Faculty

Primary Faculty

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Implementation Science
Research Interests:
  • Cardiovascular disease, health disparities, health of young adults, chronic disease prevention, kidney disease, hypertension, implementation science, simulation modeling

Dennis black, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Dennis Black, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

Maria Glymour
Maria Glymour, ScD, MS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    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

Mary Hahn, professor emeritus at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biosttistics
Mary N. Haan, DrPH, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:

Kala Mehta, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:
  • disparities in older adult health, the intersection of social entrepreneurship and health in a global context,

John Neuhaus, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

Michael Nevitt, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

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

Ann Schwartz, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Ann V. Schwartz, PhD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:
  • Diabetes, osteoporosis, bone marrow adiposity, dual x-ray absorptiometry, body composition

Jacqueline Torres, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jacqueline Torres, MPH, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Global Health
Research Interests:
  • Social and migration-related determinants of health and aging in the US and Latin America; health effects of immigration policy across the life-course; health disparities; family dynamics and health

Eric Vittinghoff, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

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

Douglas Bauer, secondary faculty at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Douglas C. Bauer, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:
  • The etiology, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders, clinical biomarkers, and thyroid dysfunction

John Boscardin, PhD, secondary faculty at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
John Boscardin, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

Alison Huang, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:
  • The impact of menopause and aging on women's health, strategies to prevent and treat health conditions that disproportionately affect older women

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

Michael Shlipak, professor at UCSF
Michael Shlipak, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:
  • Causes and consequences of age-related kidney disease

Judith Walsh-Cassidy, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

Rachel Whitmer, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:
  • Aging, Epidemiology, Lifecourse, Dementia, Brain Health, Disparities, Diabetes Mellitus, Alzheimer's Disease, Cognition, Population Health, Electronic Medical Records, Cohort Studies, Traumatic Brain Injury, Minority Aging, Diverse Communities, Type 1 Diabetes, Glycemic Control, Metabolic Risk Factors, Field Research

Mary Whooley, professor at UCSF
Mary Whooley, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Clinical informatics, Big Data, depression screening, cardiovascular outcomes, cardiac rehabilitation

Kristine Yaffe, professor of psychiatry at UCSF
Kristine Yaffe, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Predictors and outcomes of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults

Affiliate Faculty

Alan Go, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

Emeritus Faculty

Stephen Hulley, MD, professor emeritus at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Stephen B. Hulley, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

Postdoc

Willa Brenowitz, PhD, MPH
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, aging, epidemiologic methods

Catherine Duchowny, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
Research Interests:

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