Patience Afulani, associate professor, UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
September 10, 2018

The following have recently joined the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics faculty:

Patience Afulani, MBChB, MPH, PhD

Dr. Afulani, assistant professor, obtained her MBChB from the University of Ghana Medical School, and her MPH and PhD in public health at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi) where her research focused on quality of care during labor and delivery in Migori County, Kenya.


Scarlett Gomez, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF
August 01, 2018

The Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry, which has been at the forefront of cancer data collection throughout the region for more than 40 years and has helped lead to improved state and national understanding of cancer, is moving its headquarters and management to UC San Francisco. 

prison fence
June 22, 2018

In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, which reclassified drug possession offenses from felonies or “wobblers” – which prosecutors can charge as either felonies or misdemeanors – to misdemeanors, and in the process reduced the state’s prison and jail populations. Now, a study out of UC San Francisco has quantified the effects of the ballot measure, which was at the leading edge of a national movement to reduce incarceration rates and change the criminal justice approach to substance use disorders.