Elena Fuentes-Afflick, MD, MPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 5|
San Francisco CA 94143
School or Department
|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|
|Stanford University||2013||Pfeiffer Visiting Professor|
Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has been a UCSF faculty member since 1993. She is Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Chief of Pediatrics at San Francisco General Hospital.
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 will be 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 will also be 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 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.
Implementation Science, Children/youth, People with limited English proficiency, Socioeconomically marginalized groups, Migrants/refugees, Clinic, access to prenatal care, infant mortality, low birth weight, prematurity, body mass, mentoring junior faculty or trainees, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, perinatal epidemiology, immigrant health, acculturation immigrant health, health disparities, perinatal outcomes
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