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UCSF has long been a hub for research and training and partnerships in population health and health equity.

In August 2017, Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo was appointed the inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity by School of Medicine Dean Talmadge E. King, Jr. to develop an organizational strategy to advance and elevate population health and health equity research, education, and programs at UCSF.

"My position was established to support the strong community of investigators, educators, and clinicians in the many disciplines involved in population health to come together, learn from each other, and accelerate the impact UCSF can have in improving the health of communities and populations,” said Dr. Bibbins-Domingo. She continued, "In addition to work across our usual academic missions, advancing population health and health equity can only be accomplished with a strong alliance with our clinical partners, including UCSFHealth, ZSFGH, and the VAMC, as well as community organizations and public health stakeholders.”

Recently launched campus-wide initiatives include: