Dr. Beth Griffiths is an internal medicine physician who provides primary care to adults and teaches medical students and residents in primary care clinic.
Dr. Griffiths is passionate about the full spectrum of health care advocacy, from supporting individual patients to working for policy changes that would improve the health of all Americans. She currently serves as director of health care advocacy for the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine and is involved in developing and evaluating efforts to better educate students, residents and faculty on health care policy and advocacy. She is a founding member of the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) Social Justice, Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (SPACE) Committee, which works to broaden DGIM's impact in the community.
In addition, she serves as Co-Director of the UCSF School of Medicine Community Engagement Rotation, a new course which will allow students the opportunity to provide clinical care in unique community settings, as well as develop knowledge and skills in community engagement and advocacy.
Dr. Griffiths earned her master's degree in public health at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, and completed a residency in internal medicine, with a focus on primary care, at UCSF.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Griffiths worked on health and human services legislation in both the California state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. She has held leadership roles in the California Medical Association and American Medical Association as well as taken on an active role in various grassroots, community advocacy coalitions.