Dr. Beth Griffiths is an internal medicine physician who provides primary care to adults and teaches medical students and residents in primary care clinic. She also teaches health policy, advocacy, and community engagement and collaborates with researchers to translate their work into policy change.
Dr. Griffiths serves as Co-Associate Director of Training and Policy Programs at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. In addition, she serves as Director of Health Care Advocacy for the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) and is a founding member of the DGIM Social Justice, Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement (SPACE) Committee, which works to broaden DGIM's impact in the community and with policymakers. In addition, she serves as Co-Director of the UCSF School of Medicine Community Engagement Rotation and Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement for the internal medicine residency Health Equity and Advocacy Pathway.
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.