Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego

Improving Public Health through preventive, behavioral, epidemiologic and clinical research, education and clinical care.

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Public Health News

Dr. Jim Sallis and Dr. Cheryl Anderson, inducted to the National Academy of Medicine, October 2017 (featured with Dr Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine)

womens-health-thumb.jpg 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.

Drs. Cinnamon Bloss and Kimberly Brouwer have recently published results of a research assessment "Public Response to a Proposed Field Trial of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes in the United States" in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read More...

womens-health-thumb.jpg Dr. Maria Rosario (Happy) Araneta had the honor of being invited as the Inaugural Lecturer at the Lawrence and Evelyn Wing Family Endowed Lectureship on Diabetes, established by Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center. This endowed lectureship series will allow Joslin’s faculty, staff and students to meet and learn from distinguished visiting scholars, lecturers, and other experts in diabetes research.

Dr. Armin Schwartzman, PhD has received the UCSD Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program Award (FISP) 2017 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. 

womens-health-thumb.jpgResearch on our growing aging population, especially older women’s health, is burgeoning within FMPH. Our department has many studies embedded within the Women’s Health Initiative cohort being led by doctoral students, preventive medicine fellows, postdoctoral fellows and faculty.

Kudos to the following Department faculty who were rated among San Diego County’s Top Docs by San Diego Magazine’sPhysicians of Exceptional Excellence survey:

Suraj Arthur Achar, MD
David Bazzo, MD
Ellen Beck, MD
Lori Daniels, MD
Linda Hill, MD, MPH
William A. Norcross, MD
Kevin Patrick, MD
Daniel Slater, MD
Kenneth Taylor, MD

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