students studying
July 25, 2017

UCSF School of Medicine has introduced a new, innovative curriculum to prepare medical students for their future roles, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics plays a key role in that curriculum.

The new Bridges curriculum, introduced a year ago, immerses students in clinical teams early in their education and emphasizes inquiry, asking questions that push understanding of human health and disease. It also provides dedicated time for students to work on scholarly research projects.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, new chair of UCSF Epidemiology and Biostatistics
July 21, 2017

Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr., MD, announced the appointment of Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, as the new chair of the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, effective October 1. She will also serve as the inaugural vice dean for Population Health and Health Equity, effective August 1.

Chiung-Yu Huang, professor of biostatistics at UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
July 12, 2017

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is welcoming several new faculty members over the next few weeks. They include a new professor of biostatistics and five adjunct professors in the divisions of infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology and genetic and cancer epidemiology.

test tubes in ice
July 10, 2017

When Maryam Zafer’s capstone project for her master’s degree in Global Health Sciences didn’t work out in the spring of 2014, she jumped at the first project she was offered: working with Joelle Brown, PhD, associate professor of Epidemiology and Biostatiscs, on a systematic review of the research on semen washing, a strategy for preventing HIV among couples who want to conceive a child when the man is HIV-positive.