Prior Years

UCSF Population Health and Health Equity Scholars

2020 Scholars

The pilot awards go to support innovative research or programming already underway and led by the scholars.  

The awards will go to support innovative research or programming already underway and led by the Scholars. The work in this year’s class focuses on a wide array of local, national, and global healthcare challenges and questions, including:

  • reducing sweet beverage consumption among low-income Latino children,
  • understanding primary care management of dementia and co-morbid conditions in underserved and underrepresented populations,
  • disparities in poor birth outcomes: undernutrition, race and poverty,
  • improving population oral health,
  • PrEP product and care delivery preferences to advance HIV prevention for young African women,
  • understanding barriers to postpartum retention in HIV care among women in Southwest Uganda,
  • place-level racial bias and birth outcomes,
  • digital health interventions for rural Native American veterans,
  • integrating biologic, psychosocial and neighborhood-level factors of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in gender minority adults, and
  • enhancing access for hypertension screening and treatment among African Americans in the Bay Area.

Read about the scholars and their projects.

2019 Scholars

The work in this year’s class focused on cancer health disparities, the impacts of long-term immigration policy-related stressors on population health, sexual and reproductive health inequities among marginalized populations, and subsidized housing’s impact on the implementation of smoke-free policies.