Andrew B. Bindman Professorship in Health Policy and Primary Care
The Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS) and the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) are pleased to announce
Dean Schillinger, MD has been named to the Andrew B. Bindman Professorship in Health Policy and Primary Care
The professorship honors an individual who has a commitment to providing high quality care to the urban underserved, conducts ground-breaking health policy research, and has a love for teaching and mentoring residents and fellows.
"Andy Bindman's tangible impacts on primary care and health policy both locally and nationally have been immeasurable. His mentorship in these arenas also fostered a generation of action-oriented leaders in primary care and health policy research whose works focuses on improving the health of marginalized populations. It is a tremendous honor to serve as the inaugural holder of the professorship that he helped establish and that bears his name."
Dean Schillinger, MD
Dean Schillinger, MD is a general internist, primary care physician at the Richard H. Fine People's Clinic, and a UCSF Professor of Medicine whose professional career has been spent at San Francisco General Hospital. He is an international research expert in health communication science, chronic disease-related public health, and health policy. In 2006, he co-founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and currently directs the UCSF Health Communications Research Program. He served as Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital from 2009-2020, and previously served as Chief of the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program for California. He has been awarded numerous federal research grants to develop and evaluate health programs tailored to the literacy and language needs of patients with noncommunicable diseases. He has published over 325 peer-reviewed scientific articles and contributed to methodologic discoveries involving community-engaged research, quasi-experimental studies, natural experiments and evaluations of mass media events and social media campaigns. He co-directs an NIDDK-funded Center for Translational Research called DREAMS (Diabetes Research for Equity through Advanced Multilevel Science). Dr. Schillinger received the American Public Health Association's Everett M. Rogers Award for lifetime achievement in health communication science. An accomplished and sought-after mentor, he received the IHPS /Hal Luft Health Services and Policy Research Career Mentoring Award in 2016.
Throughout his career, Dr. Schillinger has been active in health policy at municipal, state and federal levels. Most recently, he served as a co-chair for a Congressionally charged federal diabetes commission that made transformative recommendations for an all-of-government approach to the epidemic. Over the last decade, Dr. Schillinger has used his agency and privilege to better position his public hospital patients, and the affected communities they represent, to be able to tell their own stories to the public to shift popular consciousness and motivate communal action. He co-created a youth-led diabetes prevention social media campaign that has been viewed by millions, called The Bigger Picture, www.thebiggerpicture.org
"I am thrilled that this endowed professorship will sustain UCSF’s commitment to scholarship to support socially responsible health policies informed by patients seen in the primary care setting at San Francisco General Hospital.”
Andrew Bindman, MD
Andrew Bindman, MD, is executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Permanente. He is responsible for driving superior quality and equitable health outcomes through the integration of quality innovation, care delivery, data analytics, and research in collaboration with the Permanente Medical Groups. He is also Kaiser Permanente’s executive sponsor for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Bindman spent more than 30 years on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, where he practiced and taught clinical medicine at San Francisco General Hospital while conducting research on health care access and outcomes that resulted in more than 200 published scientific articles. Within the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies he established the California Medicaid Research Institute to conduct studies for the purpose of informing policies for the nation’s most significant health program for the poor. He also served as the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in 2016-2017.
Dr. Bindman is a graduate of Harvard College and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. A board-certified general internist, he completed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Stanford University. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians.