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Shelley Adler, PhD

Professor,

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

Sondos Al Sad, MD, MPH

Associate Clinical Professor,
Family Community Medicine

Piali Basu, DO, MPH

Assistant Professor,

April Bell, PhD, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor,
Family Community Medicine

Dr. Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (FCM) in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to joining FCM, she was a postdoctoral scholar with the Preterm Birth Initiative at UCSF.

Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH

Professor,
Family Community Medicine

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH

Professor,

Paula Braveman, MD, MPH is Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Founding Director of the Center for Health Equity 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.

Julie Brichard, MD

Assistant Professor,
Family Community Medicine

Erica Brode, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor,
Family Community Medicine

Jonathan Butler, PhD

Assistant Researcher,
Family Community Medicine

Dr. Butler is an Assistant Professional Researcher in the Department of Family and Community Medicine & the CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy and CardiovascUlaR DiseasE (NURTURE Center). He is a social epidemiologist and minister with interests in the role of religion, childhood experiences and psychological stress on health outcomes.

Dr. Butler is actively involved in projects in two primary domains: 1) psychosocial stress and type II diabetes risk and obesity and 2) Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) focused on obesity across the life-course.

Jack Chase, MD

Professor,

Jack Chase MD FAAFP FHM is a Volunteer Clinical Professor in the University of California San Francisco Department of Family and Community Medicine. He practices clinically as a hospital medicine and palliative care physician at Summit Hospital in Oakland, California.

Karamjit Chela, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor,
Family Community Medicine

Maggie Chen, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor,
Family Community Medicine

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