Emily Finlayson has been named Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs

February 24, 2019
Emily Finlayson has been named Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Development in the Department of Surgery

The average sticker price for U.S. childbirth: $32,093

February 01, 2019
The U.S. is the most expensive country in the world to give birth. But most hospitals won’t tell patients how much delivery and care costs until after the baby is born.

State Preemption to Prevent Local Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

January 25, 2019
The beverage industry is using a strategy called preemption that poses a serious threat to the ability of localities to levy a soda tax on sugary beverages which reduces consumption and generates revenues to promote public health. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read more:

California Gets to Know Its New Governor

January 11, 2019
Andrew Bindman appears as a guest on KCBS In Depth. This week in California politics kicked off with the inauguration of the state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom. And as the week progressed Newsom has been laying out his priorities with a series of appearances and releases culminating in a near two-...

Food Industry Mimics Big Tobacco to Suppress Science and Shape Public Opinion

November 29, 2018
The Industry Documents archive is a searchable, open-access repository of internal memos, consulting notes, and public relations and research funding strategies. Some of the documents came from individuals, including university-based consultants who donated their files to university archivists....

Unveiling the New UCSF Food Industry Documents Archive

November 28, 2018
The UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF Industry Documents Library are excited to announce the unveiling of the New UCSF Food Industry Documents Archive.

Is Professionalism Still Possible?

November 21, 2018
Christine K. Cassel MD, MACP Presidential Chair Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine University of California at San Francisco View Lecture:

More mothers breastfeeding after California passed paid leave law, study finds

October 29, 2018
California saw an increase in breastfeeding mothers after passing a 2004 law to provide partially paid leave to new parents, according to a new study from UC San Francisco. The study by Dr. Rita Hamad, professor of health policy at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF, and...

Julia Adler-Milstein receives award for for Health Policy Contribution in Informatics.

October 29, 2018
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is proud to announce the 2018 Signature Award and Leadership Award recipients.