Social Epidemiology

  • Focuses on the social determinants of disease including socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, the built environment and related factors.
  • Special emphasis on training in theory, historical context, methodological issues and measurement.
  • Faculty and mentors are available in the department and its affiliated faculty as well as in partner institutions in the Bay Area.


Area of Concentration Leader

Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD Professor

Primary Faculty

Maria Glymour, ScD, MS Professor
Mary Haan, DrPH, MPH Professor
Margaret Handley, PhD, MPH Professor
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PHD Professor
Dominic Montagu, DrPH Associate Professor
Jacqueline Torres, MPH, MA, PhD Assistant Professor

Secondary Faculty

Christine Dehlendorf, MD Associate Professor
James G. Khan, MD, MPH Professor
Irene Yen, PHD, MPH Associate Professor


Affiliate Faculty

Tomas Aragon, MD, DrPH Assistant Professor
May Sudhinaraset, PhD Assistant Professor


Retired Faculty

Lawrence Green, DrPH, MPH Professor (Recalled)