CTR Fellowship Potential Mentors

Mentors are listed by school:      Dentistry      Medicine      Nursing      Pharmacy

The faculty below have expressed interest in CTR Fellowship mentorship. You are not limited to those listed; expand your search for specific research expertise at UCSF Profiles.

Faculty member’s contact information can be found at the UCSF Directory. If not listed, email Kim Woodhouse.

MentorResearch Interests
Diane L. Barber, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Cell and Tissue Biology
Cell biology of processes driving tumor progression and metastasis ...Read more
Cynthia Lee Darling, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
Laser-tissue interactions, near-IR imaging of dental decay, polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography ...Read more
Stefan Habelitz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
Biomineralization, nanomechanical testing, biomimetics ...Read more
Janice S. Lee, DDS, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Facial reconstruction, craniofacial congenital anomalies, tissue engineering and bone regeneration ...Read more
Daniel Ramos, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor of Orofacial Sciences
Cancer biology and integrin signaling ...Read more
Ling Zhan, DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
Dental caries research ...Read more
Nisha Acharya, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Director, Ocular Inflammatory Disease and Uveitis Clinic
Clinical and translational research in the field of ocular infection and inflammation; epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, international research ...Read more
Nancy Adler, PhD
Professor, Medical Psychology
Health behaviors and impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on health ...Read more
Donna Albertson, PhD
Professor, Cancer Research Institute
Genomics and functional genomics of cancer; oral squamous cell carcinoma; carcinoma-stroma interactions ...Read more
Jennifer Alvidrez, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Mental health services research, access to care for underserved populations, ethnic disparities, mental health stigma ...Read more
Wendy Anderson, MD, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Hospitalist)
End of life and palliative care, doctor-patient communication ...Read more
Charalambos (Babis) Andreadis, MD, MSCE
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Hematologic malignancies (leukemia, lymphoma, bone marrow transplantation) ...Read more
Christian C. Apfel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Postoperative outcomes research, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), physiology of nausea, design and implementation of large randomized controlled multi-center trials, biostatistics, multivariable analysis, predictive models, biomedical devices ...Read more
Colette L. Auerswald, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Adolescents, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, qualitative research, social networks, poverty, homeless youth, social epidemiology, African American youth, young men who have sex with men (YMSM) ...Read more
Laurence Baskin, MD
Professor of Urology and Pediatrics
Sexual differentiation, hypospadias congenital anomalies ...Read more
Mary S. Beattie, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Research UCSF Cancer Risk Program
Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, genetic testing (BRCA gene) for cancer predisposition, breast cancer prevention and screening, breast MRI screening ...Read more
Harold S. Bernstein, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)
Myocardial regeneration, pediatric heart failure, biomarkers of heart failure ...Read more
Lisa Bero, PhD
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Health Policy
Evidence-based health care, translating research into practice, influences on the quality and dissemination of research ...Read more
Philip Bickler, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesia
Neuroprotection, neural stem cells, human clinical trials of new pulse oximeters and cognitive assessment devices, high altitude physiology and medicine ...Read more
Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD
A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor and Director, UCSF Diabetes Center
Immune tolerance, autoimmunity, transplantation ...Read more
Michael D. Cabana, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Primary prevention of asthma, pediatric health services research, childhood preventive care, quality improvement in asthma ...Read more
Aaron B. Caughey, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Outcomes research in obstetrics, high-risk pregnancies, prenatal diagnosis, diabetes in pregnancy, outcomes related to mode of delivery, racial/ethnic disparities, patient preferences, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, health economics ...Read more
Henry F. Chambers, MD
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Antimicrobial resistance in Gram-positive bacteria, pathogenesis of staphylococcal disease, epidemiology of staphylococcal disease, pre-clinical and clinical development, including clinical trials, of antibiotics used to treat Staphylococcus aureus infections ...Read more
Edward Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Neurobiology of speech and language, language disorders, neuro-prosthetics, and brain machine interface ...Read more
