Faculty ProfilesChristine Dehlendorf, MD
1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 20
San Francisco, CA 94110
As a family physician with advanced training in family planning and a Masters Degree in Clinical Research, I perform research and clinical work designed to address the family planning needs of low-income, diverse populations. My research program focuses on contraceptive counseling and family planning disparities.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|University of California, San Francisco||M.A.S. in Clinical Research||Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research)||2008|
|University of California, San Francisco||Cert||Medicine (Advance Training in Clinical Research)||2007|
|University of California, San Francisco||Clinical Fellowship|
Clinic, Contraception, Decision aids, Implementation & dissemination science listservs, Implementation Science, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, Migrants/refugees, People with limited English proficiency, Socioeconomically marginalized groups, Works-in-progress seminarsIn the News
Recent Articles (66)
Dehlendorf C, Anderson N, Vittinghoff E, Grumbach K, Levy K, Steinauer J. Quality and Content of Patient-Provider Communication About Contraception: Differences by Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Sep - Oct; 27(5):530-538.
Gavin LE, Ahrens KA, Dehlendorf C, Frederiksen BN, Decker E, Moskosky S. Future directions in performance measures for contraceptive care: a proposed framework. Contraception. 2017 Sep; 96(3):138-144.
Holt K, Dehlendorf C, Langer A. Defining quality in contraceptive counseling to improve measurement of individuals' experiences and enable service delivery improvement. Contraception. 2017 Sep; 96(3):133-137.
Averbach S, Kakaire O, Kayiga H, Lester F, Sokoloff A, Byamugisha J, Dehlendorf C, Steinauer J. Immediate versus delayed postpartum use of levonorgestrel contraceptive implants: a randomized controlled trial in Uganda. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jun 10.
Dehlendorf C, Fitzpatrick J, Steinauer J, Swiader L, Grumbach K, Hall C, Kuppermann M. Development and field testing of a decision support tool to facilitate shared decision making in contraceptive counseling. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Jul; 100(7):1374-1381.
Dehlendorf C, Henderson JT, Vittinghoff E, Grumbach K, Levy K, Schmittdiel J, Lee J, Schillinger D, Steinauer J. Association of the quality of interpersonal care during family planning counseling with contraceptive use. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul; 215(1):78.e1-9.
Moseson H, Massaquoi M, Dehlendorf C, Bawo L, Dahn B, Zolia Y, Vittinghoff E, Hiatt RA, Gerdts C. Reducing under-reporting of stigmatized health events using the List Experiment: results from a randomized, population-based study of abortion in Liberia. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Dec; 44(6):1951-8.
Gubrium AC, Mann ES, Borrero S, Dehlendorf C, Fields J, Geronimus AT, Gómez AM, Harris LH, Higgins JA, Kimport K, Luker K, Luna Z, Mamo L, Roberts D, Romero D, Sisson G. Realizing Reproductive Health Equity Needs More Than Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan; 106(1):18-9.
Grady CD, Dehlendorf C, Cohen ED, Schwarz EB, Borrero S. Racial and ethnic differences in contraceptive use among women who desire no future children, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth. Contraception. 2015 Jul; 92(1):62-70.
Levy K, Minnis AM, Lahiff M, Schmittdiel J, Dehlendorf C. Bringing patients' social context into the examination room: an investigation of the discussion of social influence during contraceptive counseling. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Jan-Feb; 25(1):13-21.
Elwyn G, Dehlendorf C, Epstein RM, Marrin K, White J, Frosch DL. Shared decision making and motivational interviewing: achieving patient-centered care across the spectrum of health care problems. Ann Fam Med. 2014 May-Jun; 12(3):270-5.
Kennedy S, Grewal M, Roberts EM, Steinauer J, Dehlendorf C. A qualitative study of pregnancy intention and the use of contraception among homeless women with children. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2014 May; 25(2):757-70.
Craig AD, Dehlendorf C, Borrero S, Harper CC, Rocca CH. Exploring young adults' contraceptive knowledge and attitudes: disparities by race/ethnicity and age. Womens Health Issues. 2014 May-Jun; 24(3):e281-9.
Dehlendorf C, Park SY, Emeremni CA, Comer D, Vincett K, Borrero S. Racial/ethnic disparities in contraceptive use: variation by age and women's reproductive experiences. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun; 210(6):526.e1-9.
Dobkin LM, Perrucci AC, Dehlendorf C. Pregnancy options counseling for adolescents: overcoming barriers to care and preserving preference. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2013 Apr; 43(4):96-102.
Steinauer JE, Sokoloff A, Roberts EM, Drey EA, Dehlendorf CE, Prager SW. Immediate versus delayed initiation of the contraceptive patch after abortion: a randomized trial. Contraception. 2014 Jan; 89(1):42-7.
Goodman S, Shih G, Hawkins M, Feierabend S, Lossy P, Waxman NJ, Gold M, Dehlendorf C. A long-term evaluation of a required reproductive health training rotation with opt-out provisions for family medicine residents. Fam Med. 2013 Mar; 45(3):180-6.
Shih G, Dubé K, Sheinbein M, Borrero S, Dehlendorf C. He's a real man: a qualitative study of the social context of couples' vasectomy decisions among a racially diverse population. Am J Mens Health. 2013 May; 7(3):206-13.
Harper CC, Henderson JT, Raine TR, Goodman S, Darney PD, Thompson KM, Dehlendorf C, Speidel JJ. Evidence-based IUD practice: family physicians and obstetrician-gynecologists. Fam Med. 2012 Oct; 44(9):637-45.
Brown MK, Auerswald C, Eyre SL, Deardorff J, Dehlendorf C. Identifying counseling needs of nulliparous adolescent intrauterine contraceptive users: a qualitative approach. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Mar; 52(3):293-300.
Castellanos JM, Smith LM, Varosy PD, Dehlendorf C, Marcus GM. Referring physicians' discordance with the primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator guidelines: a national survey. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Jun; 9(6):874-81.
Dehlendorf C, Grumbach K, Vittinghoff E, Ruskin R, Steinauer J. A study of physician recommendations for reversible contraceptive methods using standardized patients. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011 Dec; 43(4):224-9.
Dehlendorf C, Foster DG, de Bocanegra HT, Brindis C, Bradsberry M, Darney P. Race, ethnicity and differences in contraception among low-income women: methods received by Family PACT Clients, California, 2001-2007. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2011 Sep; 43(3):181-7.
Dehlendorf C, Diedrich J, Drey E, Postone A, Steinauer J. Preferences for decision-making about contraception and general health care among reproductive age women at an abortion clinic. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Dec; 81(3):343-8.
Dehlendorf C, Ruskin R, Grumbach K, Vittinghoff E, Bibbins-Domingo K, Schillinger D, Steinauer J. Recommendations for intrauterine contraception: a randomized trial of the effects of patients' race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Oct; 203(4):319.e1-8.