DEB Welcomes Four New Faculty

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.


Brittany ChambersBrittany Chambers, PhD, MPH, CHES

Dr. Chambers, assistant professor, obtained an MPH in health promotion from Fresno State University and a PhD in community health education from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her work focuses on understanding sexual and reproductive health inequities through examining the impact of individual and structural discrimination across multiple life domains. She also recently completed a PTBi postdoctoral fellowship and now has a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCHWH) award where she is developing and will pilot a racial equity training for prenatal care providers.

Kim RhoadsKim Rhoads, MD, MPH, FACS

Dr. Rhoads, associate professor, earned her MD at UCSF, an MPH at Harvard Chan School of Public Health, and a master of science in health and medicine at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is director of the office of community engagement at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 


Catherine OldenburgCatherine Oldenburg, ScD, MPH

Oldenburg, assistant professor,  has an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health and an ScD from Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health. An infectious disease epidemiologist, her primary appointment is at the Proctor Foundation where she works in two broad areas: 1) elimination of blinding neglected tropical diseases, including trachoma, and 2) ocular complications of HIV infection.