Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5|
San Francisco CA 94110
|University of California, San Francisco||Residency ||School of Medicine|
|American Academy of Pediatrics||1994||Citation for Outstanding Service|
|Robert Wood Johnson Foundation||1998||Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award|
|Johns Hopkins and Howard Universities||2005||Visiting Professor of Minority Health|
|UCSF||2006||Coro Leadership Program|
|Northwestern University||2006||Visiting Professor of Minority Health|
|2010||Institute of Medicine|
||2011||Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine|
|Yale University||2016||Visiting Professor|
|Boston University||2011||Alpert Visiting Professor|
|Indiana University||2011||Visiting Professor|
|Stanford University||2013||Pfeiffer Visiting Professor|
|Stonybrook University||2013||Visiting Professor|
|Cincinnati Children's Hospital||2014||Visiting Professor|
|Washington University in St. Louis||2014||Visiting Professor|
|Vanderbilt University||2015||Discovery Lecture|
|American Pediatric Society||2016||Vice President|
|Cornell University||2016||Visiting Professor|
Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has been a UCSF faculty member since 1993. She is Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Chief of Pediatrics at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine.
As a pediatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has conducted research studies focused on issues of acculturation, immigrant health, and health disparities. She is also interested in the portrayal of body mass images in Latino television media, principally in telenovelas.
In 2012, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was appointed Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development for the School of Medicine. She is responsible for overseeing all academic affairs in the School of Medicine, including the recruitment, development and advancement of a diversified academic workforce of the highest caliber. She is also responsible for overseeing innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training.
Having earned her MD at the University of Michigan, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick came to UCSF for her residency training in pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in health policy at UCSF and MPH in epidemiology from UC Berkeley. She has served in several important national leadership roles, including President of the Society for Pediatric Research and service on the Council of the National Institute for Child Health and Development and the American Pediatric Society. Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was chair of the UCSF Academic Senate from 2009-2011. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2010. In 2016 she was elected to the Presidency of the American Pediatric Society.
Implementation Science, Children/youth, People with limited English proficiency, Socioeconomically marginalized groups, Migrants/refugees, access to prenatal care, infant mortality, low birth weight, prematurity, body mass, mentoring, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, perinatal epidemiology, immigrant health, acculturation, health disparities, perinatal outcomes, advancement, faculty misconduct, child health equity
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