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Christine Naschak Feifer, DrPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Family Medicine
HSA Unit 22 A-6 6432 1000 S. Fremont Avenue Health Sciences Campus Alhambra
+1 626 457 4202


Chris Feifer, DrPH, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, serves as the department administrator for the Department of Family Medicine and as the program evaluator for the Primary Care PA Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Feifer received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with highest honors in geological sciences. She also earned her Master of Arts and her Dr.P.H. from the University of California Los Angeles. She has served as a community health educator in the Peace Corps and has worked in health policy research for the Rand Corporation. Feifer serves the program in obtaining evaluation data for ongoing accreditation and teaches periodically.


Harris A, Tallia A, Tallia A, Alexander C, Bryan S, Feifer C, French L, Giobbie L, Magill M, Tavallali L, Zazove P, Davis A, Harris A. Health system change and academic departments. Ann Fam Med. 2014 Mar-Apr; 12(2):180-1. View in: PubMed

Paladine HL, White B, Miller K, Feifer C. Cosmetic services in the family health center: a roadmap. Fam Med. 2011 Feb; 43(2):121-2. View in: PubMed

Paladine HL, Miller K, White B, Feifer C. Study of a novel curriculum on electronic communication in family medicine residencies. Fam Med. 2010 May; 42(5):314-21. View in: PubMed

Shil AB, Strohm MP, Feifer C. Functional outcomes of older overweight cancer survivors after diet and exercise. JAMA. 2009 Aug 26; 302(8):845; author reply 845-6. View in: PubMed

Paladine HL, Miller K, White B, Feifer C. Teaching physician-patient e-mail communication skills in a residency program. Fam Med. 2008 Mar; 40(3):160-1. View in: PubMed

Nemeth LS, Feifer C, Stuart GW, Ornstein SM. Implementing change in primary care practices using electronic medical records: a conceptual framework. Implement Sci. 2008; 3:3. View in: PubMed

Feifer C, Nemeth L, Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Roylance L, Ornstein SM. Different paths to high-quality care: three archetypes of top-performing practice sites. Ann Fam Med. 2007 May-Jun; 5(3):233-41. View in: PubMed

Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Jenkins RG, Feifer C, Nemeth LS, Ornstein SM. Using a summary measure for multiple quality indicators in primary care: the Summary QUality InDex (SQUID). Implement Sci. 2007; 2:11. View in: PubMed

Ornstein S, Nietert PJ, Jenkins RG, Wessell AM, Nemeth LS, Feifer C, Corley ST. Improving diabetes care through a multicomponent quality improvement model in a practice-based research network. Am J Med Qual. 2007 Jan-Feb; 22(1):34-41. View in: PubMed

Feifer C, Mora A, White B, Barnett BP. Challenges to improving chronic disease care and training in residencies. Acad Med. 2006 Aug; 81(8):696-701. View in: PubMed

Miller PM, Stockdell R, Nemeth L, Feifer C, Jenkins RG, Nietert PJ, Wessell A, Liszka H, Ornstein S. Initial steps taken by nine primary care practices to implement alcohol screening guidelines with hypertensive patients: the AA-TRIP project. Subst Abus. 2006 Jun; 27(1-2):61-70. View in: PubMed

Feifer C, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG, Wessell A, Corley ST, Nemeth LS, Roylance L, Nietert PJ, Liszka H. The logic behind a multimethod intervention to improve adherence to clinical practice guidelines in a nationwide network of primary care practices. Eval Health Prof. 2006 Mar; 29(1):65-88. View in: PubMed

Nietert PJ, Wessell AM, Feifer C, Ornstein SM. Effect of terminal digit preference on blood pressure measurement and treatment in primary care. Am J Hypertens. 2006 Feb; 19(2):147-52. View in: PubMed

Ornstein S, Jenkins RG, Nietert PJ, Feifer C, Roylance LF, Nemeth L, Corley S, Dickerson L, Bradford WD, Litvin C. A multimethod quality improvement intervention to improve preventive cardiovascular care: a cluster randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Oct 5; 141(7):523-32. View in: PubMed

Feifer C, Ornstein SM. Strategies for increasing adherence to clinical guidelines and improving patient outcomes in small primary care practices. Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2004 Aug; 30(8):432-41. View in: PubMed

Feifer C, Fifield J, Ornstein S, Karson AS, Bates DW, Jones KR, Vargas PA. From research to daily clinical practice: what are the challenges in "translation"? Jt Comm J Qual Saf. 2004 May; 30(5):235-45. View in: PubMed

Feifer C, Nocella K, DeArtola I, Rowden S, Morrison S. Self-managing teams: a strategy for quality improvement. Top Health Inf Manage. 2003 Jan-Mar; 24(1):21-8. View in: PubMed

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