Faculty

Primary Faculty

Alexis Beatty, MD, MAS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Implementation Science
Research Interests:
  • Cardiovascular disease, cardiac rehabilitation, health disparities, digital health, implementation science

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

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

Courtney Lyles, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Implementation Science
Research Interests:
  • Dr. Lyles’ research strives to design, evaluate, and disseminate digital health solutions that work for all patients, particularly the most vulnerable. Her work investigates the most effective ways to improve digital health design and increase digital access and skills by leveraging implementation science and population health approaches. She leads the DEB Digital Health Initiative and is a co-PI of the UCSF Population Health Data Initiative.

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

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

David A. Kessler, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • Population Dynamics, Biodiversity, Biological Models, Genetic Selection, Drug Safety, Medical Product Safety, Obesity, Tobacco

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

Kerstin Kolodzie, MD, PhD, MAS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
Research Interests:
  • perioperative outcomes research; kidney transplantation; abdominal transplantation; regional anesthesia; anesthesia; perioperative care

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
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • patient-oriented research about cardiovascular risk, genetic predisposition, and lifestyle factors in kidney disease

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