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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


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


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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

Wael Al-Delaimy presented his research on dietary implcations related to cancer prevention as a speaker for the 2019 La Jolla Community Center Distinguished Speaker Series. Read more

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

Rohit Loomba cited in study indentifying two enzymes that control liver damage in nonalcholic steatohepetatis (NASH). Read more.

Murray Stein cited in study detecting six genetic variants linked to anxiety in 200,000 US veterans. Read more.  

Lori Daniels featured in article discussing her pilot study that examines cardiovascular health of nonagenarians in southern Italy.  Read more. 

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Cheryl Anderson featured in article describing the differences in HDL and LDL toward maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Read more. 

Linda Hill to lead new program that expands statewide initative to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis and prescription drugs.  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. 

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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

Melanie Fiorella, MD
For Family Medicine

Michelle Johnson, MD
For Family Medicine

Gene Kallenberg, MD
For Family Medicine

Cassandra Morn, MD
For Family Medicine

Divya Reddy, MD
For Family Medicine

Rebecca Rosen, MD
For Family Medicine

Daniel Slater, MD
For Family Medicine

Jennifer Wu, MD
For Family Medicine

Julie Lu Le, DO
For Psychiatry

Suraj Achar, MD
For Sports Medicine

David Bazzo, MD
For Sports Medicine

Sarah Merrill, MD
For Sports Medicine

Alan Shahtaji, DO
For Sports Medicine

Kenneth Taylor, MD
For Sports Medicine

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

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