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Women in Science at UCSF

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Nisha Acharya
Professor, Proctor Foundation

Nisha Acharya is the Director of the Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease Service and the Uveitis Fellowship at the F.I. Proctor Foundation. Her clinical expertise is the diagnosis and management of patients with infectious and inflammatory eye diseases.

Nancy Adler
Professor, Psychiatry

Nancy Adler, PhD's research interests include Mentoring junior faculty or trainees, reproductive health/unwanted pregnancy, Children/youth, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, and Community-based organization.

Shelley Adler
Professor, Family Community Medicine

Shelley Adler, PhD's research interests include Sociocultural gerontology, Palliative care, Medical education, End of life, and Interprofessional education.

Julia Adler-Milstein
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR).

Anushree Agarwal
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Anushree Agarwal, MD's research interests include pregnancy and heart disease, echocardiography, adult congenital heart disease, sudden death, and outcomes.

Katerina Akassoglou
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Akassoglou has pioneered studies in the investigation of vascular and immune mechanisms in neurologic diseases, and in particular the role of the blood clotting factors in CNS autoimmunity, trauma, and neurodegeneration.

Abbey Alkon
Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

Abbey Alkon, RN, PhD, FAAN's research has touched on Child Day Care Centers, Sympathetic Nervous System, Child Care, Autonomic Nervous System, Parasympathetic Nervous System

Isabel Elaine Allen
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Isabel Elaine Allen, PhD's research interests include Analytics & Data Visualization, Meta-analysis & synthesis research, Clinical Research Design & Analysis, Biometrics, and Biostatistics.

Tamara Alliston
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Our research focuses on the mechanobiologic pathways controlling stem cell and skeletal cell differentiation in bone and cartilage.

Dorie Apollonio
Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Apollonio is Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. She has served as an instructor and research mentor in the UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2004, and has earned multiple teaching awards.

Patricia Arean
Professor, Psychiatry

Patricia Arean, PhD's research has touched on Behavior Therapy, Major Depressive Disorder, Psychotherapy, Mobile Applications, Depression

Michelle Arkin
Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Michelle’s lab develops innovative approaches to screen for chemical tools and drug leads, using biophysical approaches like fragment-based drug discovery and biological approaches including high-content imaging with primary cells and organisms.

Rima Arnaout
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Dr. Rima Arnaout is an Assistant Professor in Medicine (Cardiology) and a member of the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences (ICHS).

Emily Arnold
Associate Professor, Medicine

My research interests lie at the intersections of culture and health behavior, particularly as this relates to gender, sexuality, and HIV-related risk behavior.

Louise Aronson
Professor, Medicine

Louise Aronson MD, MFA is Professor of Geriatrics at UCSF where her interests include optimizing healthcare for older adults, medical education, reflective learning, integrative geriatrics, and public medical writing.

Kirstin Aschbacher
Associate Professor, Medicine

FOCUS: Dr. Kirstin Aschbacher is an Associate Professor and Data Scientist in the Division of Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Nancy Ascher
Professor, Surgery

Nancy Ascher, MD, PhD's research has touched on Women Physicians, Surgeons, Liver Transplantation, Transplantation, Living Donors

Judith Ashouri Sinha
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) afflicts millions globally, causing significant joint deformity, pain, and functional disability.

Ifeyinwa Asiodu
Assistant Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

As a researcher, registered nurse, and lactation consultant, I am extremely passionate about improving breastfeeding rates in the African American community. My research is centered on the intersection of race, gender, family dynamics, life course, and breastfeeding.

Fran Aweeka
Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Aweeka has >25 years of experience as a clinical pharmacologist focusing on HIV, malaria and tuberculosis treatments.

Patricia Babbitt
Professor, Bioengineering

My laboratory uses computational approaches to improve understanding of how nature has evolved enzymes to catalyze many different chemical reactions by re-using ancestral structures and active site architectures.

Chelsea Bahney
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

The overall goal of my research is to develop novel therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. Specifically, I believe we can drive improved tissue regeneration by recapitulating the normal sequences of development and repair.

Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff
Professor, Radiation Oncology

The Barcellos-Hoff laboratory studies radiation carcinogenesis and biologically augmented radiotherapy.

Naomi Bardach
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Bardach is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Policy in the Department of Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California San Francisco.

Deborah Barnes
Professor, Psychiatry

Dementia prevalence is expected to triple worldwide over the next 40 years at tremendous monetary and emotional cost.

Melinda Bender
Assistant Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

In an effort to improve health equity and reduce health disparities, my area of research is, health promotion and obesity related chronic disease prevention (e.g.

Lisa Bero
Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

Lisa Bero, PhD's research has touched on Drug Industry, Publication Bias, Research Support as Topic, Conflict of Interest, Review Literature as Topic

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Professor of Medicine.

Somer Bishop
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Bishop is an Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at UCSF. She is a clinical psychologist with expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Charlene Blake
Assistant Professor, Anesthesia

Charlene Blake, MD, PhD's grants include "Enhancement of Thrombolysis through Inhibition of PAI-1 and Antiplasmin"

Paula Braveman
Professor, Family Community Medicine

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH is Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Penny Brennan
Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Penny Brennan, PhD's research has touched on Alcohol Drinking, Prescription Drug Misuse, Nursing Homes, Alcohol-Related Disorders, Alcoholism

Claire Brindis
Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies

Claire D. Brindis, Dr. P.H., is Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is Director of the Philip R.

Joelle Brown
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Joelle Brown, PhD's research interests include safer conception, vaccines, reproductive health, HPV, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Lillian Brown
Assistant Professor, Medicine

My research focuses on improving clinical outcomes among HIV-infected youth in sub-Saharan Africa and to study social network-informed approaches to support engagement in HIV care and improve HIV treatment outcomes.

Katja Brueckner
Associate Professor, Cell and Tissue Biology

Katja Brueckner received her PhD. in biology and cell signalling from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the University of Heidelberg, Germany. She performed her postdoctoral studies at the EMBL and Harvard Medical School.

Nicki Bush
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Bush is an Associate Professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics.

Amy Byers
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Byers is an epidemiologist with a background in aging research, methods, and biostatistics.

Carolyn Calfee
Professor, Medicine

Carolyn S. Calfee, MD MAS is Associate Professor in Residence of Medicine and Anesthesia at UCSF, where she attends in the intensive care units at Moffitt-Long Hospital.

Carol Camlin
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

I am a social demographer in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at UCSF.

Cynthia Campbell
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Cynthia Campbell, PhD's research interests include health systems, Substance use research, health services and policy, and prescription opioids.

Kaitlin Casaletto
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Kaitlin obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in 2015.

Marcelle Cedars
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Marcelle Cedars, MD's research has touched on Female Infertility, Ovary, Ovarian Follicle, Fertilization in Vitro, Infertility

Soonmee Cha
Professor, Radiology

Soonmee Cha, MD, is a Professor In Residence of Radiology and Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director, and she is Radiology's Vice-Chair of Education.

June Chan
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. June M. Chan has broad interests in cancer prevention and public health, in particular what individuals can do to modify their risk of chronic disease, co-morbidity, and death.

Matilda Chan
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Matilda Chan is a cornea specialist at the F.I. Proctor Foundation. Her clinical expertise is the diagnosis and management of patients with corneal and ocular surface diseases.

Sindhu Chandran
Associate Professor, Medicine

A transplant nephrologist with expertise in kidney and pancreas transplantation, Dr. Chandran earned her medical degree at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and completed her residency at the University of Arizona.

Susan Chang
Professor, Neurological Surgery

Susan Chang, MD's research has touched on Glioblastoma, Brain Neoplasms, Glioma, Dacarbazine, Alkylating Antineoplastic Agents

Linda Chao
Professor, Radiology

Linda Chao, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.

