Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
PRL-IHPS contributes to the solution of complex and challenging health policy problems through leadership in research, training, technical assistance, and public service.
Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law
Learn more about the new on-line Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law Degree Program at UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law.
Hal Luft Award Winner 2018
In recognition of UCSF faculty who are engaged in health services and/or health policy research in their mentoring roles which demonstrate the qualities exemplified by Dr. Harold Luft.


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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo joins IHPS as an Affiliated Faculty Member

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine and Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  She is the inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine.  She co-founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, a research center focused on discovery, implementation, policy, advocacy, and community engagement for communities at risk for poor health and inadequate healthcare.  
Dr. Bibbins-Domingo’s activities in health policy focus on prevention, and particularly how clinical and public health policies impact disease prevention in poor and minority populations.  Her scholarship includes studies using simulation modeling, observational designs, and pragmatic trials to examine the impact of interventions aimed at cardiovascular disease prevention.  She previously served on the US Preventive Services Task Force as member from 2010-2017 and as vice-chair and chair from 2014-2017.


Emily Finlayson has been named Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Development in the Department of Surgery

In her role as the inaugural Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Development, Dr. Finlayson will lead efforts to ensure faculty success through development, promotion, diversity, recruitment, and retention. She will collaborate with the School of Medicine and University leadership to advance these objectives. Dr. Finlayson will also oversee the Department’s Merit & Promotions process and serve as a member of the Chair’s Leadership Council, which provides strategic advice and policy recommendations to the Chair, and partner with the Department’s to be named Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to foster an organizational culture grounded on these important principles

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