Faculty

Primary Faculty

Maria Glymour
Maria Glymour, ScD, MS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Lifecourse
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Social determinants of health in aging; Cognitive aging, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia; Socioeconomic and geographic determinants of stroke incidence and outcomes; Causal inference in social epidemiology

Margaret Handley, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Margaret Handley, PhD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Lifecourse
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Intervention design, linking public health and primary care interventions to address health disparities, implementation and dissemination sciences, chronic disease prevention, safety net innovation, public health literacy, migration and health/trans-national health, and environmental pollution

Michael Kohn, professor in UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michael A. Kohn, MD, MPP
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Machine Learning
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Diagnostic and prognostic testing for stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, and other emergency conditions; expert on database management for clinical research

Jeffrey Martin, professor at UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Jeffrey N. Martin, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Kaposi's sarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, HIV infection, cervical cancer, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, International research, education in clinical and epidemiological research, mentoring junior faculty or trainees, public health, global health, Africa

Paul Wesson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • HIV, health disparities, surveillance, population size estimation, sampling methods, social determinants, intersectionality

Justin White, assistant professor in UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Justin White, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Lifecourse
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Health economics, behavioral risk factors, tobacco use, global health policy, behavioral economics, applied econometrics, impact evaluation

Secondary Faculty

Willa Brenowitz, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Lifecourse
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, role of sensory impairments and other chronic diseases in brain aging, social determinants of health, causal inference methods

Emeritus Faculty

Elaine Allen
Isabel Elaine Allen, PhD, MS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Machine Learning
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Meta analysis, data science, longitudinal data analysis, statistical genetics, Bayesian statistics

Postdoc

Dakota Cintron, PhD
Postdoc
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Global Health
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design, Graphical Models, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Item Response Theory, Latent Variable and Structural Equation Modeling, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation

Kendra D. Sims, PhD
Postdoc
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Environmental determinants of older adult health disparities