Ariana Thompson-Lastad, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Family Community Medicine
+1 415 514-8606

Ariana Thompson-Lastad, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Thompson-Lastad is trained as a medical sociologist and conducts qualitative and community-engaged research focused on the role of integrative healthcare in advancing health equity. Her work primarily examines innovative approaches to primary care, including integrative group medical visits implemented in US community health centers and the community midwifery model of postpartum care. Dr. Thompson-Lastad is currently a board member of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved and a leadership team member of the Structural Competency Working Group. She is an affiliated faculty member with the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and the UC Berkeley Center for Social Medicine. Prior to becoming a researcher, Dr. Thompson-Lastad worked in a community health center as a diabetes care coordinator and group medical visit facilitator.


Postpartum care for parent-infant dyads: A community midwifery model.

Birth (Berkeley, Calif.)

Thompson-Lastad A, Harrison JM, Taiwo TK, Williams C, Parimi M, Wilborn B, Chao MT

Addressing food insecurity and chronic conditions in community health centres: protocol of a quasi-experimental evaluation of Recipe4Health.

BMJ open

Rosas LG, Chen S, Xiao L, Emmert-Aronson BO, Chen WT, Ng E, Martinez E, Baiocchi M, Thompson-Lastad A, Markle EA, Tester J

Beyond Professional Licensure: A Statement of Principle on Culturally-Responsive Healthcare.

Global advances in health and medicine

Ijaz N, Steinberg M, Flaherty T, Neubauer T, Thompson-Lastad A

"Housing Is Health Care": Treating Homelessness in Safety-net Hospitals.

Medical anthropology quarterly

Hanssmann C, Shim JK, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Thompson-Lastad A, Rasidjan MP, Burke NJ

Managing the "hot spots": Health care, policing, and the governance of poverty in the US.

American ethnologist

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Dubbin L, Thompson-Lastad A, Hanssmann C, Burke NJ

Adaptations to Acupuncture and Pain Counseling Implementation in a Multisite Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Ho EY, Thompson-Lastad A, Lam R, Zhang X, Thompson N, Chao MT

Social Literacy: Nurses' Contribution Toward the Co-Production of Self-Management.

Global qualitative nursing research

Dubbin L, Burke N, Fleming M, Thompson-Lastad A, Napoles TM, Yen I, Shim JK

Experiences of Advanced Breast Cancer Among Latina Immigrants: A Qualitative Pilot Study.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Glaser J, Coulter YZ, Thompson-Lastad A, Castro-Smyth L, Serrano E, Adler SR

Group Medical Visits and Clinician Wellbeing.

Global advances in health and medicine

Thompson-Lastad A, Gardiner P

Patient Engagement, Chronic Illness, and the Subject of Health Care Reform.

Medical anthropology

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen I, Thompson-Lastad A, Burke NJ

A crack in the wall: Chronic pain management in integrative group medical visits.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S

Structural Competency: Curriculum for Medical Students, Residents, and Interprofessional Teams on the Structural Factors That Produce Health Disparities.

MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources

Neff J, Holmes SM, Knight KR, Strong S, Thompson-Lastad A, McGuinness C, Duncan L, Saxena N, Harvey MJ, Langford A, Carey-Simms KL, Minahan SN, Satterwhite S, Ruppel C, Lee S, Walkover L, De Avila J, Lewis B, Matthews J, Nelson N

The Quadruple Aim as a Framework for Integrative Group Medical Visits.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Roth I, Thompson-Lastad A, Thomas AU

Acupressure and Therapeutic Touch in Childhood Cancer to Promote Subjective and Intersubjective Experiences of Well-being During Curative Treatment.

Global advances in health and medicine

Hu H, Shear D, Thakkar R, Thompson-Lastad A, Pinderhughes H, Hecht FM, Lown EA

Improving Access to Integrative Oncology Through Group Medical Visits: A Pilot Implementation Project.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Thompson-Lastad A, Atreya CE, Chao MT, Pollak C, Dhruva A, Santana T, Abrams DI

Vulnerable Patients' Psychosocial Experiences in a Group-Based, Integrative Pain Management Program.

Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Bruns EB, Befus D, Wismer B, Knight K, Adler SR, Leonoudakis-Watts K, Thompson-Lastad A, Chao MT

Complex care and contradictions of choice in the safety net.

Sociology of health & illness

Van Natta M, Burke NJ, Yen IH, Rubin S, Fleming MD, Thompson-Lastad A, Shim JK

Response to commentary, "Trauma and the structuring of complex care: Back to the settlements?" by Elizabeth Bowen.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ

Defining trauma in complex care management: Safety-net providers' perspectives on structural vulnerability and time.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Thompson-Lastad A, Yen IH, Fleming MD, Van Natta M, Rubin S, Shim JK, Burke NJ

Patient engagement at the margins: Health care providers' assessments of engagement and the structural determinants of health in the safety-net.

Social science & medicine (1982)

Fleming MD, Shim JK, Yen IH, Thompson-Lastad A, Rubin S, Van Natta M, Burke NJ

Does CenteringPregnancy Group Prenatal Care Affect the Birth Experience of Underserved Women? A Mixed Methods Analysis.

Journal of immigrant and minority health

Liu R, Chao MT, Jostad-Laswell A, Duncan LG