Margot Kushel, MD

School of Medicine
1001 Potrero Avenue, #4201
San Francisco, CA
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Education and Training

Harvard University,Cambridge, MA, AB - 1990 English

Yale School of Medicine, MD - 1995

University of California, San Francisco, Intern - 1996 Medicine/Primary Care

University of California, San Francisco, Resident - 1998 Medicine/Primary Care

University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident - 1999 Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, Fellow - 2001 General Internal Medicine

University of California,San Francisco, CA 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

Awards and Honors

Thomas N. Burbridge Public Service Award, UCSF, 2020

Distinguished Citizen, Commonwealth Club, 2021

Woman of the Year, California Senate District 9, 2021
Margot Kushel, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Division Chief at the Division of Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. Margot's research focuses on reducing the burden of homelessness on health through examining efforts to prevent and end homelessness and mitigating the effects of housing instability on health care outcomes. She uses a variety of research methodologies with an aim towards informing the development of programs and policies to end homelessness via understanding the complex interactions between health and housing. She has a particular interest in homelessness in older adults and homelessness in medically complicated individuals. She is the PI of an NIA funded R01 that developed the HOPE HOME (Health Outcomes in Populations Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle agE) cohort, an ongoing longitudinal cohort study examining the causes and effects of homelessness on adults aged 50 and over in Oakland, CA. She is the PI of the California Statewide Study of People Experiencing Homelessness. Margot is actively engaged in training and mentorship. She is the PI of a K24 award from NIA to mentor junior investigators in aging in historically marginalized populations. Margot works with diverse stakeholders to implement programmatic and policy changes based on her research. She maintains an active clinical practice at ZSFG in primary care internal medicine. Margot gives testimony at local and state levels and frequently speaks to the press about issues surrounding homelessness. Margot is a Board Member of Housing California and the National Homelessness Law Center.