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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


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Faculty Recruitments

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

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Adjunct or In Residence) - Biostatistics

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

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Presentations & Publications

FMPH Shining Stars

Pictured, From Left to Right: Lisa Deferville, Melody Bazyar, Hollie Ward, Dr. Cheryl Anderson, Mike Davison, Michael Higgins

LaCroix presents “Improving Benefits and Reducing Harms from Breast Cancer Screening: The WISDOM Trial

Pictured, from left to right: Lisa Madlensky, Ph.D, Barbara Parker, MD and Andrea LaCroix, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy of The Doris A. Howell Foundation)

FMPH Faculty and Trainees present at the AHA’s 2018 Cardiovascular Epidemiology Meeting in New Orleans

Pictured, from left to right: Erin Delker, Isac Thomas, Matt Allison, Interim Chair Cheryl Anderson, Andrea LaCroix, John Belletiere

Psycho-Oncology uses Selene Xu's image

Psycho-Oncology featured an image by Biostatistics graduate student and first author, Selene Xu, along with her FMPH faculty mentor, Dr. Loki Natarajan, on its March 2018 cover.

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Epidemiology Professor Richard Garfein employs mobile technologies in the global fight against tuberculosis, as recently highlighted in STAT.

Photo caption: Richard Garfein, PhD.  Photo by Sandy Huffaker for STAT

Hekler 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... Read more

Photo courtesy of the UC San Diego Design Lab

Schwartzman 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

Photo courtesy of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study

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Appointments & Recognition

Congratulations to our Department’s 2018 “Top Docs!”

Linda Hill, MD, MPH
For Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

David Bazzo, MD
For Sports Medicine
Also recently appointed President of the San Diego County Medical Society

Alan Shahtaji, DO
For Sports Medicine

Kenneth Taylor, MD
For Sports Medicine

Suraj Achar, MD
For Family Medicine

Daniel Slater, MD
For Family Medicine

(Source: San Diego Magazine 2018 “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” survey)

BeckCongratulations to 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. Read more

RosarioCongratulations to 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. Read more

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)

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