Faculty

Primary Faculty

Patience Afulani, assistant professor in UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Patience Afulani, PhD, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health, health equity, quality of care, person-centered care, respectful maternity care, global health, implementation science, food security, migrant health, minority health

Joelle Brown, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Joelle Brown, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Infectious Disease
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Implementation Science, reproductive health, HIV prevention, safer conception, sub-Saharan Africa, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, HPV, HSV-2, clinical trials, microbicides, vaccines, intravaginal practices

Brittany Chambers, assistant professor at UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Brittany Chambers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:

Nadia Diamond-Smith, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Nadia Diamond-Smith, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Maternal and child health in the developing world with a focus on gender inequality/women's empowerment, family planning and abortion and nutrition in the preconception and pregnancy period

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
    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

Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski is associate professor at UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Laura Jelliffe-Pawlowski, PhD, MS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Tools, tests and technologies that can help identify pregnant women and babies at increased risk for preterm birth and associated birth defects and developmental delays

Dominic Montagu, DrPH, MPH, MBA
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Maternal health, family planning, and abortion services in low- and middle-income countries, measurement, people-centered care, quality improvement

Tom Newman, professor emeritus at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Thomas Newman, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Clinical problems in pediatrics, such as jaundice and infections in newborn babies, urinary tract infections and cholesterol screening

Secondary Faculty

Christine Dehlendorf, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and biostatistics
Christine Dehlendorf, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Implementation Science
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • contraceptive counseling and family planning disparities

Alison El Ayadi, faculty at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Alison El Ayadi, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Prevention, treatment and post-surgical reintegration for obstetric fistula; determinants of maternal mortality and morbidities, access to obstetric care, and the structural, social and interpersonal factors that configure maternal health disparities

Hannah Glass, professor at UCSF
Hannah Glass, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Neonatal seizures, neonatal neurocritical care, neuroprotection, environmental health, cerebral palsy, epilepsy

Miriam Kuppermann, professor at UCSF
Miriam Kuppermann, PhD, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Patient-centered outcomes, focusing on patient preferences and informed decision making among racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse women, including prenatal genetic testing, adult genetic testing for Lynch syndrome, noncancerous uterine conditions, cervical cancer screening and post CIN 2+ treatment surveillance, contraception, and mode of delivery.