Maria Chao
Associate Professor, Medicine

Maria T. Chao, DrPH, MPA is an associate professor at the University of California San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Myriam Chaumeil
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Myriam Chaumeil, PhD's research has touched on Glioma, Carbon Isotopes, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Isocitrate Dehydrogenase, Lactic Acid

Jennifer Chen
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Jennifer Chen, MD's research has touched on Chronic Hepatitis C, Infectious Pregnancy Complications, Stillbirth, Tricyclic Antidepressive Agents, Hepatic Stellate Cells

Iona Cheng
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Iona Cheng is an epidemiologist with research interests focused on the role of genetics, health behaviors, environmental exposures, and neighborhood factors on cancer incidence and prognosis.

Margaret Chesney
Professor, Medicine

Margaret A. Chesney is a Professor of Medicine at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. From 2010 to 2015, she served as the director of the UCSF Osher Center, with its three core programs in integrative medicine research, education and patient care.

Seemay Chou
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics

Felicia Chow
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Felicia Chow, MD's research has touched on HIV Infections, Anti-Retroviral Agents, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Stroke, Central Nervous System Infections

Stephanie Christenson
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Dr. Christenson is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine. She serves as an attending physician in the Critical Care Unit and Adult Pulmonary Clinic.

Carolyn Chu
Associate Professor, Family Community Medicine

Carolyn Chu, MD's research interests include HIV and hepatitis education/training, HIV primary care, and HIV and hepatitis prevention.

Sharon Chung
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Chung completed her MD (2001) at Johns Hopkins University where she was also an intern and resident (2001-04) in Internal Medicine. She was a Rheumatology Clinical Fellow at UCSF (2004-07), and joined the UCSF faculty in 2007.

Jennifer Cocohoba
Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

Dr. Cocohoba is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Cocohoba specializes in HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care.

Deborah Cohan
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Deborah Cohan, MD, MPH's research interests include Embodied Medicine, Social Justice, HIV, Women's Health, and Mindfulness.

Beth Cohen
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Cohen is an internist and clinical investigator whose research focuses on health outcomes in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Geraldine Collins-Bride
Professor, Community Health Systems

Geraldine Collins-Bride, RN, MS, FAAN's research has touched on Nursing Faculty Practice, Community Health Nursing, Nurse's Role, Nursing Schools, Nursing Models

Melissa Conrad
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Currently, my interests are the molecular epidemiology of antimalarial resistance in Uganda and the impact of drug and insecticide resistance on the transmission of malaria from humans to mosquitoes.

Amy Conroy
Assistant Professor, Medicine

I am a behavioral scientist with multidisciplinary training from the fields of public health, psychology, anthropology, and sociology.

Alexandra Crosswell
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Alexandra D. Crosswell is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Health and Community within the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She obtained her PhD in Health Psychology from UCLA in 2014.

Maria Dall'Era
Professor, Medicine

Maria Dall’Era, M.D. is professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology. Within rheumatology, her subspecialty is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis.

Emily Dauria
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Emily Dauria, PhD, MPH's research interests include HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, health disparities, sexually transmitted infections, and Social determinants of health.

Carol Dawson-Rose
Professor, Community Health Systems

Carol Dawson-Rose, RN, PhD, FAAN's research interests include International (public health), Works-in-progress seminars, Education, Trauma, and Decision aids.

Christine Dehlendorf
Associate Professor, Family Community Medicine

As a family physician with advanced training in family planning and a Masters Degree in Clinical Research, I perform research and clinical work designed to address the family planning needs of low-income, diverse populations.

Cynthia Delgado
Assistant Professor, Medicine

My emerging research program is at a crossroads of chronic kidney disease, quality of life and outcomes related research. CKD is a major public health issue and its prevalence is expected to grow at an alarming rate in the United States.

Francesca Nesta Delling
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Francesca Nesta Delling, MD, MPH's research interests include sudden cardiac death, cardiomyopathy, aortic valve disease, tricuspid valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse.

Carly Demopoulos
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Carly Demopoulos, PhD's research has touched on Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autistic Disorder, Nonverbal Communication, Speech, Social Perception

Tejal Desai
Professor, Bioengineering

Dr. Desai’s research brings together advanced micro and nanotechnologies, fundamental insight into cellular behavior in engineered environments, and novel pharmacologic delivery approaches to address disease treatment and clinical translation.

Dena Dubal
Associate Professor, Neurology

The goal of our research is to investigate mechanisms of longevity, resilience and neurodegenerative disease. Broadly we investigate how aging pathways can confer resilience to a brain and counter neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Ruth Dubin
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Ruth Dubin's research has touched on Chronic Kidney Failure, Renal Dialysis, Brachial Artery, Troponin T, Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Sophie Dumont
Associate Professor, Cell and Tissue Biology

Sophie Dumont, PhD's research has touched on Spindle Apparatus, Microtubules, Chromosome Segregation, Kinetochores, Dyneins

Felice Dunn
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Felice Dunn, PhD's research has touched on Retinal Bipolar Cells, Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells, Ocular Adaptation, Visual Pathways, Retina

Elizabeth Dzeng
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Dr. Dzeng is a sociologist and hospitalist physician conducting research at the nexus of palliative and end-of-life care, empirical bioethics, and sociology.

Maria Ekstrand
Professor, Medicine

Maria Ekstrand, PhD's research has touched on Social Stigma, Dental Caries, India, HIV Infections, Soccer

Alison El Ayadi
Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Alison El Ayadi, MPH, ScD's research has touched on Hypovolemia, Gravity Suits, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Vaginal Fistula, Shock

Hana El-Samad
Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics

Hana El-Samad, PhD's research has touched on Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Fungal Gene Expression Regulation, Stochastic Processes, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins, Gene Regulatory Networks

Fanny Elahi
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Fanny Elahi is a board-certified neurologist with specific expertise in the evaluation and management of patients with cognitive and behavioral disorders due to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Joanne Engel
Professor, Medicine

My lab is interested in the complex interplay between bacterial pathogens and host cells. In particular, we study two important human pathogens, Chlamydia trachomatis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Elissa Epel
Professor, Psychiatry

Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, at University of California, San Francisco. Her research aims to elucidate mechanisms of healthy aging, and to apply this basic science to scalable interventions that can reach vulnerable populations.

Laura Esserman
Professor, Surgery

Dr. Laura Esserman, M.D., M.B.A is a surgeon and breast cancer oncology specialist practicing at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center where she has also held the position of Director since 1996.

Mica Estrada
Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Dr. Mica Estrada received her Ph.D. (1997) in Social Psychology from Harvard University and now is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Michelle Estrella
Associate Professor, Medicine

The overall goals of my research are to improve our understanding of chronic kidney disease and its consequences (e.g.

Elizabeth Fair
Associate Professor, Medicine

Elizabeth Fair, PhD, MPH's research has touched on Infectious Disease Medicine, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Contact Tracing, Tuberculosis, Gender Identity

Margaret Fang
Associate Professor, Medicine

Margaret Fang is a clinician-investigator and the Research Director of the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director of the UCSF Anticoagulation Clinic and the Director of the UCSF Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship.

Margaret Feeney
Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Feeney is a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health at UCSF. She is the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded projects focused on the immune response to malaria and HIV among infants and children.

Laura Fejerman
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Fejerman’s research focuses on the discovery of genetic and non-genetic factors that contribute to breast cancer risk and prognosis in Latinas.

Jennifer Felder
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Jennifer Felder, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to promoting women’s health during pregnancy and early parenting (i.e., the perinatal period).

Sandy Feng
Professor, Surgery

Sandy Feng, MD, PhD's research has touched on Graft Rejection, Graft Survival, Liver Transplantation, End Stage Liver Disease, Tissue Donors

Alicia Fernandez
Professor, Medicine

Alicia Fernandez, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General where she practices primary care medicine and attends on the medical wards.

Donna Ferriero
Professor, Pediatrics

Donna Ferriero, MD MS is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at UCSF. She is also a member of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Emily Finlayson
Professor, Surgery

Emily Finlayson's research interests include Functional Outcomes after Surgery, Research with Administrative Data, and Geriatric Surgery.

Susan Fisher
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Our group works in three areas. In the first, we are studying the mechanisms used by the trophoblast cells of the human placenta to invade the uterus during normal pregnancy.

