Brian Dolan, PhD

Professor & Chair
Humanities & Social Sciences

Research areas include historical perspectives on the development of modern clinical practices and medical epistemology; the ethcis and values of medical technologies, such as information management systems and telemedicine.

Elizabeth Dzeng, PhD, MD, MPH

Assoc. Professor in Residence

Dr. Dzeng is a sociologist and hospitalist physician conducting research at the nexus of sociology, medical ethics, palliative care, health equity, anti-racism, and human-centered design. She is an Associate Professor "In Residence" at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology program, Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

Alicia Fernandez, MD

Professor of Medicine

Alicia Fernandez, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at UCSF, a general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Associate Dean of Population Health and Health Equity for UCSF SOM. She is the founding Director of the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence, a HRSA and UCSF funded initiative to increase academic diversity. Dr. Fernandez directs the Latinx and Immigrant Health Research Program at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. which generates actionable research to increase health equity and reduce healthcare disparities.

Lynn Flint, MD

HS Clinical Professor

Dr. Lynn Flint is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatrics. She is a board-certified internist and hospice and palliative medicine physician and a medical educator.

Clinical Work
Dr. Flint is an attending physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. She provides outpatient palliative care consultation and nursing home care for older adults with complex chronic illness and functional and cognitive impairment. She serves as the medical director for the SFVA outpatient palliative care clinic.

Lori Freedman, PhD

Full Professor
Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Elena Gates, MD

Professor Emeritus
Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Jeffrey Gossett, MD

Clinical Professor

Tobias Haeusermann, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

Julie Harris-Wai, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Institute for Health & Aging

Dr. Harris-Wai’s research focuses on examining the social and ethical factors influencing how and why genomic technologies are translated from the research setting into clinical care and the impact these technologies have on health disparities and underserved communities. The goal of her work is to identify methods for incorporating community and stakeholder perspectives into policy decision-making to improve the appropriate translation of research into clinical and public health programs. Dr.

Krista Harrison, PhD

Associate Professor

Krista Harrison, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS). Her research aims to mitigate suffering by improving models of care & policies for older adults living with, dying from, and grieving neurodegenerative diseases and other serious illnesses.

Mel Heyman, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus

Anita Ho, PhD, MPH

Associate Adjunct Professor
Institute for Health & Aging

Anita Ho (PhD, MPH) is a bioethicist and health services researcher with a unique combined academic training and experience in philosophy, clinical/organizational ethics, public health, and business. (She is also a classically trained pianist, with a Master degree in piano performance, trying to decide what she will do when she grows up!) Anita is currently an Associate Professor at the UCSF Bioethics Program and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia.