Faculty

Primary Faculty

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

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

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

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

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:

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

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
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Lifecourse
    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

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

John Peabody, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
John Peabody, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Infectious Disease
Research Interests:

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:

Hugh Sturrock, assistant professor at UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences
Hugh Sturrock
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Spatial epidemiology, malaria

Paul Wesson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • HIV, health disparities, surveillance, population size estimation, sampling methods, social determinants, intersectionality

Secondary Faculty

Nisha Acharya, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • design and implementation of clinical trials to determine the optimal treatment for uveitis and ocular inflammatory siseases

Susan Buchbinder, professor at UCSF
Susan Buchbinder, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Developing, evaluating, and implementing strategies likely to have the greatest impact in preventing new HIV infections

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

Judy Hahn, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Judith Hahn, PhD, MA
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • The use of TB prophylaxis in HIV/TB co-infected alcohol users, as well as interventions to reduce drinking and increase antiretroviral therapy adherence

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