Chair's Message

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. Learn more


News


The Wertheim Family Foundation pledges $25 million lead gift towards creating a School of Public Health at UC San Diego. Learn more


Events

 
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Faculty Recruitments

Lecturer in Public Health

Associate or Full Professor (Ladder Rank/In Residence) - Health: Policy, Economics, or Services Research Faculty

Assistant Professor (Adjunct, In-Residence) - FMPH - Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine and the Design Lab

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (HS Clinical) Family Medicine Clinician

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adjunct, In-Residence) - Professor in Public Health

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Presentations & Publications

Camille Nebeker presented "The Digital Revolution: The Potential Promise and Ethical Perils in Research" as a keynote speaker at the Technology, Mind & Society Conference. Read more

 

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



Graduate Students on the Move: 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Pictured: Lorena Pacheco, Prof. Maria Rosario (Happy) Araneta, and Naeemah Munir

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.

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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Research

Linda McEvoy featured in article discussing the role of hearing aids in delaying dementia and depression in elders.                 Read more. 




Christina Chambers to lead NIH supported initiative examining effects of early exposure of opiods on on infant and child development.  Read more. 





Shu-Hong Zhu featured in article regarding proposed ban on vaping products in San Diego County.  Read more. 


Kerri Boutelle featured in blog discussing the role of appetitive behaviors in childhood obesity. Read more. 



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

Photo courtesy of Institute for Medical Quality


Eric Leas featured in article regarding the harsher regulation of marketing for marijuana. Read more  


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Appointments & Recognition

Andrea LaCroix has been appointed by Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH, to serve on the National Institute on Aging Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). The BSC evaluates the performance of intramural scientists and the quality of their research programs, which represents an integral part of the overall NIH mission. 







Richard Garfein has been selected to serve on the WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group (DHTAG) and Roster of Experts. This group will work to achieve WHO's triple billion goals set in the General Programme of Work (GPW13), and Sustainable Goal 3: Ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. 
 


HeklerCongratulations 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 2019 “Top Docs!”

 
Lori Daniels, MD
For Cardiovascular Disease

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Melanie Fiorella, MD
For Family Medicine

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Michelle Johnson, MD
For Family Medicine

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Gene Kallenberg, MD
For Family Medicine

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Cassandra Morn, MD
For Family Medicine

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Divya Reddy, MD
For Family Medicine

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Rebecca Rosen, MD
For Family Medicine

Slater 
Daniel Slater, MD
For Family Medicine

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Jennifer Wu, MD
For Family Medicine

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Julie Lu Le, DO
For Psychiatry

Achar 
Suraj Achar, MD
For Sports Medicine

Bazzo
David Bazzo, MD
For Sports Medicine

Bazzo 
Sarah Merrill, MD
For Sports Medicine

Shahtaji
Alan Shahtaji, DO
For Sports Medicine

Taylor
Kenneth Taylor, MD
For Sports Medicine

(Source: San Diego Magazine 2019 “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey)

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