Meghana Gadgil, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

My long-term goal is to prevent cardiometabolic disease in high-risk populations through a three-level approach: 1) clinical investigation of metabolomic processes at the individual level 2) improvements in chronic disease prevention inside the primary care office and 3) lifestyle changes with a focus on practical dietary interventions in the lived environment.

Carolyn Gibson, PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Dr. Carolyn (Carrie) Gibson is a psychologist and health services researcher in the San Francisco VA Health Care System. She uses epidemiologic and qualitative methods to study women’s health and mental health related to menopause and aging. Her current research, supported by a VA HSR&D Career Development Award, focuses on women Veterans’ health, the role of interpersonal trauma and PTSD in aging-related health, and gender-sensitive care for women in integrated primary care settings.

Deborah Grady, MD

Professor in Residence

Deborah Grady, MD, MPH is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Bistatistics. She is the former Co-Director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), former director of the CTSI Training Programs, and founder and former Director of the UCSF/Mount Zion Women's Health Clinical Research Center. She is currently Deputy Editor at the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine and an editor of the textbook, "Designing Clinical Research, 5th Edition".

Alison Huang, MD, MPhil, MAS

Professor in Residence

Dr. Alison Huang is Professor of Medicine, Urology, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Director of Research for General Internal Medicine at UCSF Health; Director of the UCSF Women's Health Clinical Research Center; and a clinical scientist dedicated to advancing scientific understanding and improving management of the impact of aging on women’s health and genitourinary health.

Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS

Professor in Residence
Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Dr. Vanessa Jacoby is a Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She is a clinical researcher with a focus on improving care for people with uterine fibroids. She has conducted multiple clinical trials of new, minimally invasive treatments for people with fibroids including MR Guided Focused Ultrasound, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation, and aromatase inhibitors. Dr.

Alka Kanaya, MD

Professor In Residence

I have focused my clinical research in the field of type 2 diabetes and obesity and have developed a three-pronged research program that is unified under this theme. The first arm consists of using existing cohort studies to test novel biomarkers that predict diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The second arm is to create a South Asian cohort to study these risk factors in a very high risk group. The final arm is to test behavioral interventions to prevent the onset of diabetes.

Karla Kerlikowske, MD


Dr. Karla Kerlikowske is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF, Co-Director of the Women’s Clinic and Director of the Women’s Health Fellowship at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her clinical research focuses on cancer epidemiology including studies of breast imaging, breast cancer risk assessment, breast density and epidemiology of invasive breast cancer and DCIS.

Eva Raphael, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Raphael is a family physician and clinician investigator in the Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Family & Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research interest focuses on the social and environmental drivers of community-onset drug-resistant bacterial infections. She studies one of the most common infections of women—urinary tract infections (UTI)--using infectious disease, social, and spatial epidemiology methods.

Eric Vittinghoff, PhD

Adjunct Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics