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
    Lifecourse
    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

Bruce Agins, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Bruce Agins, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
Research Interests:

Caryn Bern, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & biostatistics
Caryn Bern, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Chagas disease, visceral leishmaniasis, pathogenesis, diagnosis

Ingrid Chen, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Institute for Global Health Sciences
Ingrid Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Malaria

Nadia Diamond-Smith, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Nadia Diamond-Smith, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Lifecourse
    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

Neelam Feachem, professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Neelam Feachem, MS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
Research Interests:
  • Health policy, financing, and management of health care systems

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

Robert Hiatt
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    Global Health
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Robert Hiatt is Associate Director for Population Science at Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include: cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention & screening, health inequities, health services & outcomes research, social determinants of cancer, environmental health research, environmental exposures in early development related to cancer, mathematical modeling of cancer, global health science

Michelle Hsiang, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Malaria control and elimination, diagnostics, surveillance, mass drug administration, pediatric infectious diseases, clinical trials, operational research

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
    Lifecourse
    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

Dan Kelly, MD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Lifecourse
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Emerging infectious diseases; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Ebola virus; natural history studies of acute and post-acute infection; causal determinants; quasi-experimental studies; mathematical modeling of infectious disease; global health and research capacity building

Rachel King, assistant professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Rachel King, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:

Krysia Lindan, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Christina Lindan, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
Research Interests:
  • Implementation Science, people with limited English proficiency, socioeconomically marginalized groups, migrants/refugees, Behavioral interventions; public health advocacy; capacity building, HIV/AIDS, STIs, IDU, female commercial sex workers

Mohsen Malekinejad, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mohsen Malekinejad, MD, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
Research Interests:
  • Adverse childhood experiences, blood-borne infections, evidence-based medicine, evidence translation for health policy, HIV/AIDS, global health, sampling methods for hard-to-reach population, sexually transmitted infections, substance use, systematic reviews

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

Kala Mehta, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Global Health
    Lifecourse
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Health disparities, race/ethnicity, pathway programs, social entrepreneurship, global health

Ali Mirzazadeh, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Institute for Global health Sciences
Ali Mirzazadeh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • HIV/AIDS

Meghan Morris, assistant professor at UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Meghan Morris, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Social determinants of health within persons who use drugs, including HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection; HIV and HCV prevention; the influence of interpersonal factors on disease transmission; the intersection of criminal justice systems and health among people who use drugs

Pamela Murnane, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • HIV, maternal and infant health, treatment adherence, global health, implementation science

Travis Porco, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Travis Porco, PhD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Trachoma, disease outbreaks, mathematical analysis of disease transmission

George Rutherford, professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
George Rutherford, III, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Epidemiology and prevention of infectious and tropical diseases, with a primary focus on HIV/AIDS; epidemiology of tuberculosis in California, the prevention of childhood injury, immunizations, Hepatitis C, evidence-based medicine and public policy, preterm birth, implementation science and bioterrorism

Jaime Sepulveda, Executive Director of the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Jaime Sepúlveda, MD, DrSc, MSc, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • AIDS, STIs, diarrhea, cholera, geographical information systems, epidemiologic surveillance systems, ethics and health, health system reform, national health surveys, nutrition and health, vaccines, immunizations, implementation sciences, neglected tropical diseases, tobacco control, maternal health, child health

Starley Shade, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:

Jennifer Smith, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Jennifer L. Smith, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:

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
    Lifecourse
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

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