC, Carrier ER, Lee J, Billings JC, Marr M, Gourevitch MN

Medicaid patients at high risk for frequent hospital admission: real-time identification and remediable risks.

Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine

Raven MC, Billings JC, Goldfrank LR, Manheimer ED, Gourevitch MN

Images in emergency medicine. Acute left-sided rectus sheath hematoma.

Annals of emergency medicine

Raven MC, Hoffman RS

Emergency physicians' perspectives on smallpox vaccination.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Kwon N, Raven MC, Chiang WK, Moran GJ, Jui J, Carter RA, Goldfrank L