Maria Raven, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
+1 415 353-8212

Maria Raven, MD, MPH, MSc, a practicing emergency medicine physician and health services researcher, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF. Prior to coming to UCSF in 2011, Dr. Raven had 10 years of experience in the New York City public hospital system where she completed her residency and a research fellowship, and went on to oversee one of six New York State Department of Health-funded Chronic Illness Demonstration Project for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and New York State Medicaid. She currently works closely with the San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP), the largest Medicaid Managed Care Program in the City and County of San Francisco, on programs related to their highest cost members. Dr. Raven works clinically in the Emergency Department at Moffitt-Long, and conducts research related to emergency medicine payment policy and frequent users of the health system and social care system. She is the recipient of a patient centered outcomes research (PCOR) K12 award, a 2-year AHRQ-funded position working with San Francisco General Hospital, the city’s public hospital, to research issues of importance to the hospital and community it serves. She is the lead evaluator for Santa Clara County's innovative Chronic Homelessness Pay For Success Initiative.


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.

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

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