Study estimates excess deaths in US from COVID-19 pandemic unemployment

By Laura Kurtzman on February 19, 2021
Large disparities seen by education, race, age and gender

How Can We Be Sure the New COVID-19 Vaccines Are Safe?

By Ann Brody Guy on January 14, 2021
Crucial questions, say our experts, will be when and where to get vaccinated and which vaccine will be best for you.

Frailty Is a Factor in Higher Mortality for Women Awaiting Liver Transplants

By Suzanne Leigh on January 14, 2021
More Exercise, More Protein May Narrow the Gender Gap, Researchers Say

Just how safe are outdoor gatherings during the pandemic?

By Cameron Scott on January 06, 2021

Opinion: How contact tracing with librarians showed me the best of team science

By Margaret Handley on December 30, 2020
Originally published in the Los Angeles Times

UCSF doctor challenges reports of high COVID-19 rates in Black community

By Julie Chang on December 22, 2020
Originally published on

California lockdown suppressed excess pandemic deaths

By Laura Kurtzman on December 22, 2020
Latinos and residents without a high school degree saw no benefit

Most of California locks down again as coronavirus strains hospitals

By Lucy Tompkins , New York Times on December 08, 2020
As the United States surpassed 15 million cases, California’s situation despite its earlier restrictions was a cautionary tale.

Kaiser Permanente to study statins’ effect on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

By Jan Greene on December 07, 2020
Kaiser, UCSF researchers to analyze large group of statin users along with genetic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data