Women's Mental Health

PReMIUM is dedicated to studying the best ways the health care system can improve women's health.  This includes improving unique women's health issues (like screening for breast and cervical cancer) as well as mental health issues that arise during pregnancy and other stressful times.


PETITE: Inpatient Psychiatry Women's Health Education and Treatment Integration Team
PI: Monique James
Collaborators: Alissa Peterson, Christina Mangurian, Rebecca Jackson, James Dilley
Health Delivery System Partner: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Project PETIT is a women’s preventive health mini-clinic designed specifically as a Quality Improvement project for the women admitted to SFGH’s inpatient psychiatry units. The psychiatry and the obstetrics/gynecology departments work closely in delivering women’s health services including screening pap smears, sexually transmitted infections counseling and testing, contraceptive health counseling and placement, and overall sexual health education for SFGH’s admitted women.  The project was feasible to implement and acceptable to the women it served.


Improving Mental Health for Underserved Women During the Prenatal Period
PI: Melanie Thomas
Collaborators: Melissa Nau
Health Delivery System Partner: Homeless Prenatal Program
Funding: UCSF CTSI KL2 program; UCSF Pre-term Birth Initiative

In this study, Dr. Thomas is testing whether community workers in the prenatal care settings can help link undeserved women to mental health treatment.