Valerie Flaherman
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Valerie Flaherman, MD's research has touched on Weight Loss, Breast Milk Expression, Human Milk, Breast Feeding, Mothers

Kirsten Fleischmann
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Kirsten Fleischmann is a cardiologist specializing in echocardiography and non-invasive cardiology.

Annesa Flentje
Assistant Professor, Community Health Systems

Annesa Flentje, PhD's research interests include substance abuse treatment, sexual minority stress, substance abuse, gene expression, and Lesbian gay bisexual and transgender health.

Elena Flowers
Associate Professor, Physiological Nursing

My program of research focuses on precision medicine and risk for type 2 diabetes in high risk racial groups. Specifically, I am studying the utility of epigenetic biomarkers for risk detection and prediction of response to risk-reduction interventions.

Elyse Foster
Professor, Medicine

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Elyse Foster is a cardiologist with special interests in Non-Invasive Cardiology, in particular, Echocardiography, Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult Population and Valvular Heart Disease.

Linda Franck
Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

My program of research focuses on health care for acutely and chronically ill infants and children, in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings, with a particular emphasis on pain assessment and management.

Lynda Frassetto
Professor, Medicine

Lynda Frassetto, MD, is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF). She grew up in the greater New York metropolitan area and attended college and medical school in Connecticut.

Susanna Fryer
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Susanna Fryer, PhD's research has touched on Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects, Alcohol Drinking, Corpus Callosum, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Brain Waves

Ying-Hui Fu
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Fu’s research uses human genetics combined with multiple model organisms to investigate molecular mechanisms of human conditions. Her laboratory has been focusing on two areas: one in myelin biology and the other in circadian rhythm and sleep behaviors.

Elena Fuentes-Afflick
Professor, Pediatrics

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.

Heather Fullerton
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Heather Fullerton is a pediatric vascular neurologist with an active clinical research program in childhood stroke. She is Chief of the UCSF Division of Child Neurology and Medical Director of the Pediatric Brain Center at Benioff Children’s Hospital.

Meghana Gadgil
Assistant Professor, Medicine

My long-term goal is the prevention of chronic disease, with an emphasis on diabetes and hypertension, in high risk populations.

Danica Galonic Fujimori
Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology

Our group investigates mechanisms, regulation, and biological functions of methyl group addition to proteins and RNA.

Li Gan
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Gan studies the molecular mechanisms behind the loss of functional neurons in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal Dementia.

Monica Gandhi
Professor, Medicine

Monica Gandhi MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief (Clinical Operations/ Education) of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF/ San Francisco General Hospital.

Andrea Garber
Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Garber is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB).

Maria Garcia
Assistant Professor, Medicine

As a clinician investigator, Dr. Garcia focuses on co-morbid mental health and chronic diseases and their disproportionate impact on vulnerable and marginalized populations.

Jennifer Garrison
Assistant Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology

Jennifer Garrison, PhD's research has touched on Endoplasmic Reticulum, Smell, Animal Sexual Behavior, Vasopressins, Oxytocin

Elena Gates
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Elena Gates, MD's research has touched on Bioethical Issues, Personal Autonomy, Trial of Labor, Reproductive Health, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean

Ruby Ghadially
Professor, Dermatology

Ruby Ghadially, MD's research has touched on Aldehyde Dehydrogenase, Skin Aging, Keratinocytes, Epidermis, Stem Cells

Kathy Giacomini
Professor, Bioengineering

The Giacomini research group focuses on expanding our understanding of membrane transporters. Membrane transporters are of great pharmacological importance, as they play a major role in drug efficacy by regulating drug disposition and distribution.

Carolyn Gibson
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Gibson is a psychologist and health services researcher based at the San Francisco VA. Her research focuses on women’s physical and mental health related to menopause and aging.

Linda Giudice
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD is Distinguished Professor, Chair Emerita, and the Robert B. Jaffe MD Endowed Professor in the Reproductive Sciences in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Hannah Glass
Associate Professor, Neurology

Dr. Hannah Glass is a pediatric neurologist, founding co-director of the Neurointensive Care Nursery (NICN), and Director of Neonatal Critical Care Services at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Orit Glenn
Professor, Radiology

Orit Glenn, MD, is a Professor in the Neuroradiology Section in the Department of Radiology, with additional expertise in pediatric and fetal neuroimaging.

Maria Glymour
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Maria Glymour, ScD, MS's research has touched on Dementia, Stroke, Body Mass Index, Educational Status, Memory Disorders

Scarlett Gomez
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Scarlett Gomez's research has touched on Breast Neoplasms, Social Class, Residence Characteristics, Ethnic Groups, Asian Americans

Erin Gordon
Assistant Professor, Medicine

I am a physician-scientist with an interest in airway epithelial dysfunction in asthma. Specifically, my lab focuses on understanding how genetic risk variants that are associated with asthma at a population level, actually confer risk of disease at a molecular level.

Marilu Gorno Tempini
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Maria Luisa Gorno Tempini is a behavioral neurologist, currently directing the Language Neurobiology laboratory of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and serving as the neurology lead of the UCSF Dyslexia Center.

Deborah Grady
Professor, Medicine

Deborah Grady, MD, MPH is Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and of Medicine, Vice Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the UCSF/Mount Zion Women's Health Clinical Research Center and the UCSF Women's Health Faculty Development Program.

Jennifer Grandis
American Cancer Society Professor, Otolaryngology

Jennifer R. Grandis, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS), and she is the Associate Vice Chancellor—Clinical and Translational Research (AVC-CTR) at the University of California, San Francisco.

Mary Gray
Professor, Medicine

I am Medical Director for Cardiology Clinical Services at San Francisco General Hospital.

Ruth Greenblatt
Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

I am an Infectious Diseases trained Internist based in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, in the UCSF School of Pharmacy. My research is focused on HIV infection in women, particularly the effects of gonadal aging and pharmacology.

Carol Gross
Professor, Cell and Tissue Biology

Carol Gross, PhD's research has touched on DNA-Directed RNA Polymerases, Heat-Shock Proteins, Escherichia coli Proteins, Escherichia coli, Sigma Factor

Vanessa Grubbs
Associate Professor, Medicine

Vanessa Grubbs, MD's research interests include palliative care, end-stage kidney disease, kidney transplant disparities, and creative writing.

Lauren Haack
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

I am a clinical psychologist with research and clinical interests focused on 1) cultural influences to mental health conceptualization, assessment, and treatment, and 2) accessible and culturally appropriate evidence-based services for vulnerable youth and families worldwide. …

Mary Haan
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Mary Haan, DrPH, MPH's research has touched on Aging, Cognition Disorders, Dementia, Mexican Americans, Acculturation

Judith Hahn
Professor, Medicine

I am a Professor in Residence in the HIV, ID, and Global Medicine Division in the Department of Medicine.

Joanna Halkias
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Joanna Halkias, MD's research has touched on Cell Movement, Thymus Gland, Thymocytes, CCR7 Receptors, Lymphopoiesis

Sharon Hall
Professor, Psychiatry

Sharon Hall, PhD's research has touched on Substance Withdrawal Syndrome, Methadone, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Tobacco Use Disorder

Rita Hamad
Assistant Professor, Family Community Medicine

Dr. Rita Hamad is a social epidemiologist and family physician in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Family & Community Medicine at UCSF.

Margaret Handley
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Margaret Handley is a public heath-trained epidemiologist in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Center for Vulnerable Populations, at the University of California San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Cynthia Harper
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Cynthia C. Harper, PhD, is a Professor in Residence in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and is the Director of the UCSF-Kaiser BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) K12 scholar training program.

Charlene Harrington
Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences

Charlene Harrington, RN, PhD, FAAN's research has touched on Personnel Staffing and Scheduling, Home Care Services, Medicaid, Nursing Homes, Nursing Staff

Julie Harris-Wai
Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Julie Harris-Wai, PhD, MPH's research has touched on Family, Genetic Testing, Family Relations, Melanoma, Communication

Diane Havlir
Professor, Medicine

The goal of my research is to develop therapeutic strategies to improve the lives of persons living with HIV, to reduce the global burden of HIV, and to advance public health in East Africa.

