Presentations & Publications

HeklerCardiologist Lori Daniels has been featured in article about correlation between aspirin and heart condition. Read more

Photo courtesy of San Diego Health

Graduate Students on the Move: At the 2018 American Public Health Association annual conference.

Joint Doctoral Program student Lorena Pacheco presented a poster and moderated a Food and Nutrition presentation session. 4th year Medical student Naeemah Munir gave two oral presentations, a poster presentation, and was invited to moderate two other sessions.

Pictured:  Lorena Pacheco, Prof. Maria Rosario (Happy) Araneta, and Naeemah Munir

Dr. Araneta (pictured above) also gave a presentation on December 12 at the Boston University School of Public Health, entitled, "The "Skinny" on Health Disparities among Asian Americans: Biological, Behavioral, and Social Determinants."

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Hekler Psychiatry Department working with Dr. William Norcross on pilot test of HEAR Suicide Prevention Initiative, for UC San Diego nurses. Read more

Photo courtesy of Institute for Medical Quality

Hekler Jose Suarez cited in study linking hypertension in children and flower pesticides. Read more

Photo courtesy of The JPB Environmental Health Fellows Program

HeklerEric Leas Featured in article regarding the harsher regulation of marketing for marijuana. Read more

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Appointments & Recognition


Congratulations to Dr. Margaret Ryan, who received the F. Marian Bishop Educator of the Year Award, from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Read more

Caption: Margaret Ryan, MD, MPH accepting her award from the ​Planning Committee Chair, Billy Oglesby, PhD, MBA, FACHE. Photo credit

Congratulations to our Department’s 2018 “Top Docs!”

Linda Hill, MD, MPH
For Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

David Bazzo, MD
For Sports Medicine
Also recently appointed President of the San Diego County Medical Society

Alan Shahtaji, DO
For Sports Medicine

Kenneth Taylor, MD
For Sports Medicine

Suraj Achar, MD
For Family Medicine

Daniel Slater, MD
For Family Medicine

(Source: San Diego Magazine 2018 “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey)

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