Emily Dow

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Residency Program Director, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1995, Residency
M.D., University of Cincinnati, 1992, Medicine
M.A., UCLA, 1982, Teaching English as Second Language
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1979, Linguistics
Phone: (714) 456-5171
Fax: (714) 456-7984
Email: edow@hs.uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
101 The City Dr South
Building 200, Suite 835
Mail Code: 1150
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Precision medicine for the under-represented in biomedical research. Down syndrome.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Residency Program Director, UCI Office of Graduate Medical Education, 2020-21.
Best Doctors in America, 2011-2012, 2017-2018.
Orange County Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2017, 2019.
ARIISE Award for Service, UC Irvine Health, 2016.
Department Chair Award for Excellence, UCI SOM, 2015.
Associated Medical Students Government Student Organization Award presented to the UCI Outreach Clinics in Recognition of Outstanding Involvement in Community Service and Development, UCI SOM, 2014, 2012.
Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCI Associated Medical Students Association, 2009, 2011, 2013.
Excellence in Teaching Award, UCI SOM, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013.
Family Physician Educator of the Year, California Academy of Family Physicians, Orange County Chapter, 2011.
The Dean’s Faculty Award for Compassion, Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award Candidate for UCI SOM, Organization of Student Representatives, UCI, 2011.
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, UCI Department of Family Medicine, 2001, 2007, 2010.
UCI Chancellor’s Award: Living Our Values, University of California, Irvine, 2008.
Health and Human Rights Leadership Award, Doctors of the World, USA, as representative of Chiapas volunteers, May, 2006.
Primary Care Physician of the Month, Primary Care Medical Group, UCI Medical Center, 2005.
Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award Candidate for UCI SOM, Organization of Student Representatives, UCI, 2002.
Circle of Care Award for Women’s Health, CalOptima Quality Counts, 2001.
Commendation for Community Service, Yvonne Burke, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 1999.
Nissan/Talk-Radio 790 KABC Businessperson of the Month, 1997.
Short Biography
Special interests: Underserved care in inner-cities and urban areas, health care in developing countries, resident and medical student education, women's health, care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down Syndrome
Wilson AN, Dow E, Hanami D, Vasa M, Billimek J. Encouraging Mental Health Care in Family Medicine Residents. PRiMER. 2022; 6:24. Published: 7/19/2022 | DOI: 10.22454/PRiMER.2022.147530
Sorkin DH, Rook KS, Campos B, Marquez B, Solares J, Mukamel DB, Marcus B, Kilgore D, Dow E, Ngo-Metzger Q, Nguyen DV, Biegler K. Rationale and study protocol for Unidas por la Vida (United for Life): A dyadic weight-loss intervention for high-risk Latina mothers and their adult daughters. Contemporary Clinical Trials 69 (2018) 10 -20.
Lee TC, Frangos SN, Torres M, Winckler B, Ji SG, Dow E. Integrating Undergraduate Patient Partners into Diabetes Self-management Education: Evaluating a Free Clinic Pilot Program for the Underserved. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 27 (2016): 1689-1708.
Sorkin DH, Mavandadi S, Rook K, Biegler K, Kilgore D, Dow E, Ngo-Netzger, Q. Unidas Por La Vida (United for Life): Implementing a Culturally-Tailored, Community-Based, Family-Oriented Lifestyle Intervention. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 24 (2013): 308-320.
Lie DA, Boker JR, Dow E, Murata, P, Encinas J, Gutierrez D, Morrison EH. Attributes of Effective Community Preceptors for Pre-Clerkship Medical Students. Medical Teacher (314142), May 2008
Lie DA, Boker JR, Lenahan PM, Dow E, Scherger JE. An international physician education program to support the recent introduction of family medicine in Egypt [abstract]. Family Medicine. November-December 2004;36(10):739-746.
Song Brown California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Grant
CalMedForce GME Grant Program
All of Us, NIH Precision Medicine Research Project. Co-Investigator, 2017 to present.
Tilles J, Amin A, Dow E. HIV Expanded Testing, primary care clinic sites, UCI Medical Center, 2013 – 2014.
Professional Societies
American Academy of Family Physicians
California Academy of Family Physicians
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Doctors for Global Health
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