Michelle Hermiston
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Michelle Hermiston, MD, PhD's research has touched on STAT Transcription Factors, Langerhans-Cell Histiocytosis, Leukocyte Common Antigens, Precursor T-Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma, Janus Kinases

Laura Hill-Sakurai
Professor, Family Community Medicine

Laura Hill-Sakurai, MD's research has touched on Group Processes, Medical Students, Allied Health Personnel, Job Satisfaction, Professional Role

Joan Hilton
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Joan Hilton, DSc, MPH's research has touched on Eczema, Nicotinic Agonists, Benzazepines, Tobacco Use Cessation, Quinoxalines

Gillian Hirst
Assistant Professor, Surgery

Gillian Hirst, PhD's research has touched on Microsatellite Repeats, Carboplatin, Clonal Evolution, Trinucleotide Repeat Expansion, Genetic Techniques

Sunita Ho
Professor, Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

Mechanical loads manifest into strains within tissues and interfaces of an organ. Strains within tissues are transduced by the cells to produce the needed extracellular matrix proteins to meet functional demands.

Fumiko Hoeft
Professor, Psychiatry

Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD is Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences and directs the UCSF Hoeft Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (brainLENS.org).

Jill Hollenbach
Associate Professor, Neurology

Jill Hollenbach, PhD, MPH's research has touched on KIR Receptors, Population Genetics, Histocompatibility Testing, Immunogenetics, HLA Antigens

Brooke Hollister
Associate Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Brooke Hollister, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Michelle Hsiang
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Michelle Hsiang’s career is focused on improving the health of children through clinical care and the study of malaria, an infectious disease that is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in resource-limited settings.

Christine Hsieh
Assistant Professor, Medicine

I am interested in immunology, inflammation, and wound healing. My laboratory primarily studies innate immune responses using an experimental model of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Priscilla Hsue
Professor, Medicine

Professional Experience: Dr. Hsue trained in Internal Medicine in the Molecular Medicine Training Program at UC San Francisco and in Cardiovascular Medicine at UC San Francisco. She served as Chief Cardiology Fellow during this time.

Alison Huang
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Alison Huang is an internal medicine physician, clinical epidemiologist, and clinical trialist at the University of California San Francisco.

Chiung-Yu Huang
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Chiung-Yu Huang is Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA).

Susan Hyde
Professor, Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

Susan Hyde, DDS, MPH, PhD's research interests include program evaluation, Oral health, interprofessional education, welfare reform, dental public health

Nola Hylton
Professor, Radiology

Nola Hylton, PhD, is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Co-Director of the Breast Cancer Research Interest Group, and Director of the Breast Imaging Research Group at the University of California, San Francisco.

Holly Ingraham
Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology

Holly Ingraham, PhD's research interests include Sex-dependent neurocircuits, Endocrine Life Stages and Disease, Estrogen and Hormone Signaling in Metabolism, Feamle Physiology, and Age-Related Diseases.

Roshanak Irannejad
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Inst

Roshanak Irannejad, PhD's research has touched on Endocytosis, Endosomes, G-Protein-Coupled Receptors, Dobutamine, beta-1 Adrenergic Receptors

Sam Irwin
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Dr. Sam Irwin is a board-certified child neurologist and headache specialist at UCSF.

Jane Jih
Assistant Professor, Medicine

I am a practicing general internist and investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.

Kirsten Johansen
Professor, Medicine

Kirsten Johansen, MD's research has touched on Kidney Diseases, Chronic Renal Insufficiency, Chronic Kidney Failure, Renal Dialysis, Body Composition

Julene Johnson
Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Julene K Johnson, PhD is both the Associate Dean of Research for the UCSF School of Nursing and the Associate Director at the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging. She is also the Research Education Core Lead and mentor in the UCSF Center for Aging in Diverse Communities.…

Galen Joseph
Associate Professor, Anthro, History, Social Med

Galen Joseph, PhD's research has touched on Cultural Diversity, Genetic Counseling, Genetic Testing, Patient Selection, Neonatal Screening

Natalia Jura
Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Research Inst

Natalia Jura, PhD's research has touched on Neuregulin-1, Phosphotransferases, ErbB-3 Receptor, ErbB Receptors, Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor

Sunitha Kaiser
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Kaiser's goal is to improve quality of care for hospitalized children by accelerating use of evidence-based guidelines in clinical practice. She is currently supported by a Career Development Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Tonya Kaltenbach
Associate Professor, Medicine

Tonya Kaltenbach, MD's research interests include Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR), Image Enhanced Endoscopy, Detection of Nonpolypoid (Flat) Lesions, Balloon Assisted Deep Enteroscopy (single and double balloon), and Complex Polypectomy.

Alka Kanaya
Professor, Medicine

I have focused my clinical research in the field of type 2 diabetes and obesity and have developed a three-pronged research program that is unified under this theme.

Mi-Suk Kang Dufour
Associate Professor, Medicine

Mi-Suk Kang Dufour is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Division of Prevention Science, and the Global Health Sciences group. She also teaches in the Biostatistics and Epidemiology division at UC Berkeley.

Aimee Kao
Associate Professor, Neurology

Aimee Kao, MD, PhD's research has touched on Neurodegenerative Diseases, Intercellular Signaling Peptides and Proteins, Tuberous Sclerosis, Monosaccharide Transport Proteins, TDP-43 Proteinopathies

Celia Kaplan
Professor, Medicine

Celia Kaplan, DrPH's research interests include Cancer prevention, Department of public health, Lung Cancer Screening, Latino health, and limited English proficiency.

Leah Karliner
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Karliner is Professor in Residence in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Wendy Katzman
Professor, Physical Therapy

Dr. Wendy Katzman is Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She is a physical therapist and board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Galateia Kazakia
Associate Professor, Radiology

Galateia J. Kazakia, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence and Director of Bone Quality Research Laboratory in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Susan Kegeles
Professor, Medicine

Susan M. Kegeles, PhD is Professor of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine, in the Division of Prevention Science, and Co-Director of the Center for Prevention Studies (CAPS).

Roberta Keller
Professor, Pediatrics

My research program is in developmental lung disease. I am interested in the evaluation of prognostic factors, biomarkers and consequences of lung disease related to extreme prematurity or birth defects (specifically, congenital diaphragmatic hernia).

Karla Kerlikowske
Professor, Medicine

Karla Kerlikowske, MD's research has touched on Breast Density, Breast Neoplasms, Breast, Mammography, Early Detection of Cancer

Helen Kim
Professor, Anesthesia

My research focuses on identifying risk factors that predispose younger individuals to stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Young Shin Kim
Professor, Psychiatry

Young Shin Kim, MD, MS, MPH, PhD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who focuses on the distribution of childhood onset neuropsychiatric disorders and disruptive behavioral problems, including autism and bullying.

Leigh Kimberg
Professor, Medicine

Leigh Kimberg, MD's research has touched on Sexual Partners, Psychological Stress, Primary Health Care, Domestic Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

Rachel King
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Rachel King, PhD's research has touched on HIV Seropositivity, Uganda, Sexual Partners, Safe Sex, Risk-Taking

Kimberly Kirkwood
Professor, Surgery

Kimberly Kirkwood, MD's research has touched on Neprilysin, Neurokinin-1 Receptors, Pancreas, Pancreatitis, Substance P

Kelly Knight
Associate Professor, Anthro, History, Social Med

Kelly Knight, PhD's research has touched on Chronic Pain, Substance-Related Disorders, Housing, Safety-net Providers, Intravenous Substance Abuse

Sarah Knox
Associate Professor, Cell and Tissue Biology

Sarah Knox, PhD's research has touched on Submandibular Gland, Organogenesis, Salivary Glands, Lacrimal Apparatus, Acinar Cells

Nerissa Ko
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Nerissa Ko is neurointensivist, a neurologist with specialized training in the care of patients in the intensive care unit with neurological diseases. She also has specialty training to care for patients with cerebrovascular diseases.

