Dr. Vierra is a clinician educator with a focus on primary care for the underserved.
M.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio TX 2005
M.P.H., Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston School of Public Health, Houston TX 1999
B.A., Stanford University, Stanford CA 1996
Internship: Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002-2003
Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2005
American Board of Internal Medicine,
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
Honors and Awards
MSP Physician of the year, Vice Chancellor�s Award, 2007
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
Select Recent Publications
Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Azari R, White L, García JA, Vierra H, Virata MC, Franks P. Training residents to employ self-efficacy-enhancing interviewing techniques: randomized controlled trial of a standardized patient intervention. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 May;24(5):606-13.
Fancher, TL, Keenan CR, Vierra HA, Meyers FJ, Henderson MC. TEACH: A Novel Individualized Career Path to Improve Care for the Uninsured. Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 2006.