The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is welcoming several new faculty members over the next few weeks. They include a new professor of biostatistics and five adjunct professors in the divisions of infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology and genetic and cancer epidemiology.
Bruce Agins, MD, MPH, joins the department from the AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health where he served as medical director for more than 20 years. He will be an adjunct professor in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology division.
Iona Cheng, MPH, PhD, returns to the department as an associate adjunct professor in the Genetic and Cancer Epidemiology division; she worked as a researcher from 2009 to 2011. Cheng currently works as a research scientist at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.
Scarlett Gomez, MPH, PhD, will be an adjunct professor in the Genetic and Cancer Epidemiology Division. She also serves as director and principal investigator of the Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.
Chiung-Yu Huang, PhD, joins the Biostatistics division as professor in residence. She currently holds a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins University Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Biostatistics in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Kala Mehta, MPD, DSc, will be an associate adjunct professor in the Chronic Disease Epidemiology division. She previously had served as an assistant adjunct professor in the department and also is a valued instructor for the San Francisco BUILD program.
Jennifer L. Smith, MSc, PhD will be an assistant adjunct professor in the Infectious Disease division. She most recently served as an epidemiology specialist for UCSF Global Health Sciences.
Jacqueline Torres, MPH, MA, PhD, joins the department as an assistant adjunct professor in the Chronic Disease division. She will continue a post-doctoral fellowship in UCSF’s Center for Health & Community.