Barbara Koenig
Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Barbara Koenig, PhD, RN's research has touched on Genetic Research, Genetic Testing, Biological Specimen Banks, Genomics, Informed Consent

Laura Koth
Professor, Medicine

Laura Koth received a B.S. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in Biochemistry and an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1994.

Elaine Ku
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Elaine Ku, MD's research interests include Hypertension, Transitional care, Cardiovascular risk factors in chronic kidney disease, and Disparities in transplant access and outcomes.

Carla Kuon
Assistant Professor, Medicine

I was born in Lima Peru. My family moved to the United States when I was 12 due to the eruption of terrorism in my country via a group called The Shining Path, which destabilized the region. I come from a line of physicians with a history of service to the poor.

Miriam Kuppermann
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Miriam Kuppermann is a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

Margot Kushel
Professor, Medicine

Margot Kushel, MD is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and the Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations.

Noelle L'Etoile
Associate Professor, Cell and Tissue Biology

Noelle L'Etoile, PhD's grants include "The Effect of Normal and Prolonged Sensory Activity on Neural Circuits", "Olfactory Adaptation in C. Elegans"

Jennifer Lai
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Lai is a general and transplant hepatologist who specializes in caring for patients with chronic viral hepatitis, autoimmune disorders, and cirrhosis, particularly those awaiting liver transplantation.

Diana Laird
Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Our research focuses on the development of germ cells in mammalian embryos.

Aparna Lakkaraju
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Dr. Lakkaraju’s research uses fundamental insights from retinal cell biology to develop effective therapies for inherited and age-related macular degenerations (AMD).

Cristina Lanata
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Cristina Lanata, MD's research interests include DNA methylation, systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis, and environmental exposures.

June Lee
Professor, Medicine

June Lee, MD, is a Professor in the School of Medicine at UCSF.

Kathryn Lee
Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

Dr. Lee has been in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing since 1988. She is Professor Emerita with a program of research in the area of sleep, fatigue, and circadian rhythms particularly focused on women and reproductive health issues.

Jacqueline Leung
Professor, Anesthesia

Dr. Leung is the director of the Perioperative Medicine Research Group based at UCSF Medical Center. The group conducts outcomes research in older surgical patients.

Heather Leutwyler
Associate Professor, Physiological Nursing

My program of research focuses on the identification of factors associated with poor physical health among older adults with schizophrenia in order to design effective interventions.

Kaja Lewinn
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Kaja LeWinn, Sc.D., is an epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Division at the University of California, San Francisco.

Yan Li
Assistant Professor, Radiology

Yan Li, PhD's research has touched on Glioblastoma, Glioma, Brain Neoplasms, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Marguerita Lightfoot
Professor, Medicine

Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD is Professor of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine, Chief for the Division of Prevention Science, and Director of the Center for Prevention Studies (CAPS) and UCSF Prevention Research Center (PRC).

Lin Lin
Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

Lin Lin, RN, PhD's research has touched on Psychological Adaptation, Brain Neoplasms, Mood Disorders, Uncertainty, Psychological Models

Pamela Ling
Professor, Medicine

Pamela Ling, MD's research interests include Tobacco Use (cigarettes and smokeless tobacco), Education, HIV Prevention, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, and Policy advocacy.

Sheri Lippman
Associate Professor, Medicine

Sheri Lippman, PhD's research interests include Social epidemiology, Community engagement/ community mobilization, Multi-level intervention programs, Implementation science, and Rapid self-testing and point-of-care testing for STI/HIV.

Jenny Liu
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Jenny Liu, PhD, MPP, MA's research has touched on Commerce, Malaria, Nigeria, Anopheles, Routine Diagnostic Tests

Jing Liu
Associate Professor, Radiology

Jing Liu, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Kathleen Liu
Professor, Medicine

Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD's research has touched on Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Acute Kidney Injury, Acute Lung Injury, Renal Replacement Therapy, Critical Care

Maya Lodish
Professor, Pediatrics

Maya Lodish, MD's research has touched on Adrenocorticotropic Hormone, Pituitary ACTH Hypersecretion, Endocrine Gland Neoplasms, Cushing Syndrome, Adrenal Cortex

Rachel Loewy
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

My research focuses on early identification and intervention in schizophrenia. This includes identifying risk factors for developing psychosis, diagnosing prodromal psychosis, and testing novel interventions for early psychosis.

Anne Lown
Associate Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Lown has expertise in the psycho-social consequences of trauma (child abuse, adult interpersonal violence, and childhood cancer survivors and siblings).

Tiffany Lucas
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Tiffany Lucas, MD's research has touched on Community Networks, Allied Health Personnel, Capacity Building, Hemophilia A, Fellowships and Scholarships

Paula Lum
Professor, Medicine

Paula J. Lum, MD MPH is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Program Director of the UCSF Primary Care Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

Janine Lupo Palladino
Associate Professor, Radiology

Janine Lupo, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Surbeck Laboratory of Advanced Imaging and Neuroimaging Research Interest Group of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Courtney Lyles
Associate Professor, Medicine

Courtney Lyles, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Susan Lynch
Professor, Medicine

Our human microbiome research program focuses on the gastrointestinal and airway microbiomes and their influence on the development and maintenance of chronic inflammatory disease.

Audrey Lyndon
Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

My research program focuses on building knowledge to improve patient safety and quality in inpatient maternity and neonatal care.

Tippi Mackenzie
Professor, Surgery

Tippi Mackenzie, MD's research has touched on Maternal-Fetal Histocompatibility, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Chimerism, Fetal Diseases, Fetal Therapies

Uma Mahadevan
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Mahadevan completed a medical degree at the State University of New York in Brooklyn.

Jacquelyn Maher
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Maher is Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at San Francisco General Hospital and Director of the UCSF Liver Center. Research in her laboratory focuses on the pathogenesis of fatty liver disease.

Sharmila Majumdar
Professor, Radiology

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD's research interests include bone, knee, cartilage, osteoporosis, imaging

Ruth Malone
Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences

Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN's research interests include Tobacco control policy and strategy Tobacco industry activities aimed at undermining public health Tobacco control in the US military Corporate social responsibility and health

Christina Mangurian
Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Mangurian is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Department of Psychiatry's Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity.

Rupa Marya
Associate Professor, Medicine

Rupa Marya, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine within the Division of Hospital Medicine.

Ashley Mason
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Ashley Mason, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. She is core research faculty at the UCSF Osher Center and a provider in the UCSF Osher Center Clinic. She is the Co-Director of the UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment (COAST).

Carol Mathews
Professor, Psychiatry

Carol Mathews, MD's research has touched on Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Self-Help Groups, Hoarding Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Katherine Matthay
Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Katherine Matthay is the chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and has been focused for more than 20 years on translational research in neuroblastoma, a deadly childhood cancer.

Wendy Max
Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Wendy Max, Ph.D. is Professor of Health Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco. She has been on the faculty at UCSF since 1987.

Jeanette McCarthy
Associate Professor, Medicine

As a genome scientist, I spent years doing research on the genetic underpinnings of complex diseases, both infectious and chronic, and working to advance the field of precision medicine. More recently, I've turned my attention to educating stakeholders in this field.

Lisa McConlogue
Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics

The McConlogue laboratory focuses on both understanding the mechanisms involved in neurodegeneration driven by misfolding-prone proteins and in developing therapeutic approaches to treat neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases (AD and PD).

Meghan McGarry
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. McGarry is a Pediatric Pulmonologist who researches cystic fibrosis. Her main focus is researching health disparities in cystic fibrosis, particularly in minorities. She is conducting a cohort study of lung function in Latinos/Hispanics with cystic fibrosis.

Monica McLemore
Assistant Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

My program of research is focused on understanding the factors that influence the health, wellbeing and livelihood of low-income and women of color who I am fortunate enough to serve clinically at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.

Susan Meffert
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Susan M. Meffert M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and UCSF Global Health Sciences Faculty Affiliate.

