Rita Hamad, MD, PhD
University of California San Francisco, MD - Medicine
University of California San Francisco, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
University of California Berkeley, MPH, MS - Health & Medical Sciences
UCSF - Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency, Family Medicine
Stanford University, PhD - Epidemiology
Harvard University, AB - Chemistry
Dr. Hamad is the Associate Director of the Center for Health Equity. She is also a member of the steering committee of the UCSF Population Health Data Initiative, serving as the Faculty Lead for the development of data infrastructure to advance population health research on campus. She previously served as the Policy Lead of the UCSF Preterm Birth Initiative, spearheading an agenda to reduce racial and socioeconomic disparities in preterm birth by addressing its upstream determinants. Outside of UCSF, she is the co-Chair of the Communications Committee of the Interdisciplinary Association of Population Health Sciences and was a Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine during 2020-2022. Dr. Hamad mentors trainees at all levels in population health and health equity research, and lectures in several courses about the effects of social policies on health inequities. She saw patients for 10 years in safety net clinics throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, although she is no longer a practicing physician.