Faculty

Primary Faculty

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

James G. Kahn, professor emeritus at UCSF
James G. Kahn, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Global Health
Research Interests:

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
    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
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Implementation Science, Socioeconomically marginalized groups, Global health, HIV infection

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

Mark Pletcher, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mark J. Pletcher, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Early life causes of atherosclerosis, clinical decision-making regarding use of preventive medications (statins and anti-hypertensive medications), screening for subclinical cardiovascular disease, use of emerging technology and electronic health record systems to improve health, healthcare system embedded research, digital health

Secondary Faculty

Deborah Barnes, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Deborah Barnes, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Implementation Science
Research Interests:
  • Older adults, persons with physical disability, persons with mental illness, cognitive impairment/dementia, cognitive function

Stephen Bent, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of herbal remedies and dietary supplements

Michael Cabana, professor at UCSF
Michael Cabana, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Measurement of quality of care, physician use of clinical practice guidelines, asthma management, and primary prevention of asthma

Matthew Cooperberg, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Prostate and renal cancer management

Valerie Flaherman, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:

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

Ralph Gonzales, professor at University of California, San Francisco
Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of new ways to improve primary care-specialty care communication and care coordination, focusing on strategies that improve quality and outcomes and decrease costs.

Rebecca Jackson, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:

Kirsten Johansen, professor at UCSF
Kirsten Johansen, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD).

Alka Kanaya, professor at UCSF
Alka Kanaya, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:
  • Type 2 diabetes and obesity, including using existing cohort studies to test novel biomarkers that predict diabetes and cardiovascular disease. creating a South Asian cohort to study these risk factors in a very high-risk group and testing behavioral interventions to prevent the onset of diabetes

Karla Kerlikowski, professor at UCSF
Karla Kerlikowske, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Breast cancer

Helen Kim, professor at UCSF
Helen Kim, PhD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Risk factors that predispose younger individuals to stroke and cardiovascular disease

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.

Catherine Oldenburg, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:

Meyeon Park, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Kidney disease

Emily Perito, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and biostatistics
Emily Perito, MD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • pediatric liver transplantation, long-term outcomes after liver transplantation, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic insufficiency, metabolic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, pediatric gastroenterology

Shabnam Peyvandi, MD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Neonatal health

Kathryn Phillips, professor at UCSF
Kathryn Phillips, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Health services research, health economics, policy analysis, personalized/precision medicine

Anne Schafer, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Osteoporosis and bone metabolism, the relationships between bone, fat, and glucose metabolism, including the effects of obesity and diabetes on bone, and the skeletal regulation of energy metabolism, effects of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) on calcium metabolism and skeletal health

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