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

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

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

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

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

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.

Charles McCulloch, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Charles McCulloch, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Implementation Science
Research Interests:
  • Implementation Science, International public health, P4P, Audit and feedback, mHealth

Justin White, assistant professor in UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Justin White, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Lifecourse
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Health economics, behavioral risk factors, tobacco use, global health policy, behavioral economics, applied econometrics, impact evaluation

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

Adithya Cattamanchi, MD, MAS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Tuberculosis, Lung Disease, Health Disparities, Implementation Science

Christine Dehlendorf, associate professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and biostatistics
Christine Dehlendorf, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Implementation Science
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • contraceptive counseling and family planning disparities

Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Implementation Science
    Infectious Disease
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • reducing healthcare disparities among racially diverse populations with severe mental illness, advancement of women and minorities within medicine

George Sawaya, professor at UCSF
George Sawaya, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Implementation Science
Research Interests:
  • cancer screening with particular interest in patient-centered and economic effects of various screening strategies

Emeritus Faculty

Paul Volberding, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Global Health
    Implementation Science
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • HIV/AIDS, HIV-related malignancies, antiretroviral therapy, oncology, global health, health disparities, health policy