Farid Chehab, PhD
Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Diabetes and obesity, molecular diagnostics ...Read more
Mary-Margaret Chren, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Health services research ...Read more
Craig R. Cohen, MD, MPH
Associate Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Etiology and treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease and bacterial vaginosis, Prevention of sexually transmitted infections and HIV, microbicides, probiotics and mechanical barriers (e.g. diaphragm), immunopathogenesis of chlamydial infection, improvement of care to HIV infected persons living in resource poor settings, research training and infrastructure development in developing countries ...Read more
Grant Colfax, MD
Director of HIV Prevention and Research, San Francisco Dept. of Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
HIV Prevention and Research....Read more
Michael S. Conte, MD
Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Vascular injury, vascular remodeling, vein graft disease, angioplasty restenosis ...Read more
Moupali Das, MD, MPH
Assistant Clinical Professor, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS, SFGH
Director of Research, HIV Prevention Section, San Francisco Dept. of Public Health
Implementation science and operations ...Read more
Hans Dooms, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pathology
Immunologic memory, autoimmunity, type 1 diabetes, cytokines ...Read more
Grant Dorsey, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Malaria and malaria/HIV co-infections ...Read more
Jacque Duncan, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Inherited retinal degenerations, clinical trials for inherited retinal degenerations, novel imaging modalities for the retina ...Read more
Brian Feeley, MD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Knee ligament biomechanics, rotator cuff tears ...Read more
Margaret Feeney, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Immunology of malaria and HIV infection in infants and children ...Read more
Donna M. Ferriero, MD
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Neonatal neurology, hypoxic gene signaling in ischemia and traumatic brain injury in the young ...Read more
Lawrence Fisher, PhD, ABPP
Professor & Director, Behavioral Diabetes Research Group
Diabetes, behavior change, chronic disease, ethnicity ...Read more
Susan Fisher, PhD
Professor of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Anatomy; Director, Human Embryonic Stem Cell Program; Faculty Director, Sandler-Moore Mass Spectrometry Core Facility Institute for Regeneration Medicine, Center for Reproductive Sciences
Placental development in normal and abnormal pregnancies, the biology of human embryos and human embryonic stem cells, biological mass spectrometry ...Read more
Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director of Neuroscience Imaging Center
Perception, attention, memory, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, fMRI, EEG, TMS ...Read more
Stanton Glantz, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
Tobacco control, broadly construed ...Read more
Hannah Glass, MDCM
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Neonatal neurology ...Read more
Daphne Haas-Kogan, MD
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery
Brain tumors, pediatric tumors, cellular responses to genotoxic agents, radiation, and novel therapies ...Read more
Judith A. Hahn, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
Alcohol consumption and HIV in Uganda, biomarkers of alcohol consumption, HCV in young injection drug users, HCV discordant injecting partners, mathematical modeling of infectious disease dynamics ...Read more
Steven Hamilton, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Psychiatric genetics, pharmacogenetics ...Read more
Mardi Horowitz, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Stress, grief, trauma, information processing, emotion ...Read more
Wen-Chi Hsueh, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Genetics)
Epidemiological and genetic studies of complex phenotypes, in particular aging- and metabolism-related traits in humans. ...Read more
Alison Huang, MD, MPhil
Assistant Professor of Medicine (GIM)
Female sexual function, menopausal symptoms, women’s health, urogenital health ...Read more
Laurence Huang, MD
Professor of Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, SFGH, HIV/AIDS Division, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Chief, HIV/AIDS Chest Clinic, SFGH
HIV-associated pulmonary diseases – Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), tuberculosis (TB), bacterial pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) ...Read more
Don L. Jewett, MD
Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery
Recording brain electrical activity to rapid visual stimulation, modeling electrical current flows in the head using finite-element analysis, establishing new ways to communicate scientific knowledge using web-based "compendia" ...Read more
Bonnie N. Joe, MD, PhD
Chief, Women’s Imaging Section, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Breast MRI, women’s imaging, contrast enhancement, magnetic resonance, volumetric, fetal MR, abdominal imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, MR perfusion ...Read more
Ella F. Jones, PhD
