Sophie Terp, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and a Quintiles Clinical Fellow at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. After completing an undergraduate degree in Human Biology from Stanford University, she received her MD and MPH from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed residency training in emergency medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers, a research fellowship at the University of Southern California in 2014. She has spent the majority of her clinical career working in Los Angeles County Safety-net hospitals. Her primary research area of interest is access to emergency care for vulnerable patients. During her research fellowship she was awarded an F32 Individual Postdoctoral Training Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study determinants of ED visits for preventable conditions. In 2013, Dr. Terp received the Outstanding Plenary Session Research Presentation Award for her project “Evaluating the Association between Primary Care Provider Availability and ED visits and Hospitalizations for Ambulatory care Sensitive Conditions in California” at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Western Regional Research Forum. Dr. Terp is also working to identify ambulatory care sensitive mental health and substance abuse-related conditions for the purpose of developing novel metrics to evaluate the adequacy of regional outpatient mental healthcare. She was nominated as a finalist for the Best Fellow Research Presentation Award based upon her work in this area at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting in 2014.
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