Faculty

Primary Faculty

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

Maria Glymour
Maria Glymour, ScD, MS
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Social determinants of health in aging; Cognitive aging, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia; Socioeconomic and geographic determinants of stroke incidence and outcomes; Causal inference in social epidemiology

Mary Hahn, professor emeritus at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biosttistics
Mary N. Haan, DrPH, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:

Michael Kohn, professor in UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michael A. Kohn, MD, MPP
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Research Methods in Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Diagnostic and prognostic testing for stroke, myocardial infarction, sepsis, and other emergency conditions; expert on database management for clinical research

Iryna Lobach, assistant professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Iryna Lobach, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:

Mark Pletcher, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mark J. Pletcher, MD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Early life causes of atherosclerosis, clinical decision-making regarding use of preventive medications (statins and anti-hypertensive medications), screening for subclinical cardiovascular disease, use of emerging technology and electronic health record systems to improve health, healthcare system embedded research, digital health

Neil Risch, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Genetic Epidemiology
Research Interests:

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
    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

Hannah Glass, professor at UCSF
Hannah Glass, MD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Neonatal seizures, neonatal neurocritical care, neuroprotection, environmental health, cerebral palsy, epilepsy

Nancy Hills, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:

Helen Kim, professor at UCSF
Helen Kim, PhD, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Risk factors that predispose younger individuals to stroke and cardiovascular disease

Jorge Kizer, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • risk factors for heart disease and stroke, the interrelationship of glucose and lipid metabolism, bone and mineral disease, and cardiovascular disorders, particularly in the context of aging and HIV

Meyeon Park, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Kidney disease

Mary Whooley, professor at UCSF
Mary Whooley, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Clinical informatics, Big Data, depression screening, cardiovascular outcomes, cardiac rehabilitation

Kristine Yaffe, professor of psychiatry at UCSF
Kristine Yaffe, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Predictors and outcomes of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults

Affiliate Faculty

Dhruv Kazi, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Global Health
Research Interests:
  • Health economics, cost-effectiveness, m-health, global health, anticoagulation

Postdoc

Sarah Ackley, postdoctoral scholar at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Sarah Ackley, PhD
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Biostatistics
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
    Infectious Disease
Research Interests:
  • Mathematical modeling of tuberculosis with molecular data

Willa Brenowitz, PhD, MPH
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:
  • Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, aging, epidemiologic methods

Eva Durazo, postdoctoral scholar at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Eva Durazo, PhD
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:

Teresa Filshtein, PhD
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Aging
    Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests:

Mary Elizabeth Leigh, PhD
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular and Neurological Disorders
Research Interests: