Dr. Zapata received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and attended medical school at Harvard University, where she also completed a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She did her internal medicine residency at UCSF followed by a year as a Chief Resident at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital before completing her Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at UCSF. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Zapata's academic interests include assessing and addressing the needs of family caregivers of patients with serious illness and health care disparities in palliative care.
Huppert LA, Hsu G, Elnachef N, Flint L, Frank JA, Gensler LS, Hsiao EC, Khanna RR, Qasim A, Schwartz BS, Widera E, Zapata C, Babik JM. A single center evaluation of applicant experiences in virtual interviews across eight internal medicine subspecialty fellowship programs. 2021. PMID: 34187346
Bischoff KE, Choi S, Su A, Cohen E, O'Riordan DL, Oettel E, Blachman M, Meister S, Zapata C, Lindenfeld P, Calton B, Witt L, Pantilat SZ, Shah RJ. Better Together: A Mixed-Methods Study of Palliative Care Co-Management for Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease. 2021. PMID: 34115958
Zapata C, Doyle K, deLima Thomas J, Biewald M, Lindenberger E. Better in Virtually Every Way. 2021. PMID: 34061673
Bischoff KE, Zapata C, Sedki S, Ursem C, O'Riordan DL, England AE, Thompson N, Alfaro A, Rabow MW, Atreya CE. Embedded palliative care for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer: a mixed-methods pilot study. 2020. PMID: 32285263
Zapata CB, Santhosh L. We May Not "Have It All," But We Can Make It Better through Structural Changes. 2018. PMID: 30496331
Zapata CB. Survival Techniques. 2018. PMID: 29872862
Zapata C, Lum HD, Wistar E, Horton C, Sudore RL. Feasibility of a Video-Based Advance Care Planning Website to Facilitate Group Visits among Diverse Adults from a Safety-Net Health System. 2018. PMID: 29461918
Rabow MW, Benner C, Shepard N, Meng MV. Concurrent urologic and palliative care after cystectomy for treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. 2015. PMID: 25814144
Benner C, Greenberg M, Shepard N, Meng MV, Rabow MW. The natural history of symptoms and distress in patients and families following cystectomy for treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer. 2013. PMID: 24184369
Percac-Lima S, Benner CS, Lui R, Aldrich LS, Oo SA, Regan N, Chabner BA. The impact of a culturally tailored patient navigator program on cervical cancer prevention in Latina women. 2013. PMID: 23621746
Cohen PA, Benner C, McCormick D. Use of a pharmaceutically adulterated dietary supplement, Pai You Guo, among Brazilian-born women in the United States. 2011. PMID: 21845487