David Folsom

TitleClinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Public Health
Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8218
San Diego CA 92103
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    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SCM.D.05/1996Medicine
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MdMPHPublic Health

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    Dr. Folsom is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Family Medicine and Board Certified in both specialties. He completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry at UC San Diego, and then went to the Medical University of South Carolina for medical school. He competed a transitional internship at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, and then became the first resident of the UC San Diego Combined Family Medicine Psychiatry residency, which was a partnership between UC San Diego and Father Joe’s Village.

    After graduating from residency, he did a 2-year research fellowship at UC San Diego and the San Diego VA, focusing on health services research and improving care for people who are homeless and mentally ill. This was followed by a NIMH-funded Research Career Development Award.

    From 2008-2015 he was the Director of the UC San Diego Family Medicine Psychiatry Residency and the Medical Director of the clinic at Father Joes Village, where he provided both medical and psychiatric care for people who are homeless. Starting in 2011, he collaborated with Father Joe’s Villages on Project 25, a program for people who are homeless and extremely high utilizers of emergency health care. This program has been recognized as a national model for improving the care and lowering the health care costs for people who are chronically homeless and high utilizers of healthcare.

    He was recognized as the Family Medicine Researcher of the year by the California Academy of Family Medicine in 2007, and won the UC San Diego Family Medicine Residency teaching award in 2011.

    During 2013 to 2105 Dr. Folsom participated in the development of UCSD Department of Psychiatry’s Clinical Strategic Plan whose aim is to have a guiding blueprint toward establishing best practices in mental health services within the UCSD Healthcare System.

    Dr. Folsom is a San Diego native, and when he is not working, he enjoys going to his kids’ sports events, sailing, and backpacking.

