Faculty

Primary Faculty

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


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
Associate 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


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


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


John Peabody, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

John Peabody, MD, PhD
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Infectious Disease


Rosalyn Plotzker, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Infectious Disease
  • Lifecourse

Research Interests:
  • anal cancer, sexually transmitted infections, congenital syphilis

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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


Eva Raphael, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Infectious Disease
  • Lifecourse

Research Interests:
  • drug-resistant infections, community risk factors for infections, urinary tract infections, using molecular microbiology, social, and spatial epidemiology methods to address inequities in community-onset infections


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


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


Paul Wesson, PhD
Assistant Professor
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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


Hacsi Horvath, MA
Fellow
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease

Research Interests:
  • Medical ethics, HIV/AIDS, emerging infectious diseases, neglected tropical diseases, systematic reviews


Thomas Lietman, professor at UCSf

Thomas Lietman, MD, MPH
Professor
[email protected]

Research Area(s):

  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease

Research Interests:
  • trachoma


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