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
Ellen Beck, MD, Clinical Professor in the Family Medicine Division, for being named a “Woman of Valor” by the San Diego Repertory Theatre and Jewish Family Service of San Diego. Dr. Beck was celebrated for her years of leadership directing the Student-Run Free Clinic.
Dr. Maria Rosario (Happy) Araneta, PhD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology, who was recently appointed to a six-year term on the NIH “Council of Councils!” This interdisciplinary body is comprised of 27 members, selected from NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) Advisory Councils, representatives nominated by the Office of the Director program offices, and broad lay representation.
Photo caption: New Council of Council Members pictured: (back row from left) Michael Lairmore, Bruce Tromberg, Gary Koretzky; (front row from left) Jean Schaffer, Paul Kenny, DPCPSI Director and Council of Councils Chair, James Anderson, Maria Rosario Araneta, Rick Horwitz. Not pictured: Bruce Ovbiagele. (Photo Source)
David Bazzo, MD, primary care and sports medicine physician, has been appointed as President of the San Diego County Medical Society. He is the first UC San Diego physician to hold this position. He was also recently recognized with a special service award from the High School Sports Association.!
Kimberly Brouwer, PhD began her appointment as Interim Chief of the Division of Global Health, as of June 1, 2018. She has been conducting global health research since joining UC San Diego over 14 years ago. Currently, she collaborates with Mexican and Guatemalan officials on research addressing substance use, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections.
Appointments & Recognition Archive
Epidemiology Professor Richard Garfein employs mobile technologies in the global fight against tuberculosis, as recently highlighted in STAT.
Photo caption: Richard Garfein, PhD
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Dr. Eric Hekler is working on a research project called, "Heart Steps: Adaptive mHealth Intervention for Physical-Activity Maintenance." As described in the grant Abstract, “In this project, we will design and evaluate a personalized, adaptive mHealth intervention that leverages frequent interactions that people have with their mobile phones...
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UC San Diego Design Lab
Dr. Armin Schwartzman received an award from the National Science Foundation, for a project entitled, "Collaborative Research: Critical Points and Excursion Probability of Random Fields: Theory and Statistical Applications." Read More
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Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study
Dr. Ming Tai-Seale continues her research on patient-provider communication, client-centered care and outcomes, with a research project designed to help Medicare recipients choose prescription drug plans.
More info Dr. Ming Tai-Seale’s research.
Research Awards Archive