Our Faculty

Shelley Adler, PhD

Director, UCSF Osher Center
Family Community Medicine

Areas of interest: Medical anthropology, end of life palliative care, integrative medicine

Marcella Azucar

Executive Assistant 3

Piali Basu, DO, MPH

HS Assistant Clinical Prof
Family Community Medicine

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH

RECALL FACULTY
Family Community Medicine

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH

Recall Faculty
Family Community Medicine

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH is Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). For more than 25 years, Dr. Braveman has studied and published extensively on health equity and the social determinants of health, and has worked to bring attention to these issues in the U.S. and internationally. Her research has focused on measuring, documenting, understanding, and addressing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities, particularly in maternal and infant health.

Erica Brode, MD, MPH

HS Assistant Clinical Professo
Family Community Medicine

Jack Chase, MD

Associate Professor
Family Community Medicine

Jack Chase is the Medical Director of the Department of Care Coordination at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. In this role, he co-leads and supports over 80 social workers, nurses, analysts and clerical staff in development of a prospective, patient-centered care coordination system for ZSFG's 16,000+ yearly inpatients.

Carolyn Chu, MD

Assoc Prof of Clin-HCOMP
Family Community Medicine

Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH

PROF OF CLIN-HCOMP
Family Community Medicine

Research:
My research is centered on the contextual issues of treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, and related diseases, in socially marginalized populations. My long-term objective is to combine ethnographic and epidemiological research to explore the intricate socio-behavioral-medical issues of medication adherence, access to care and risk taking behaviors, particularly related to drug use and drug users. My work, including collaborations, has been published in JAMA, NEJM, PLoS Medicine, AJPH, JAIDS and other peer-reviewed journals.

Diana Coffa

ASSOC PROF OF CLIN-HCOMP
Family Community Medicine

Position:
Residency Program Director, SFGH UCSF Family and Community Medicine Residency

Interests:
Primary care of underserved populations, substance abuse in primary care, chronic pain management, integrative medicine, residency education.

Kirsten Day

HS ASSOC CLIN PROF-HCOMP
Family Community Medicine

Christine Dehlendorf, MD

ASSOC PROF IN RES-HCOMP
Family Community Medicine

As a family physician with advanced training in family planning and a Masters Degree in Clinical Research, I perform research and clinical work designed to address the family planning needs of low-income, diverse populations. My research program focuses on contraceptive counseling and family planning disparities.

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