Clinical Focus

  • Care of patients with multiple chronic medical conditions
  • Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Adjunct Faculty, Stanford School of Engineering D School winter quarter (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Congestive Heart Failure Clinical Effectiveness Council (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Population Health Clinical Effectiveness Council (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Population Health Council, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Operations Leadership Team, Stanford Hospital and Clinics and School of Medicine (2013 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program (9/2012-9/2014)
  • Woman of Distinction, American Association of University Women, Humboldt County (1998)
  • Best Practice Award: Development of a Community Drug Death Review, National Association of County and City Health Officers (2003)
  • Recognition for Community Service, United States Congress (2004)
  • Woman of the Year, California Second Senate District (2004)
  • Community Service Award, California Association of Addiction Medicine (2005)
  • Frederick Plessner Memorial Award; best exemplifies practice and ethics of a rural practitioner, California Medical Association (2006)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • President Elect, California Health Care Foundation Leadership Program Alumni Network (2014 - Present)
  • Faculty Advisor, Intensive Outpatient Care Program, Pacific Business Group on Health (2013 - Present)
  • Faculty, Better Health Lower Costs, Institute for Health Care Improvement national collaborative (2015 - Present)
  • Presenter, Medicine X, Stanford School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Fellow, Stanford School of Medicine Leadership Program (2014 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (1981)
  • Residency:UCSF Family Practice Residency Program (1981) CA
  • Internship:UCSF Family Practice Residency Program (1979) CA
  • Medical Education:Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1978) OH

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

In January 2015 I was awarded a grant by SPECTRUM at Stanford. I am principal investigator on a research project to examine the clinical effectiveness of Stanford Coordinated Care, with a comparison to effectiveness of care given to comparable patients at other primary care clinics at Stanford. SCC is a primary care team model that provides care for Stanford employees and their dependents with chronic health conditions.

As of January 2015 I am co-investigator on research into relative acceptance of three modalities of Better Choices Better Health, the Lorig chronic disease self management peer support program: on-line, in-person or by written take home materials.


Journal Articles

  • Ourbreak of Human Trichinellosis in Northern California Caused by Trichinella murrelli Am J Trop Med Hyg Rebecca Hall, Ann Lindsay, Chris Hammond, Susan Montgomery, Patrician Wilkins, Zlexandre da Silva, Isabel McAuliffe, Marcos de Almeida, Henry Bishop, Blaine Mathison, Benjamin Sun, Ron Largusa, Jeffrey Jones 2012; 87 (2): 297-302
  • Recovery of a patient from clinical rabies--California, 2011. MMWR Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 2012;61(4):61-5. PubMed PMID: 22298301. 2. MMWR Vugia, D., et al 2012; 61 (4)
  • Harris EC, Lindsay A, Heller JC, Gilhuly K, Williams M, Cox B, et al. Humboldt county general plan update health impact assessment: a case study. PubMed PMID: CABI:20093298140. 3. Environmental Justice Harris, E. C., et al 2009; 2 (3)
  • A restaurant-associated outbreak of Brainerd diarrhea in California. PubMed PMID: 16758419. Infectious Diseases Vugia, D., et al 2006; 43 (1)


  • Putting the Patient at the Center of the Care Team

    Time Period


    Presented To

    Medicine X, Stanford University School of Medicine


    Stanford, CA

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