Leading UCSF’s pandemic response with a population mindset

By Jennifer Reihm Pearce, MPA on February 23, 2021
Health systems are designed to care for one person at a time, but the COVID-19 pandemic demands a more complex response. It requires a population mindset with strategies to reach entire communities and entire populations, as well as an equity focus to understand that the most marginalized...

Health Atlas Update

By Jennifer Reihm Pearce, MPA on February 12, 2021
The UCSF Health Atlas, an interactive population health mapping website, recently underwent several key updates. Our team redesigned the Health Atlas interface for a better experience on mobile. COVID-19 data were added to reflect confirmed case and death totals for nursing home and prison...

New “places” feature in UCSF Health Atlas visualizes COVID-19 cases and social determinants of health at the sub-county level

By Jessica Fields on July 07, 2020
The UCSF Health Atlas, a population health mapping website led by the School of Medicine Dean’s Office of Population Health and Health Equity, recently added a new “places” feature that gives users the ability to visualize COVID-19 cases and neighborhood data down to the zip-code, neighborhood, and...

Population Health and Health Equity is excited to announce the launch of new website

By Le Wen Chiu on April 03, 2020
The UCSF School of Medicine Dean’s Office of Population Health and Health Equity is excited to announce the release of UCSF Health Atlas, a new, interactive population health mapping website that curates publicly available data and visualizes it at the census tract level.

Vouchers4Veggies Program Puts Research into Action

By Le Wen Chiu on February 26, 2020
San Francisco’s Food Security Task Force estimates that 227,000 residents are at high risk of food insecurity.

2nd Annual Colloquium on Population Health & Health Equity: Immigrant Health

By Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo on November 25, 2019
In late October, immigrant health was the focus of the 2nd Annual Colloquium on Population Health & Health Equity. The topic was timely, with worldwide migration at historic highs and immigrant detentions continuing to spur controversy in the United States and Mexico.

A Moral Imperative to Protect the Health and Well-being of Children: An Interview with Dr. Marissa Raymond-Flesch

August 27, 2019
Marissa Raymond-Flesch, MD, MPH, assistant professor of pediatrics, grew up in New Mexico, a minority-majority state with tremendous health challenges for youth.

SF Cancer Initiative is Tackling the Five Deadliest Cancers in San Francisco

By Arego Mitchell on July 15, 2019
Three years ago, Dr. Robert A. Hiatt and his partners in the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN) posed the question, “What can a world-class university working with key collaborators do to impact cancer rates in its community?” Now they’re beginning to see some answers.

The DREAM Lab is studying health disparities using population-based data

May 29, 2019
The DREAM (Disparities Research: Environment And oMics) Lab, housed in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, is a multidisciplinary research team studying and addressing health disparities at the population level, with the goal of collecting complete population-based data ranging...