UCSF Health - Office of Population Health

About OPH

The Office of Population Health (OPH) was created in 2015 to lead UCSF Health’s efforts to improve the health of our patients, improve the experience for our patients, and lower the costs of care delivered. We work closely with leadership across UCSF to execute a system-wide strategy of delivering innovative models of value-based care. 

We lead UCSF’s participation in 1) state pay-for-performance programs, 2) alternative payment models such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and bundled payments, and 3) population health quality for UCSF and our partners.

We are comprised of three primary components:

  • Innovative clinical programs focused on improving the health of patients throughout the care continuum
  • Data and analytics aimed at analyzing and disseminating clinical and cost data
  • Project management team focused on population health value-based care quality and pay-for-performance programs

OPH Mission and Values

OPH Leadership Team


Gina Intinarelli-Shuler RN MS PhD is the Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at UCSF Health. She also serves as Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the Institute for Nursing Excellence and as Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the UCSF School of Nursing. As Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, she is responsible for the direction, creation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of many large-scale clinical and operational programs and initiatives led by the Office of Population Health, including: Clinical Care Management, risk-based contracts such as Commercial Accountable Care Organizations, Medicare Advantage and Bundled Payment initiatives, State pay for performance programs such as the Quality Incentive Program, Population Health Analytics, Ambulatory Quality for UCSF and its partners, Ambulatory Risk Capture, and Federal regulatory quality programs. She has more than 30 years of direct clinical experience as a critical care nurse. She earned her Master’s degree and PhD in Health Policy from UCSF.

  • Kristin Gagliardi, Innovation Implementation Specialist
  • Noelle Lee, Director, Operations and Administration
  • Brian Taylor, Director, Analytics
  • Avi Tutman, Manager, Ambulatory Risk Capture and MA Operations
  • Hira Safdar, Operations Officer, Population Health Quality
  • Mauricio Roman, Operations Coordinator, Clinical Programs
  • Thomas Giannini, Executive Assistant to Gina Intinarelli

Medical Directors 

  • Michael Alvarado, MD, Medical Director for Accountable Care - Commercial Payers
  • Elisabeth Askin, MD, Medical Director for Ambulatory Risk Capture
  • Lee Atkinson-McEnvoy, MD, Vice Chair for Primary Care and Population Health
  • Rebecca Conant, MD, Medical Director for Care at Home
  • Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Kevin Grumbach, MD, Senior Medical Director
  • Tim Judson, MD, MPH, Medical Director for Care Delivery Transformation
  • Arthur Wood MD, Medical Director for Accountable Care - Government Payers

OPH Clinical Programs

  • Michael Helle, Director, Clinical Programs
    • Dena Abusrur, COVID-19 Clinical Manager, COVID Hotline Patient Triage, CRISM
    • Robin Andersen, Manager, Complex Care Team
    • Lara Bellingham, COVID-19 Clinical Manager
    • Kiara Bowen, Supervisor, COVID Centralized Scheduling Team
    • Irina Kaplan, Manager, Care at Home
    • Carolyn Stead, Manager, Behavioral Health
    • Henrietta Tran, Manager,  ACO Commercial/Medicare Advantage Program
    • Meg Wheeler, Manager, Care Transitions

Population Health Quality

  • Sara Coleman, Director, Population Health Quality
    • Maria Johnson, Manager, Population Health Regulatory and Quality Programs
    • Tasha Toliver, Manager, Population Health Outreach