Triveni Defries, MD, MPH

Affiliated Faculty, LCOE
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
+1 415 476-4082

Triveni DeFries, MD MPH, is a general internist and addiction medicine specialist. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, and is and Associate Medical Director of its primary care clinic. She brings experience in asylum medicine and immigrant rights, specifically training on performing forensic evaluations for people seeking asylum in the U.S., and is the co Medical Director of the UCSF Human Rights Clinic.



Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach at a Student-Run Clinic for Individuals Seeking Asylum.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Jaradeh K, Sergi F, Kivlahan C, Nava Gonzales C, Cury M, DeFries T

Extended-release naltrexone for people with alcohol use disorder on therapeutic anticoagulation: A case series.

Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics

Ciraldo K, Seraydarian M, Gasper J, DeFries T, Martin M

System-level factors associated with telephone and video visit use: Survey of safety-net clinicians during the early phase of COVID-19.

JMIR formative research

Sharma AE, Khoong EC, Sierra M, Rivadeneira NA, Nijagal MA, Su G, Lyles CR, Defries T, Tuot D, Sarkar U

Immigration status matters: the intersectional risk of immigration vulnerability and substance use disorder.

Addiction (Abingdon, England)

DeFries T, Kelley J, Martin M, Kimball SL

Prevalence and Characteristics of Hospitalizations with Unhealthy Alcohol Use in a Safety-Net Hospital from 2016 to 2018.

Journal of general internal medicine

Martin M, Clement J, Defries T, Makam AN, Nguyen OK

The Social Context of Unhealthy Alcohol Use Among Emergency Department Patients: A Cross Sectional Study.

Journal of addiction medicine

Anderson ES, Fraimow-Wong L, Blake R, Batiste K, Liang A, DeFries T, Herring AA, Alter H

Asylum seeker trauma in a student-run clinic: reducing barriers to forensic medical evaluations.

Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture

Gallagher A, Steiner G, Michel M, Nava Gonzales C, Mendez-Contreras S, Lu A, Armendariz M, DeFries T, Barakat S, Kivlahan C

Clinician experience with telemedicine at a safety-net hospital network during COVID-19: a cross-sectional survey.

Journal of health care for the poor and underserved

Sharma AE, Khoong EC, Nijagal MA, Lyles CR, Su G, DeFries T, Sarkar U, Tuot D

Patient interest in and barriers to telemedicine video visits in a multilingual urban safety-net system.

Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA

Khoong EC, Butler BA, Mesina O, Su G, DeFries TB, Nijagal M, Lyles CR

Things We Do for No Reason™: Discontinuing Buprenorphine When Treating Acute Pain.

Journal of hospital medicine

Haber LA, DeFries T, Martin M

Nontargeted Diabetes Screening in a Navajo Nation Emergency Department.

American journal of public health

Anderson ES, Dworkis DA, DeFries T, Emery E, Deegala C, Mohs K

Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Incidence and Methicillin Resistance in Rural Thailand, 2006-2014.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Jaganath D, Jorakate P, Makprasert S, Sangwichian O, Akarachotpong T, Thamthitiwat S, Khemla S, DeFries T, Baggett HC, Whistler T, Gregory CJ, Rhodes J

Navigating changing food environments - Transnational perspectives on dietary behaviours and implications for nutrition counselling.

Global public health

Handley MA, Robles M, Sanford E, Collins N, Seligman H, Defries T, Perez R, Grieshop J

Level and change in cognitive test scores predict risk of first stroke.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

DeFries T, Avendaño M, Glymour MM

Spousal smoking and incidence of first stroke: the Health and Retirement Study.

American journal of preventive medicine

Glymour MM, Defries TB, Kawachi I, Avendano M