January 10, 2018

Scientists behind the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN) have published their first paper, which describes the project’s early progress, including forging collaborations with more than 40 community organizations and other key stakeholders. The paper also presents a framework for other cities on how to systematically plan and develop a similar structure for community-based health projects. Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is first author on the paper.

students in a meeting room
December 01, 2017

A new Student Success Center brings together under one roof a wide range of key student services.  Read the full story on

Margaret Handley, professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF
October 26, 2017

Following a state law mandating testing, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued more alerts for lead in candy than for the other top three sources of food-borne contamination combined, according to the first analysis of outcomes of the 2006 law by researchers at UC San Francisco and CDPH.

Kirsten Bibbins Domingo
October 06, 2017

As Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, prepared to begin her tenure as chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on October 1, 2017, she sat down to answer a few questions about her plans for the department.