UCSF’s Center to Advance Trauma-informed Health Care (CTHC) seeks to transform healthcare through recognition that patients’ experiences of childhood and adult trauma are not only common but have a direct impact on their health and are the hidden cause of most illness and death.
Edward Machtinger, MD
Professor of Medicine
As director of the Center to Advance Trauma-informed Health Care, Eddy Machtinger is a respected thought leader and advocate for health policy pertaining to trauma-informed care.
Dr. Machtinger is the Principal Investigator and Co-director of the California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC), a 53-clinic, seven-region statewide initiative to train providers of care to screen for and respond to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among children and adults in the state’s 13+ million member Medi-Cal system. CALQIC is a pillar of ACEs Aware, the California Surgeon General’s signature effort to reduce toxic stress among California’s families by half in a generation. He is Principal Investigator of a study nested in CALQIC to design and evaluate a “Whole Family Wellness” intergenerational response to adversity among children and teens.
Key Project Partners
These UCSF faculty and researchers are active partners on the work of the Center to Advance Trauma-informed Healthcare.
California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC)
Women’s HIV Program (WHP)
Beth Chiarelli, LCSW
Lead Social Worker
Social Worker Associate
Katy Davis, Ph.D.
Director of Trauma-informed Care Initiative
Al Paschke, RN
Lealah Pollock, MD
Janeen Rojas, NP