How inequities fueled the COVID-19 pandemic – and what we can do about it

By Brandon R. Reynolds on March 23, 2021
COVID-19 has exposed many vulnerabilities in our society – fueling the spread of the virus and leaving questions about what comes next as the world emerges from the pandemic.

How anti-Asian activity online set the stage for real-world violence

By Davey Alba, New York Times on March 19, 2021
First published in the New York Times. In January, a new group popped up on the messaging app Telegram, named after an Asian slur.

Anti-Asian hashtags soared after Donald Trump first tied COVID-19 to China on Twitter, study shows

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY on March 18, 2021
The week after then-President Donald Trump first used the hashtag #chinesevirus on Twitter, the number of people using the hashtag increased more than tenfold, and they were much more likely to include anti-Asian hashtags than those who used #covid19 in their tweets.

To keep a sharp mind, start thinking of heart health in your 20s

By Suzanne Leigh on March 18, 2021
Obesity, hypertension, high glucose in early adulthood may take heavy toll on cognition in late life, UCSF-led study shows

How do marijuana legalization policies affect violence rates?

By Cameron Scott on March 18, 2021
Social norms around marijuana are becoming more permissive in the United States. The drug has several approved medicinal uses, and survey data show that American perceptions of how harmful marijuana is are declining over time.

UCSF Covid-19 warriors: female, fierce and unusually diverse

By Lydia Chavez on March 12, 2021
The only problem? There are not enough of us.

Postdoctoral fellowship in dementia epidemiology

By Cameron Scott on March 08, 2021
The primary goal of this postdoctoral fellowship is to work with Dr. Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH to provide the first-ever estimates of the key modifiable Alzheimer’s disease risk factors for the state of California, including estimates for specific sub-populations of interest such as women and...

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Epidemiology of Aging

March 03, 2021
The UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow to join a team of interdisciplinary scholars focused on evaluating barriers and facilitators of long-term services and supports (LTSS) for older adults living alone with cognitive impairment.

Child Abuse Surges in Times of Crisis – The Pandemic May Be Different

By Suzanne Leigh on March 03, 2021
Fewer inflicted injuries but similar severity in 2020 to prior years, UCSF-Children’s Mercy study shows