Clinic Leadership Institute

Karen Hill

Karen Hill

UCSF Community Health Systems

Clinic Manager/ NP

Glide Health Services

Professional Bio

Karen Hill is employed in a UCSF Nurse Practitioner Faculty Practice at Glide Health Services in San Francisco, CA. She currently serves as the Clinic Manager and is a Primary Care Provider of direct services to a population of underserved and vulnerable San Francisco residents. She earned an undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco in 1989, a Master’s degree and Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of California San Francisco in 2004. She is currently a third year doctoral student at UCSF with a focus on adolescent occupational health for at risk youth. Karen has a special interest in worker health, underserved populations, and workforce development. She has increased patient access by developing a vibrant volunteer base that includes graduate students and community volunteers. Under her leadership the clinic has increased and improved its health promotion activities and intra and interdepartmental relationships and workplace health. These programs have been directed at increasing immunization rates, chronic disease maintenance, health maintenance screening, patient education and occupational health and safety. She served on the clinic’s implementation team for the electronic health record, and started an adolescent health clinic in a school-based vocational training program on Treasure Island and is active member of the grant writing team for the clinic. She currently supervises nurse practitioners, medical assistants, volunteers and coordinates internships for graduate students. She also is a preceptor to five students in the clinic. She is a member of American Nurses Association, National Association of Black Nurses, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and National Nursing Centers Consortium. She was awarded National Institute of Occupational Health Training Fellowship and Cota Robles Fellowships. Karen is a member on the St Francis Hospital Community, SF Community Breast Cancer advisory boards and has recently been appointed as the first student member UCSF’s Community Participatory Research Advisory Board. Karen is crafting her studies, work and service in manner that aligns with her core belief and commitment to a more impartial and culturally sensitive system of healthcare, one that is socially responsible and allows the individual to retain, regain and maintain their dignity.