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    A Services Intervention for Homeless with Schizophrenia
    NIH/NIMH K23MH067895Dec 1, 2003 - Nov 30, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tringale KR, Wilson BR, Hirshman B, Zhou T, Folsom D, Norman MA, Grant I, Chen CC, Carter BS. Psychiatric Disease Preceding Intracranial Tumor Diagnosis: Investigating the Association. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2016 Dec 15; 18(6). PMID: 28002663.
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    2. MacDonald K, Sciolla AF, Folsom D, Bazzo D, Searles C, Moutier C, Thomas ML, Borton K, Norcross B. Individual risk factors for physician boundary violations: the role of attachment style, childhood trauma and maladaptive beliefs. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2015 Sep-Oct; 37(5):489-96. PMID: 26554082.
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    3. MacDonald K, Sciolla AF, Folsom D, Bazzo D, Searles C, Moutier C, Thomas ML, Borton K, Norcross B. Individual risk factors for physician boundary violations: the role of attachment style, childhood trauma and maladaptive beliefs. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2015 Jan-Feb; 37(1):81-8. PMID: 25440724.
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    4. Lindamer LA, Liu L, Sommerfeld DH, Folsom DP, Hawthorne W, Garcia P, Aarons GA, Jeste DV. Predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with high service use in a public mental health system. Adm Policy Ment Health. 2012 May; 39(3):200-9. PMID: 21533848; PMCID: PMC3288205.
    5. Hawthorne WB, Folsom DP, Sommerfeld DH, Lanouette NM, Lewis M, Aarons GA, Conklin RM, Solorzano E, Lindamer LA, Jeste DV. Incarceration among adults who are in the public mental health system: rates, risk factors, and short-term outcomes. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Jan; 63(1):26-32. PMID: 22227756.
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    6. Jin H, Folsom D, Sasaki A, Mudaliar S, Henry R, Torres M, Golshan S, Glorioso DK, Jeste D. Increased Framingham 10-year risk of coronary heart disease in middle-aged and older patients with psychotic symptoms. Schizophr Res. 2011 Feb; 125(2-3):295-9. PMID: 21093219; PMCID: PMC3031775.
    7. Hawthorne WB, Green EE, Folsom D, Lohr JB. A randomized study comparing the treatment environment in alternative and hospital-based acute psychiatric care. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Sep; 60(9):1239-44. PMID: 19723739.
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    8. Jin H, Lanouette NM, Mudaliar S, Henry R, Folsom DP, Khandrika S, Glorioso DK, Jeste DV. Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2009 Jun; 29(3):210-5. PMID: 19440072; PMCID: PMC3640506.
    9. Lanouette NM, Folsom DP, Sciolla A, Jeste DV. Psychotropic medication nonadherence among United States Latinos: a comprehensive literature review. Psychiatr Serv. 2009 Feb; 60(2):157-74. PMID: 19176409; PMCID: PMC3222920.
    10. Folsom DP, Depp C, Palmer BW, Mausbach BT, Golshan S, Fellows I, Cardenas V, Patterson TL, Kraemer HC, Jeste DV. Physical and mental health-related quality of life among older people with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2009 Mar; 108(1-3):207-13. PMID: 19168328; PMCID: PMC3643118.
    11. Gilmer TP, Ojeda VD, Folsom DP, Fuentes D, Garcia P, Jeste DV. Initiation and use of public mental health services by persons with severe mental illness and limited english proficiency. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Dec; 58(12):1555-62. PMID: 18048556.
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    12. Folsom DP, Gilmer T, Barrio C, Moore DJ, Bucardo J, Lindamer LA, Garcia P, Hawthorne W, Hough R, Patterson T, Jeste DV. A longitudinal study of the use of mental health services by persons with serious mental illness: do Spanish-speaking Latinos differ from English-speaking Latinos and Caucasians? Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Aug; 164(8):1173-80. PMID: 17671279.
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    13. Gilmer TP, Dolder CR, Folsom DP, Mastin W, Jeste DV. Antipsychotic polypharmacy trends among Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia in San Diego County, 1999-2004. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Jul; 58(7):1007-10. PMID: 17602020.
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    14. Palinkas LA, Criado V, Fuentes D, Shepherd S, Milian H, Folsom D, Jeste DV. Unmet needs for services for older adults with mental illness: comparison of views of different stakeholder groups. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Jun; 15(6):530-40. PMID: 17545452.
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    15. Reichstadt J, Depp CA, Palinkas LA, Folsom DP, Jeste DV. Building blocks of successful aging: a focus group study of older adults' perceived contributors to successful aging. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007 Mar; 15(3):194-201. PMID: 17322132.
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    16. Jeste DV, Dunn LB, Folsom DP, Zisook D. Multimedia educational aids for improving consumer knowledge about illness management and treatment decisions: a review of randomized controlled trials. J Psychiatr Res. 2008 Jan; 42(1):1-21. PMID: 17275026.
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    17. Gilmer T, Ojeda VD, Folsom D, Fuentes D, Criado V, Garcia P, Jeste DV. Costs of community-based public mental health services for older adults: variations related to age and diagnosis. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2006 Dec; 21(12):1121-6. PMID: 16977681.
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    18. Folsom DP, Lindamer L, Montross LP, Hawthorne W, Golshan S, Hough R, Shale J, Jeste DV. Diagnostic variability for schizophrenia and major depression in a large public mental health care system dataset. Psychiatry Res. 2006 Nov 15; 144(2-3):167-75. PMID: 16979244.
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    19. Folsom DP, McKibbin C, Jeste DV, Patterson T. Use of Primary Care and by Middle Aged and Older Persons with Schizophrenia. Prim Care Community Psychiatr. 2006; 11(3):101-106. PMID: 19156220.
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    20. Folsom DP, Lebowitz BD, Lindamer LA, Palmer BW, Patterson TL, Jeste DV. Schizophrenia in late life: emerging issues. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2006; 8(1):45-52. PMID: 16640113; PMCID: PMC3181756.
    21. Depp CA, Lindamer LA, Folsom DP, Gilmer T, Hough RL, Garcia P, Jeste DV. Differences in clinical features and mental health service use in bipolar disorder across the lifespan. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Apr; 13(4):290-8. PMID: 15845754.
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    22. Okereke OI, Folsom DP. Medical comorbidity in geriatric psychiatry. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005 Mar; 13(3):177-9. PMID: 15728747.
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    23. Folsom DP, Hawthorne W, Lindamer L, Gilmer T, Bailey A, Golshan S, Garcia P, Unützer J, Hough R, Jeste DV. Prevalence and risk factors for homelessness and utilization of mental health services among 10,340 patients with serious mental illness in a large public mental health system. Am J Psychiatry. 2005 Feb; 162(2):370-6. PMID: 15677603.
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    24. Gilmer TP, Dolder CR, Lacro JP, Folsom DP, Lindamer L, Garcia P, Jeste DV. Adherence to treatment with antipsychotic medication and health care costs among Medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Apr; 161(4):692-9. PMID: 15056516.
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    25. Lindamer LA, Bailey A, Hawthorne W, Folsom DP, Gilmer TP, Garcia P, Hough RL, Jeste DV. Gender differences in characteristics and service use of public mental health patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatr Serv. 2003 Oct; 54(10):1407-9. PMID: 14557530.
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    26. Jin H, Folsom DP, Lindamer L, Bailey A, Hawthorne W, Garcia P, Jeste DV. Patterns of public mental health service use by age in patients with schizophrenia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003 Sep-Oct; 11(5):525-33. PMID: 14506086.
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    27. Gilmer TP, Folsom DP, Hawthorne W, Lindamer LA, Hough RL, Garcia P, Jeste DV. Assisted living and use of health services among medicaid beneficiaries with schizophrenia. J Ment Health Policy Econ. 2003 Jun; 6(2):59-65. PMID: 14578538.
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    28. Folsom DP, McCahill M, Bartels SJ, Lindamer LA, Ganiats TG, Jeste DV. Medical comorbidity and receipt of medical care by older homeless people with schizophrenia or depression. Psychiatr Serv. 2002 Nov; 53(11):1456-60. PMID: 12407275.
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