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
Elizabeth Barrett Connor, MD
received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Endocrine Society, their top award. Per the Endocrine Society, “The hallmarks of Dr. Barrett-Connor’s enduring success — a driving quest for the truth, rigorous scientific discipline, and a joyful passion — have infused every aspect of her career, whether as investigator, lecturer, teacher, or mentor.” Congratulations, Dr. Barrett Connor!
More details Paul J. Mills, PhD
has been appointed as Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine, following his service as Interim Chief of the Division since February, 2017. Thank you for your continuing leadership!
This year, the Preventive Medicine Residency was awarded one of only two USA American Cancer Society Fellowships. Further, this UC San Diego Residency is the only program in the country to have been awarded successive ACS Fellowships every year since the grant program began in 1995. This is a testament to the quality of the Residency and to Dr. Linda Hill's
Congratulations to two Preventive Medicine residents, Dr. Emily McDonald and Dr. Amish Talwar, for selection by CDC to serve as Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers, working on the front lines of the most important public health issues in the national and global community. For more information on this highly competitive, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program: https://www.cdc.gov/eis/index.html
Appointments & Recognition Archive
Brian Kwan, a second year Biostatistics PhD student, has been awarded a prestigious 5-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for 2018. This competitive program in STEM fields has about a 10% award rate. Look for an upcoming article in
News (American Statistical Association; describing the NSF GRFP program.
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