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Kate Margolis, PhD

Attending Psychologist

Dr. Kate Margolis (she/her pronouns) is a UCSF Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and is the Director of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Campus. She is a Spanish-speaking, licensed child clinical psychologist and leads the integrated behavioral health program at the ZSFG Children’s Health Center, which includes the HealthySteps services. Dr. Margolis specializes in implementation of pediatric primary care integrated behavioral health programs and brings expertise in Medicaid financing and sustainability to this work. She has directly supported the implementation and uptake of pediatric integrated behavioral health services to over 50 publicly insured pediatric and family clinics across California and Colorado. Dr. Margolis was a leading collaborator in the development of the new Medi-Cal Dyadic Benefit and is the founding director of the UCSF Center for Advancing Dyadic Care in Pediatrics.

Committed to social justice, trauma-informed, and culturally-responsive care, Dr. Margolis has dedicated her career to enhancing systems of care to better serve marginalized children and families across the continuum of care to include prevention and health promotion in infancy and early childhood. This includes workforce development of behavioral health specialists, pediatric medical professionals, and allied health professionals. Some of her areas of clinical and research interest include health equity for immigrant children and families, systems of care, integrated pediatric primary care, culturally-responsive evidence-based practice, and training/workforce capacity development in integrated primary care.

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