Faculty

Primary Faculty

Patience Afulani, PhD, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Global Health


Caryn Bern, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & biostatistics

Caryn Bern, MD, MPH
Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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


Suzanne Dufault, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease

Research Interests:
  • clinical trials, Bayesian methods, simulation studies, dengue, tuberculosis, reproducible research

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Neelam Feachem, professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences

Neelam Feachem, MS
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
Professor
[email protected]

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


Rachel King, assistant professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences

Rachel King, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease


Krysia Lindan, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Christina Lindan, MD, MS
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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 homelessness and health among people who use drugs; qualitative and quantitative research methods including dyadic research methods.


Pamela Murnane, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease


Jennifer Smith, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Jennifer L. Smith, PhD, MSc
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease


Jacqueline Torres, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Jacqueline Torres, MPH, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

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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