The UCLA Women's Health Center and the UCLA Department of Urology are working on increasing resources available to primary care physicians in the care of women with female urinary incontinence. We are inviting physicians to participate in the UCLA research studies that will give these resources and improve access and quality of care to women with urinary incontinence. The research study is led by Dr. Tamara Grisales in urology-gynecoloy surgery. 

If you have questions or are interested in participating, please reach out to Dr. Grisales or Dr. Annie Wang, the primary care champion, at [email protected].


Benefits to the PCPs include:

  • Participating PCPs receive quality improvement support: urinary incontinence education lecture (with CME credit)
  • Participating PCPs receive clinical decision support in Epic: note templates, dotphrases, smart sets, medication guidance, patient education materials etc. 
  • Participating PCPs receive  personalized feedback and coaching on their urinary incontinence care with a urology-gynecology MD champion.  
  • PCPs are randomized to either urology E-consult OR  access to dedicated NP co-management of urinary incontinence via Telemedicine
  • PCPs who are UCLA faculty members participating in the academic promotions process can list participation in the study as “service” on their dossier and in their personal statement for promotion.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the time commitment?

A: Minimal. We ask physicians to participate in the lunch time Zoom didactical lecture on urinary incontinence. Physicians will be asked to read the personalized feedback given by the urology-gynecology MD champion on their urinary incontinence care. That's it!

Q: Who are the patients we will see?

A: YOUR patients only! The team will look ahead on your schedule for females >18 years old who are scheduled already to see you. The team will interface directly with the patient to screen for urinary incontinence and ask if they are interested in participating in the study.

Q: What happens after a patient has been enrolled?

A: When you open a patient encounter for someone who has an appointment with you, you will get an alert notifying you that the patient has been enrolled in the study and that you can discuss urinary incontinence if you like.

Q: How long is the study?

A: Once the study begins, it runs for around 12 months. The CareConnect tools and the knowledge from the urinary incontinence lecture, though, stays for life! 🙂