James Conniff, MD, MPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Affiliated, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

James Conniff

Contact Info

conni020@umn.edu

Office Phone 218-529-9122

Office Address:
Duluth Family Medicine Clinic
330 N Eighth Ave E
Duluth, MN 55805

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Affiliated, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health


MD, Columbia University

University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Medicine Residency

Fellowship in research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

MPH, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Summary

James (Jamie) Conniff, MD, MPH, teaches in the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program and practices family medicine in Duluth with a particular focus on LGBTQ health. He oversees the residency program’s community health training and is the physician leader for Essentia Health’s Gender and Sexual Diversity Workgroup and its Healthcare and Homelessness Committee. He has previously participated in community-based research focused on improving access and quality of care for transgender people, and is particularly interested in training rural physicians to care for transgender patients.

Expertise

LGBTQ health including hormone prescribing, community health, chronic disease, adolescent health

Awards & Recognition

Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program Teacher of the Year, 2016-2017

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Conniff has previously participated in community-based research focused on improving access and quality of care for transgender people, and is particularly interested in training rural physicians to care for transgender patients.

Publications

Budge SL, Belcourt S, Conniff J, Parks R, Pantalone DW, Katz-Wise SL. A grounded theory study of the development of trans youths‘ awareness of coping with gender identity. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 2018; 27(9): 3048-61.

Salkas S, Conniff J, Budge S. Provider quality and barriers to care for transgender people: An analysis of data from the Wisconsin transgender community health assessment. International Journal of Transgenderism. 2017; 19(1):59-63.

Kvach E, Yesehak B, Abebaw H, Conniff J, Busse H, Haq C. Perspectives of female medical faculty in Ethiopia on a leadership fellowship program. International Journal of Medical Education. 2017; 8:314-323.

Evensen A, Wondimagegn D, Zemenfes Ashebir D, Rouleau K, Haq C, Ghavam-Rassoul A, Janakiram P, Kvach E, Busse H, Conniff J, Cornelson B. Family Medicine in Ethiopia: Lessons from a global collaboration. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2017; 30(5): 670-677.

Conniff J. Gender and sexual health: Same-sex relationships. FP Essentials. 2016; 449:37-46.

Conniff J, Dresang L. Does continuous labor support decrease rates of cesarean and assisted vaginal delivery? Evidence-Based Practice. 2016; 19(5):5.

Conniff J, Evensen A. Preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: the primary care perspective. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2016; 29(1):143-151.

Lee J, Conniff J, Krauss C, Schrager S. Brief clinical update on hepatitis C – The essentials. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2015; 114(6):263-269.

Kvach E, Desalegn D, Conniff J, Tefera G, Derbew M, Haq C. Promoting gender equity at Addis Ababa University – College of Health Sciences, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Medical Journal. 2015; 53(2).

Conniff J, Lee J. Are there any office-based interventions proven to be effective to end bullying? Evidence-Based Practice. 2014; 17(7):6.

Clinical

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

LGBTQ health, community health, chronic disease, adolescent health