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Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS

Wagahta Semere, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Semere is a health services researcher and primary care physician at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Her work focuses on leveraging technology-based platforms and clinical informatics methods to develop communication tools that promote better engagement of racially/ethnically diverse and low-income patients with providers in chronic disease management.

Research Overview:

Promoting Quality and Safety by Engaging Diverse Diabetes Patients and their Caregivers in Secure Messaging
Dr. Semere is using machine learning and novel computational linguistics techniques to characterize secure message communication between racially/ethnically diverse patients with diabetes, their caregivers, and providers. She is applying this information to develop family-centered technology based communication strategies that promote effective diabetes management.

Computational health science interests: