Samira Soleimanpour, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor
Institute for Health Policy Studies

Dr. Soleimanpour has led numerous multi-site, multi-method school and adolescent health research and evaluation projects with UCSF since 2000. Her primary research interests focus on the influences of school environments and health services on children’s health care access and outcomes, with a particular focus on school-based health centers (SBHCs), school-based mental health services, and community-based participatory research. She has evaluated several local and statewide initiatives to improve physical and mental health and outcomes for school-aged children and contributed to the development of national performance measures for SBHCs. She is committed to the translation of research and evaluation findings into policies and programs that improve children's health and educational outcomes.


Equity in Mental Health Care Receipt among Youth Who Use School-Based Health Centers.

American journal of preventive medicine

Soleimanpour S, Simmons C, Saphir M, Ng S, Jenks K, Geierstanger S

Mental Health Needs, Barriers, and Receipt of Care Among Transgender and Nonbinary Adolescents.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Lucas R, Geierstanger S, Soleimanpour S

Case Management for Social Needs of Youth and Families in School-Based Health Centers.

The Journal of school health

Keeton VF, Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Schapiro NA

Developing National Standardized Performance Measures for School-Based Health Centers: The National Quality Initiative.

The Journal of school health

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Goddard A, Cushing K, Fields P, Love H

Risk and Resilience Factors Associated With Frequency of School-Based Health Center Use.

The Journal of school health

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Lucas R, Ng S, Ferrey I

Access to Contraceptives in School-Based Health Centers: Progress and Opportunities.

American journal of preventive medicine

Sullivan EE, Love HL, Fisher RL, Schlitt JJ, Cook EL, Soleimanpour S

Mental Health Service Provision at School-Based Health Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Qualitative Findings From a National Listening Session.

Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners

Sullivan E, Geierstanger S, Soleimanpour S

School-Based Health Center Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Preliminary Study.

Health promotion practice

Sullivan E, Brey L, Soleimanpour S

Adolescents’ use of school-based health centers and receipt of mental health supports.

Children and Youth Services Review

Margaret Hodges, Sylvia Guendelman, Samira Soleimanpour

School-Based Health Centers: At the Intersection of Health and Education.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Soleimanpour S

The Use of Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers.

Global pediatric health

Love H, Panchal N, Schlitt J, Behr C, Soleimanpour S

Twenty Years Of School-Based Health Care Growth And Expansion.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Love HE, Schlitt J, Soleimanpour S, Panchal N, Behr C

25 Reaching Out to Youth About Trauma: Adolescent Rapid Screening Validation Pilot.

Journal of Adolescent Health

Naomi A. Schapiro, Samira Soleimanpour, Claire D. Brindis

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience: Addressing the Unique Needs of Adolescents.

Academic pediatrics

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger S, Brindis CD

High school students' experiences of bullying and victimization and the association with school health center use.

The Journal of school health

Lewis C, Deardorff J, Lahiff M, Soleimanpour S, Sakashita K, Brindis CD

Children's Health and Health Care Policy (1960s–Present).

Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy

Samira Soleimanpour, Claire D. Brindis

School-based health centers in an era of health care reform: building on history.

Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care

Keeton V, Soleimanpour S, Brindis CD

Chapter 2 The Role of School Health Centers in Health Care Access and Client Outcomes.

School-Based Health Care: Advancing Educational Success and Public Health

Samira Soleimanpour, Sara P. Geierstanger, Shelly Kaller, Virginia McCarter, Claire D. Brindis

Mental health characteristics and health-seeking behaviors of adolescent school-based health center users and nonusers.

The Journal of school health

Amaral G, Geierstanger S, Soleimanpour S, Brindis C

The role of school health centers in health care access and client outcomes.

American journal of public health

Soleimanpour S, Geierstanger SP, Kaller S, McCarter V, Brindis CD

Incorporating youth-led community participatory research into school health center programs and policies.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Soleimanpour S, Brindis C, Geierstanger S, Kandawalla S, Kurlaender T

Youth Action for Health Through Youth-Led Research.

Journal of Community Practice

Ahna Ballonoff Suleiman, Samira Soleimanpour, Jonathan London MCP