Faculty

Primary Faculty

Brittany Chambers, assistant professor at UCSF Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Brittany Chambers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Global Health
    Reproductive, Perinatal and Neonatal Epidemiology
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:

Mara Decker, assistant professor in UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Mara Decker, DPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Sexual and reproductive health, youth and adolescents, applied research, social epidemiology, health and empowerment, program evaluation, health disparities, global health and development, demographic change and the environment, human rights, social ecology

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:

Robert Hiatt, professor at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Cancer Epidemiology
    Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology
    Global Health
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer

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

Andrew Bindman, professor at UCSF
Andrew Bindman, MD
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Health policy, Affordable Care Act, access to care, vulnerable populations, Medicaid, outcomes research

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

Shabnam Peyvandi, MD
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Methods
    Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Neonatal health

Affiliate Faculty

Tomás J. Aragón MD, DrPH
Assistant Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Population health improvement, Organizational performance, Health leadership

Emeritus Faculty

Lawrence Green, professor emeritus at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Lawrence Green, DrPH, MPH
Professor
Research Area(s):
  • Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Program planning, evidence and evaluation issues in health services, public health and policy

Postdoc

Ellicott Matthay, PhD
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • Population health, causal inference, social epidemiology, evaluation of large-scale programs and policies, epidemiologic methods, self-directed and interpersonal violence, psychiatric epidemiology, global health

Thu Nguyen, post-doctoral fellow at UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Thu Nguyen, ScD, MSPH
Fellow
Research Area(s):
  • Social Epidemiology
Research Interests:
  • The impact of social factors on health across the lifespan, modifiable factors for which interventions can be designed to promote health