Since 1966, our Department of Family Medicine and Public Health has had a rich history of leadership and scholarly activities at the intersection of primary care and public health. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are engaged in efforts locally, nationally, and globally that improve public health and health care delivery through research, teaching, and clinical care.
Appointments & Recognition
Dr. Jim Sallis
Dr. Cheryl Anderson
, inducted to the National Academy of Medicine, October 2017 (featured with Dr Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine)
Jose Ricardo Suarez, MPH, MD, PhD has been appointed by Governor Brown to serve as a member of the Biomonitoring California's Scientific Guidance Panel /CAL-EPA., He will be formally sworn in at the upcoming SGP meeting November 9, 2017 in Richmond, CA and serve for the term of 2017 through 2021. Dr. Suárez's research involves understanding the impacts of pesticides and persistent organic pollutants on brain development, metabolic alterations, and other health markers in children and adults, with a focus on disadvantaged communities. He also investigates ways to reduce chemical exposures, including testing methods to increase excretion of persistent pollutants.
Matthew A. Allison, MD, MPH, FAHA,
accepted an invitation from the NIH Center for Scientific Review, Department of Health and Human Services, to serve on the Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences Study Section, beginning July 1, 2016.
Wael Al-Delaimy, MD, PhD, Professor and Division Chief of Global Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, was elected Chair of the International Joint Policy Committee of Societies of Epidemiology (IJPCSE), for a two-year term commencing in April, 2016. IJPCSE is a Non-profit organization of a consortium of 20 Societies and Associations of Epidemiology from six continents.
Camille Nebeker, EdD, MS, Assistant Professor in the UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (Divisions of Behavioral Medicine and Global Health), received the 2016 UC San Diego Research Integrity Faculty Award. Dr. Nebeker was one of five nominees and met goals related to research, teaching, and service, based upon 15+ years of nationally and internationally recognized research integrity work.
Her research portfolio focuses on both research ethics educational initiatives and on ethical dimensions of emerging technologies used in health research studies, as well as a newer line of research on the use of new technologies to monitor personal health data.
Jose Ricardo Suárez, MPH, MD, PhD, received the First Annual Carmel Prize for Research Excellence from the Western Societies of Medicine in January 2016. Dr. Suarez is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Global Health and was a Fellow of the JPB Environmental Health Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for the period 2014-2017. Dr. Suárez was awarded for his work in Environmental Health.
Appointments & Recognition Archive
Dr. Armin Schwartzman, PhD
received the 2017 UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) Award for his project to apply statistical image analysis methodology to automatically segment and assess liver tumors from CT scans, in coordination with the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System. The Project goal is to reproduce and to improve the LI-RADS protocol of liver cancer assessment.
Research Awards Archive