Dr. Ho is a board-certified palliative medicine and addiction medicine physician at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed internal medicine training and chief residency at Yale, and fellowships in health services research, palliative care, and addiction medicine at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Her clinical and research interests lie at the intersection of serious illness, the disease that is addiction, pain, and chronic cancer pain. Dr. Ho is dedicated to improving provider knowledge and confidence in primary palliative care and addiction medicine; improving disparate quality of life and care for patients with serious illness and addiction; understanding the role of buprenorphine in palliative care; and challenging stigma against patients who use drugs. She has been an invited speaker at the Harvard Center for Palliative Care courses, the Harvard Inter-professional Palliative care fellowship, the UCSF Division of hospital medicine, the UCSF palliative care fellowship, and has spoken at several national conferences. She is a co-leader of the national buprenorphine peer mentorship support group for palliative and hospice providers, and has contributed to manuscripts and authored several book chapters on addiction and serious illness.