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
    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:

Adam Bennett, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Adam Bennett, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Malaria, surveillance, impact evaluation and spatial epidemiology

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

Joelle Brown, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Joelle Brown, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Infectious Disease
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Implementation Science, reproductive health, HIV prevention, safer conception, sub-Saharan Africa, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, HPV, HSV-2, clinical trials, microbicides, vaccines, intravaginal practices

Brittany Chambers, assistant professor at UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Brittany Chambers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:

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
    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

Richard Feachem, professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Richard Feachem, DSc, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Malaria

Roly Gosling, professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Roly Gosling, PhD, MS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • malaria

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

Robert Hiatt, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    Global Health
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer

Dean Jamison, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Dean Jamison
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
Research Interests:
  • Health economics, health policy

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
    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

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

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

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

Dominic Montagu, DrPH, MPH, MBA
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Maternal health, family planning, and abortion services in low- and middle-income countries, measurement, people-centered care, quality improvement

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

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

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