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


Alexis Beatty, MD, MAS
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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


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


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


Nooshin Razani, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
  • Implementation Science
  • Social Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • Pediatric mental health, family and community health, access to greenspace, outdoor play, pediatric resilience


Samira Soleimanpour, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Implementation Science
  • Lifecourse
  • Social Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • school health, child and adolescent health, health equity, child and adolescent mental health, program and policy evaluation, community-based participatory research


Jennifer Velloza, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Global Health
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Disease
  • Lifecourse

Research Interests:
  • Global mental health, HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, health equity, community-engaged research, implementation science, mixed methods


Justin White, assistant professor in UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Justin White, PhD
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Implementation Science
  • Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
  • Social Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • contraceptive counseling and family planning disparities


Courtney Lyles, PhD
Associate Professor
[email protected]

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.


Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS
Professor
[email protected]

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


Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Implementation Science
  • Social Epidemiology

Research Interests:
  • Health equity, patient safety, implementation science, digital health, social media, cancer survivorship, and health information technology


George Sawaya, professor at UCSF

George Sawaya, MD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Implementation Science

Research Interests:
  • cancer screening with particular interest in patient-centered and economic effects of various screening strategies


Mary Whooley, professor at UCSF

Mary Whooley, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
  • Implementation Science

Research Interests:
  • Clinical informatics, Big Data, depression screening, cardiovascular outcomes, cardiac rehabilitation


Emeritus Faculty

Charles McCulloch, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Charles McCulloch, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Biostatistics
  • Implementation Science

Research Interests:
  • Implementation Science, International public health, P4P, Audit and feedback, mHealth


Paul Volberding, MD
Professor
[email protected]

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


Postdoc

Hélène Aschmann, PhD
Postdoc
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious Disease

Research Interests:
  • Informing patient-centered care, quantitative benefit-harm assessments, patient preferences, preventive treatment for latent tuberculosis