New Report! Toward Equity: Black Californians’ Experiences of Homelessness

February 21, 2024
Today, UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative (BHHI) released their newest report: Toward Equity: Black Californians’ Experiences of Homelessness. This work was led by Dr. Kara Young Ponder, BHHI’s Director of Community Engagement & Racial Justice. The webinar recorded on February 21...

Medical Anthropology Prospective Students Q&A Recording!

August 04, 2023
This Q&A video recording is for prospective Medical Anthropology students who would like to hear directly from our students! Our application opens September 1, 2023

reelaviolette botts-ward: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize Winner!

April 24, 2023
Congratulations to our REPAIR Project Post-Doctoral scholar reelaviolette botts-ward on receiving the FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize!

Shinyi Hsieh (HHS) awarded Harvard Fairbank Center Hou Family Postdoctoral Fellowship

April 14, 2023
Congratulations to our History of Health Sciences PhD candidate Shinyi Hsieh for receiving the Harvard Fairbank Center 2023-24 Hou Family Postdoctoral Fellowship in Taiwan Studies! Shinyi’s research goals includes producing and mobilizing knowledge as the basis for further health reform in Asian...

Passing of Dr. Judith Barker

April 06, 2023
It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Judith Barker, a long-term member of our faculty and (since 2014) Emeritus Professor of Medical Anthropology.

Passing of Linda S. Mitteness, PhD

By Judith C. Barker, PhD on November 30, 2022
Passing of Linda S. Mitteness, PhD on November 19, 2022.

Dr, Louise Aronson's "Reading Old Age" talk available on YouTube

By Dr. Louise Aronson on November 23, 2022
Dr. Louise Aronson's "Reading Old Age" talk is posted to YouTube. Please see the link below in order to view it.

An accessible, relational, inclusive, and actionable (ARIA) model of genetic counseling compared with usual care: Results of a randomized controlled trial

By Galen Joseph, Michael C. Leo, Leslie Riddle and 20 others on September 13, 2022
Purpose Effective approaches to communicate genomic information are needed to ensure equitable care. In a randomized controlled superiority trial, we tested a novel practice model that aims to make genetic counseling inclusive, by making the communication accessible, relational, and actionable (...

It's personalized, but its still bucket based - article by Galen Joseph PhD and Jennifer James PhD

September 13, 2022
Abstract: Adaptive pragmatic clinical trials offer an innovative approach that integrates clinical care and research. Yet, blurring the boundaries between research and clinical care raises questions about how clinicians and investigators balance their patient care and research roles and what types...

Shinyi Hsieh is Graduate Division's Newest Rosenberg-Hill Fellow

September 09, 2022
Each year, the Graduate Division Dean's Office benefits from the hard work of one or more Rosenberg-Hill Fellows, who support the Division's administrative operations as well as conduct studies that will benefit graduate students and postdocs at UCSF for years to come. Past fellows have worked on...