Elizabeth Mertz
Professor, Preventive & Restor Dent Sci

Elizabeth Mertz, PhD's research has touched on Dental Care, Dentists' Practice Patterns, Dentists, Oral Health, Pediatric Dentistry

Christine Miaskowski
Professor, Physiological Nursing

Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN's research has touched on Breast Neoplasms, Sleep Wake Disorders, Pain, Neoplasms, Fatigue

Marsha Michie
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Marsha Michie is an anthropologist and empirical bioethicist who studies social and ethical issues in genetics, including moral and religious perspectives.

Jennifer Mitchell
Associate Professor, Neurology

I conduct translational neuroscience research that rests at the intersection of psychology, pharmacology, and genetics.

Annette Molinaro
Professor, Neurological Surgery

Annette Molinaro, PhD's research has touched on Glioblastoma, Glioma, Tumor Biomarkers, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Brain Neoplasms

Meghan Morris
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

My professional activities are grounded in engaging diverse partners in the development of evidence-based policy change to reduce social inequalities and improve health among underserved communities.

Shaeri Mukherjee
Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Shaeri Mukherjee, PhD's research has touched on Legionnaires' Disease, Legionella pneumophila, Unfolded Protein Response, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Post-Translational Protein Processing

Kathleen Mulligan
Professor, Medicine

Kathleen Mulligan, PhD's research has touched on Fructose, Anti-HIV Agents, HIV Infections, Body Composition, Lipogenesis

Pamela Munster
Professor, Medicine

Pamela Munster, MD's research has touched on Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors, Breast Neoplasms, Neoplasms, Hormonal Antineoplastic Agents, Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols

Elizabeth Murphy
Professor, Medicine

Elizabeth Murphy, MD, PhD's research has touched on B-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Electronic Prescribing, Triglycerides, Lipogenesis, Hypoglycemic Agents

Amy Murtha
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Amy Murtha is Professor and Chair of the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences.

Jean Nakamura
Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

Jean Nakamura, MD's research has touched on Radiosurgery, Neurofibromatosis 1 Genes, Radiation-Induced Neoplasms, Loss of Heterozygosity, Second Primary Neoplasms

Mary Nakamura
Professor, Medicine

Mary Nakamura received her B.A. from Swarthmore College, her M.D. from Yale and trained in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her rheumatology training at Johns Hopkins and UCSF.

Sarah Nathan
Assistant Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

Sarah Nathan is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF School of Nursing, Family Health Care Nursing Department. Since joining the faculty, she has combined her passion for teaching with her dedication to community clinic health care.

Oanh Nguyen
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Oanh Nguyen, MD, MAS's research has touched on Safety-net Providers, Patient Readmission, Electronic Health Records, Patient Discharge, Patient-Centered Care

Suzanne Noble
Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Suzanne Noble, MD, PhD's research has touched on Candida albicans, Hyphae, Fungal Proteins, Fungal Gene Expression Regulation, Cell Plasticity

Rachel Nosheny
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Rachel Nosheny, PhD's research has touched on HIV Envelope Protein gp120, Corpus Striatum, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Cognitive Dysfunction, Substantia Nigra

Susan Noworolski
Professor, Radiology

Susan Noworolski, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor of Radiology in the Body Imaging Research Group and the Abdominal and Pelvic MRI Group at the University of California, San Francisco.

Aoife O'Donovan
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

People who experience traumatic or enduring psychological stress are more likely to develop psychiatric disorders as well as cardiovascular, autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders.

Anna Orr
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Our goal is to understand the roles of glial cells in CNS health and disease. In particular, we investigate how receptor signaling in astrocytes and microglia affects cognitive function and neurodegeneration.

Melanie Ott
Professor, Medicine

My laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms of viral pathogenesis. We focus on two viruses: HIV-1 and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).

Yvonne Ou
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Our laboratory studies the cellular and synaptic mechanisms of glaucomatous neurodegeneration. We are particularly interested in understanding the earliest steps of inner retina circuit disassembly in response to injury.

Elizabeth Ozer
Professor, Pediatrics

Elizabeth Ozer is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, SF (UCSF), Director of Fellows Research Training in Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, and Director of Research & Evaluation for the Office of Diversity and Outreach at UCSF.

Amy Padula
Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Her research has been on the effects of ambient air pollution during pregnancy on adverse birth outcomes including preterm birth, low birth weight and birth defects.

Kimberly Page
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Page is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Infectious Disease, in the Department of Medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She is located with the Global Health Sciences group.

Nynikka Palmer
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Dr. Nynikka Palmer received her undergraduate training from Morgan State University, where she obtained a degree in health education with honors.

Nisha Parikh
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Clinical Interests: Dr. Parikh is a noninvasive cardiologist. She sees both men and women in her clinical practice, emphasizing primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention.

Catherine Park
Professor, Radiation Oncology

Catherine Park, MD's research has touched on Addison Disease, Adrenal Glands, Integrin beta1, In Situ Nick-End Labeling, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Linda Park
Assistant Professor, Community Health Systems

Dr. Park's program of research focuses on the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Van Park
Associate Professor, Community Health Systems

Dr. Van Ta Park is an Associate Professor at UCSF, School of Nursing, Department of Community Health Systems, and teaches in the Advanced Public Health Nursing (APHN) program.

Rena Pasick
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Pasick is Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and Director of the Office of Community Engagement for the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Nicole Paulk
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics

For patients seeking treatment for genetic diseases, the standard of care can often be invasive (e.g. organ transplantation) or temporary (e.g. enzyme replacement therapy).

Jeanne Paz
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Our lab studies how neural synchronization and circuit plasticity relate to adaptive and maladaptive behavior. Our interests span many levels of analysis, from the cell to the circuit to animal behavior.

Valentina Pedoia
Assistant Professor, Radiology

Valentina Pedoia, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Musculoskeletal and Imaging Research Group.

Donna Peehl
Professor, Radiology

Donna Peehl, PhD, is an adjunct Professor in the Body Research Interest Group in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Michele Pelter
Assistant Professor, Physiological Nursing

My program of research is focused on increasing the accuracy and utilization of electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring in hospitalized adults.

Carmen Peralta
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Peralta is a clinician investigator. She is Associate Professor of Medicine in Residence and Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Kidney Health Research Collaborative (KHRC).

Rushika Perera
Assistant Professor, Anatomy

Rushika Perera, PhD's research has touched on Pancreatic Neoplasms, Pancreatic Ductal Carcinoma, Clathrin-Coated Vesicles, Lysosomes, Oncogenes

Marion Peters
Professor, Medicine

Marion Peters, MD's research has touched on Hepatitis B, Chronic Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chronic Hepatitis C, Liver Cirrhosis

Claudia Petritsch
Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery

Claudia Petritsch, PhD's research has touched on Neoplastic Stem Cells, Proto-Oncogene Proteins B-raf, Proteoglycans, Oligodendroglia, Asymmetric Cell Division

Linda Pfiffner
Professor, Psychiatry

Linda Pfiffner, PhD is a Professor in Residence and Director of the Hyperactivity, Attention and Learning Problems (HALP) Program in the Department of Psychiatry and is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her B.A. from UCLA and her Ph.D.

Kathryn Phillips
Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

Kathryn Phillips, PhD's research interests include creating a high value health care system, utilization and cost–effectiveness of care, women’s reproductive health, systematic literature review, cancer

Bethany Phoenix
Professor, Community Health Systems

Recent research efforts have focused on the regulatory framework for advanced psychiatric nursing practice and workforce trends in the specialty.

Xianhua Piao
Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Piao is a physician-scientist with a focus in both neonatology and developmental neuroscience.

Elena Portacolone
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Dr. Portacolone is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Institute for Health and Aging at UCSF and a Pepper Center Scholar at the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCSF.

Kira Poskanzer
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics

Kira Poskanzer, PhD's research has touched on Biological Clocks, Endocytosis, Astrocytes, Neocortex, Synaptic Vesicles

Jean Publicover
Assistant Professor, Medicine

The goal of my research is to identify factors that influence the initiation of effective immune responses to HBV in the liver.

Jennifer Puck
Professor, Pediatrics

Dr. Puck earned her undergraduate and medical degrees at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, after which she completed clinical and research training in pediatrics, infectious diseases and immunology at Washington University in St.

Lynn Pulliam
Professor, Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Pulliam is Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine at UCSF. Her research interests are in HIV-associated cognitive impairment, neuroinflammation and chronic monocyte activation.

Danielle Ramo-Larios
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Danielle Ramo is Associate Professor in Residence and licensed psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF.

Katherine Rankin
Professor, Neurology

Katherine Rankin, PhD's research has touched on Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration, Empathy, Emotions, Frontotemporal Dementia, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Sally Rankin
Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

Sally Rankin, FNP, FAAN's research interests include Practice guidelines, Nursing workforce in Malawi, Malawi religious leaders, Education, and Implementation & dissemination science listservs.

Neda Ratanawongsa
Associate Professor, Medicine

Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Rita Redberg
Professor, Medicine

CLINICAL INTERESTS: Dr. Redberg is a general Cardiologist and is interested in preventive cardiology. Her main clinical interests include treatment of all types of heart disease.

Elise Riley
Professor, Medicine

Trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist, Dr. Riley is interested in how clinical, biological and behavioral factors converge to influence health.

Nadia Roan
Associate Professor, Urology

The Roan Lab studies how intracellular and extracellular factors in the tissue microenvironment can affect infection by HIV, mucosal immunity, and reproductive health.

Dorit Ron
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Ron is a Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF, and is a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program. She is also the Endowed Chair in Cell Biology of Addiction in Neurology at UCSF, the Director for a P50 NIH-NIAAA Center Grant.

Sabrina Ronen
Professor, Radiology

Sabrina M. Ronen, PhD, is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Susanna Rosi
Professor, Physical Therapy

Susanna Rosi, PhD's research has touched on Hippocampus, Encephalitis, Cytoskeletal Proteins, Traumatic Brain Injuries, CCR2 Receptors

Danielle Roubinov
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Danielle Roubinov, PhD's research has touched on Fathers, Father-Child Relations, Hydrocortisone, Mexican Americans, Conflict (Psychology)

Hope Rugo
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Hope Rugo is a medical oncologist and hematologist specializing in breast cancer research and treatment.

Rachel Rutishauser
Assistant Professor, Medicine

I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Experimental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Parya Saberi
Associate Professor, Medicine

Parya Saberi, PharmD, MAS is an Assistant Professor at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Urmimala Sarkar
Professor, Medicine

Urmimala Sarkar MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Associate Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and a primary care physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital’s Richard H.

Anne Schafer
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Schafer is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF and a practicing endocrinologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Tiffany Scharschmidt
Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD's research interests include neonatal life, regulatory T cells, immunology, skin barrier function, and Skin microbiome.

Suzaynn Schick
Associate Professor, Medicine

I study the health effects of air pollution in human subjects. I focus on the chemistry and toxicity of smoke and on how smoking and using electronic cigarettes can cause heart and lung disease.

Danielle Schlosser
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Danielle Schlosser, PhD's research has touched on Prodromal Symptoms, Social Adjustment, Mobile Applications, Social Behavior Disorders, Psychotic Disorders

Gabriela Schmajuk
Associate Professor, Medicine

Gabriela Schmajuk, MD's research has touched on Methotrexate, Antirheumatic Agents, Rheumatology, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Laura Schmidt
Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies

Laura A. Schmidt, PhD, is a Professor of Health Policy in the School of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. She holds a joint appointment in the Philip R.

Ann Schwartz
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Ann Schwartz, PhD, MPH's research interests include Bone marrow adiposity, Dual x-ray absorptiometry, Osteoporosis, Body composition, and Diabetes.

Karen Seal
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Karen Seal is a Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Licia Selleri
Professor, Orofacial Sciences

Licia Selleri, PhD, MD's research has touched on Transcription Factors, Pre-B-Cell Leukemia Transcription Factor 1, Homeodomain Proteins, Proto-Oncogene Proteins, Face

Salma Shariff-Marco
Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Salma Shariff-Marco is a social and behavioral scientist with a research portfolio focused on understanding the role of social determinants of health in shaping and perpetuating health disparities.

Yin Shen
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Yin Shen, PhD's research interests include Genetics, Genomics, Neurological Diseases, 3D genome structure, and Gene Regulation.

Janet Shim
Professor, Social Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Interest: Sociology of health and illness; social inequalities in health; science, technology, and medicine studies; race, gender, and class; qualitative research methods.

Dolores Shoback
Professor, Medicine

Dolores Shoback, MD's research has touched on Hypoparathyroidism, Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Hypercalcemia, Parathyroid Hormone, Calcium-Sensing Receptors

Anita Sil
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Anita Sil, MD, PhD's research has touched on Fungal Genes, Fungal Proteins, Histoplasma, Histoplasmosis, Fungal Gene Expression Regulation

Ida Sim
Professor, Medicine

Ida Sim, MD, PhD is a primary care physician, informatics researcher, and entrepreneur.

Vineeta Singh
Professor, Neurology

Vineeta Singh specializes in the treatment of patients with stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, encephalopathy, and status epilepticus. She earned her medical degree at Banaras Hindu University in India, where she also completed a medicine residency.

Marina Sirota
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Marina is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at UCSF.

Anne Slavotinek
Professor, Pediatrics

Anne Slavotinek, MD, PhD's research interests include genomic approaches to gene identification, animal model with zebrafish, Genetics of multiple congenital anomaly syndromes, and Genetics of birth defects.

Rebecca Smith-Bindman
Professor, Radiology

Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, is a Professor in Residence of Radiology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Smith–Bindman directs the Radiology Outcomes Research Laboratory.

Patricia Sneed
Professor, Radiation Oncology

I work 2-1/2 days a week in the Radiation Oncology clinic at the Parnassus campus, specializing in the treatment of various kinds of brain tumors and brain metastases using various treatment modalities, and in palliative radiotherapy.

Julie Sosa
Professor, Surgery

Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS is professor and chair of the Department of Surgery and holds the Leon Goldman, MD, Distinguished Professorship in Surgery.

Joanne Spetz
Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies

Joanne Spetz, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco.

Elizabeth St Lezin
Professor, Laboratory Medicine

Elizabeth St Lezin, MD's research has touched on Blood Pressure, Chromosomes, Inbred SHR Rats, Chromosome Mapping, Hypertension

Caroline Stephens
Associate Professor, Community Health Systems

My program of research focuses on vulnerable populations at high risk for poor care transitions, particularly in the long term care setting.

Anita Stewart
Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Anita Stewart, PhD's research has touched on Community Health Services, Cultural Diversity, Minority Groups, Health Status Disparities, Ethnic Groups

Cheryl Stoddart
Professor, Medicine

My research has focused on the use of the SCID-hu Thy/Liv mouse model for preclinical evaluation of antiviral compounds and immunomodulating agents.

Irina Strigo
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Irina Strigo, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF and UCSD and Research Physiologist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Virginia Sturm
Associate Professor, Neurology

Virginia Sturm, PhD's research interests include emotion, neurodegenerative disease, autonomic nervous system, frontotemporal dementia, and affective neuroscience.

Rebecca Sudore
Professor, Medicine

Rebecca Sudore, MD's research has touched on Health Literacy, Decision Making, Advance Directives, Proxy, Advance Care Planning

Anne Suskind
Associate Professor, Urology

Anne M. Suskind, MD, MS received her undergraduate training at Haverford College, where she earned a bachelor degree in Anthropology with honors investigating the anthropological influences surrounding women’s health issues.

Victoria Tang
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Victoria Tang, MD, MAS's research interests include Decision making, Clinical epidemiology, Quality of life, Pre-operative care, and Frailty.

Margaret Tempero
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Tempero is Director, UCSF Pancreas Center and Leader, Pancreas Cancer Program. Her research career has focused on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma especially in the area of investigational therapeutics.

Lisa Thompson
Associate Professor, Family Health Care Nursing

My research focuses on environmental factors that contribute to low birth weight and adverse perinatal outcomes, such as neonatal morbidity and mortality.

Phyllis Tien
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Tien is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a Staff Physician at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC).

Diane Tober
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Diane Tober, PhD's research interests include Gender and Sexuality, Middle East, Iran, Spain, Abortion

Marina Tolou-Shams
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Dr. Tolou-Shams is a UCSF Associate Professor, In Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Division Director of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Zuckerberg SF General Hospital.

Kimberly Topp
Professor, Physical Therapy

Kimberly Topp, PhD, PT's research has touched on Tibial Nerve, Peripheral Nerves, Sciatic Nerve, Movement, Rehabilitation

Jacqueline Torres
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Jacqueline Torres, PhD's research has touched on Emigrants and Immigrants, Psychological Resilience, Hispanic Americans, Emigration and Immigration, Transients and Migrants

Duygu Tosun-Turgut
Associate Professor, Radiology

Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Elaine Tseng
Professor, Surgery

Elaine Tseng, MD's research has touched on Bioprosthesis, Heart Valve Prosthesis, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation, Aortic Valve Stenosis, Aortic Valve

Janice Tsoh
Professor, Psychiatry

I am a practicing clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Delphine Tuot
Associate Professor, Medicine

Delphine Tuot, MD's research interests include pragmatic clinical trial, Implementation and Dissemination Science, patient self-management support, health disparities, and Audit and feedback.

Laura Van 'T Veer
Professor, Laboratory Medicine

Laura Van 'T Veer, PhD's research interests include genetics, Breast cancer, clinical trials, precision medicine, applied genomics

Erin Van Blarigan
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Erin Van Blarigan, ScD's research has touched on Dietary Fats, Life Style, Prostatic Neoplasms, Feeding Behavior, Diet

Zena Vexler
Professor, Neurology

Zinaida Vexler, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF and Director of Research at the Neonatal Brain Disorder Center.

Maya Vijayaraghavan
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Dr. Vijayaraghavan is a practicing general internist at the San Francisco General Hospital and a researcher in tobacco control with a focus on populations experiencing homelessness.

Sophia Vinogradov
Professor, Psychiatry

Sophia Vinogradov, M.D. is Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry in Residence at UCSF. She is Associate Chief of Staff; Chief of Mental Health Service, at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Emily Von Scheven
Professor, Pediatrics

My long-term goal is to improve the care and outcomes of children with rheumatic diseases.

Margaret Wallhagen
Professor, Physiological Nursing

Margaret Wallhagen, RN, PhD, FAAN's research has touched on Audiometry, Geriatric Assessment, Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, Personal Autonomy

Louise Walter
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Walter was appointed Chief of the UCSF Division of Geriatrics in July 2013 after serving as interim division chief since August 2012.

Yingning Wang
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Dr. Wang is a health economist with research interest in economic analysis of tobacco use behaviors and economic evaluation of tobacco control policies.

Zhen Wang
Associate Professor, Radiology

Z. Jane Wang, MD is an associate professor and co-director of the Body Research Interest Group (RIG) in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco.

Diane Wara
Professor, Pediatrics

Diane Wara, MD's research has touched on Viral Eye Infections, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, Vertical Infectious Disease Transmission, Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes, Infectious Pregnancy Complications

Emmanuelle Waubant
Professor, Neurology

Dr Waubant trained as a neurologist in Toulouse, France.

Valerie Weaver
Professor, Surgery

Valerie Weaver, PhD's research has touched on Extracellular Matrix, Cellular Mechanotransduction, Neoplasms, Human Mammary Glands, Tumor Microenvironment

Maria Wei
Professor, Dermatology

Maria Wei, MD, PhD's research has touched on Melanoma, Mohs Surgery, Melanosomes, Melanocytes, Hermanski-Pudlak Syndrome

Stefanie Weinstein
Associate Professor, Radiology

Stefanie Weinstein, MD is an Associate Professor of Radiology in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, and is the Deputy Chief of Radiology at the San Francisco VA Health Care Systems.

Sheri Weiser
Associate Professor, Medicine

Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and internist at UC San Francisco’s Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Sandra Weiss
Professor, Community Health Systems

Dr. Weiss is the Robert C. and Delphine Wentland Eschbach Chair in Mental Health. Her program of research focuses on the interaction between biological and psychological factors as they impact the mental health of children and adults.

Helen Weng
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Helen Weng, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF and a core member of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the Neuroscape Center at the Sandler Neurosciences Center.

Zena Werb
Professor, Anatomy

Zena Werb, PhD's research has touched on Metalloendopeptidases, Matrix Metalloproteinase 9, Matrix Metalloproteinases, Extracellular Matrix, Animal Mammary Glands

Mary Whooley
Professor, Medicine

Mary Whooley MD FACP FAHA FACC is a primary care physician, implementation scientist, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Medical Effectiveness (CHIME) at the San Francisco VA and UCSF.

Brie Williams
Professor, Medicine

Dr. Brie Williams is a Professor of Medicine in the UCSF Division of Geriatrics, Director of the Criminal Justice & Health Program at UCSF and Director of JUSTInnovate: Changing Correctional Culture.

Natalie Wilson
Assistant Professor, Community Health Systems

Natalie L. Wilson is an Assistant Adjunct Professor Twith the School of Nursing. Dr. Wilson has a strong clinical background as a Nurse Practitioner with expertise in HIV specialty and primary care.

Jasmine Wong
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Jasmine Wong, PhD, MS's research interests include preclinical cancer therapeutics, Ras signaling, chromosome engineering, hematopoietic stem cells, and acute myeloid leukemia.

Tracey Woodruff
Professor, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH's research interests include public policy, prenatal health, endocrine disruptors, child health, health disparities

Sarah Woolf-King
Assistant Professor, Medicine

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY28178) and my research is broadly concerned with the intersection between psychology and health. I focus on populations affected by substance use, HIV, and congenital heart defects (CHD).

Ava Wu
Professor, Orofacial Sciences

Ava Wu, DDS's research has touched on Salivary Glands, Dental Caries, Artificial Saliva, Sjogren's Syndrome, Xerostomia

Lani Wu
Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Dr. Lani Wu is interested in discovering principles underlying cellular individuality, the emergence of collective cellular behaviors, and the evolution of drug resistance.

Yvonne Wu
Professor, Neurology

Dr. Yvonne Wu is a child neurologist and epidemiologist with expertise in newborn brain injury and cerebral palsy (CP).

Melisa Wong Yajima
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Melisa Wong, MD, MAS is a thoracic oncologist who treats patients with lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Dr. Wong has a particular interest in caring for older adults with cancer.

Katherine Yang
Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

Kathy Yang, Pharm.D., MPH is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California (UCSF) School of Pharmacy and an Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist in the UCSF Medical Center.

Tingting Yao
Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging

Dr. Yao's research focuses on the economic impact of tobacco products. Her current studies include estimating the economic costs of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and the impact of price on the demand for electronic cigarettes in U.S.

Jinoos Yazdany
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Yazdany is an Associate Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine at UCSF. She is a rheumatologist and clinical researcher with expertise in systemic lupus erythematosus and health care quality measurement and improvement.

Jennifer Yokoyama
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Jennifer Yokoyama obtained her doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics from UCSF in December 2010 with Dr. Steven Hamilton (Department of Psychiatry and Institute for Human Genetics).

Christina Yoon
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Christina Yoon, MD, MPH's research has touched on Tuberculosis, Point-of-Care Testing, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, C-Reactive Protein, Dihydropteroate Synthase

Lydia Zablotska
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD's research has touched on Radiation-Induced Neoplasms, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Thyroid Neoplasms, Occupational Exposure, Iodine Radioisotopes

Julie Zikherman
Associate Professor, Medicine

Our laboratory is interested in understanding how autoreactive B cells, despite chronic antigen engagement of the B cell receptor, are restrained from inappropriate activation and differentiation.

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