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Radiology
X-ray, optical, molecular imaging, cancer imaging, breast premalignancy, cancer malignancy and metastasis, nanomaterials ...Read more
Kerstin Kolodzie, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Postoperative outcomes research, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), physiology of nausea, airway management and malignant hyperthermia ...Read more
Miriam Kuppermann, PhD, MPH
Professor, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Steering Committee member, Medical Effectiveness Research Center for Diverse Populations; Co-Director, CTSI Resident Research Program
Patient preference measurement, informed patient decision-making and shared decision-making, creation and evaluation of decision aids, incorporating patient preferences into clinical guidelines, comparative effectiveness research in women’s health, with a focus on diverse populations. ...Read more
Margot Kushel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (GIM)
Homelessness, food insecurity, pain, prescription opioid misuse, health care utilization; parolee health ...Read more
Patricia A. Leake, PhD
G.G. Sullivan Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Research Director, Epstein Laboratory
Effects of electrical stimulation (cochlear implants), neurotrophic agents (BDNF, JNK inhibitors) and plasticity in the deafened, developing auditory system of mammals ...Read more
Henry C. Lee, MD, MS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology
Quality improvement, perinatal / neonatal outcomes, health services ...Read more
Randall J. Lee, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Cardiac tissue engineering ...Read more
Xiaojuan Li, MS, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Radiology/Imaging ...Read more
Morton A. Lieberman, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
E health BUse of the Internet to deliver services to medically ill patients ...Read more
Bin Liu, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Human antibodies targeting cancer stem cells ...Read more
Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, MD, PhD
Director, ALS Center at UCSF; Associate Director, Office of Student Research
ALS, neuroimaging, clinical neurophysiology, clinical trials ...Read more
Sharmila Majumdar, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Radiology; Director, Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research (MQIR) Group
Bioengineering, musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging, osteoarthritis ...Read more
Gregory M. Marcus, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), including etiologies of atrial fibrillation (genetic and proteomic studies), electrophysiology resulting from different diets and behaviors, novel therapies for atrial fibrillation, physician knowledge of arrhythmia guidelines, coagulation/stroke in lone atrial fibrillation ...Read more
Marta Margeta, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology)
Neuroprotective signaling pathways; neurodegenerative disease pathogenesis ...Read more
Jeffrey N. Martin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Infectious diseases, epidemiology ...Read more
Kate Matthay, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; leader of the New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy consortium
Neuroblastoma, investigational therapeutics, targeted radiopharmaceuticals ...Read more
Carol A. Mathews, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Epidemiology, phenomonelogy, etiology, including genetics, of neuropsychiatric disorders ...Read more
Ana-Claire Meyer, MD, MSHS
Clinical Instructor of Neurology, SFGH
Neurology, infectious disease, hiv, global health, epidemiology ...Read more
Suellen Miller, CNM, PhD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Director, Safe Motherhood Program
Maternal health ...Read more
Ricardo F. Muñoz, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Evidence-based Internet interventions for prevention and treatment of depression in Spanish and English ...Read more
Payam Nahid, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary), Director of Chest & High Risk Asthma Clinics at SFGH
Clinical and translational research in tuberculosis and non-tuberculosis mycobacteria. Projects in diagnostics and biomarkers within the context of -international tuberculosis clinical trials. Clinical research opportunities at Chest & High Risk Asthma Clinics at San Francisco General Hospital. ...Read more
Darin T. Okuda, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
Multiple sclerosis (MS), novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in MS, genetic risk factors in multiple sclerosis, cognition in demyelinating disease ...Read more
Nancy Padian, PhD
Distinguished Fellow, Research Triangle Institute (RTI); Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, UCSF Center for AIDS Research
HIV, reproductive epidemiology, STIs, prevention science ...Read more
Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Translational studies of human genetic susceptibility to malaria, pharmacogenomics/pharmacokinetics of antimalarials, innate immunity to malaria ...Read more
Catherine Park, MD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Breast cancer associated stroma, clinical outcomes, genetics, microenvironment, radiation ...Read more
Marion Peters, MD
Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Liver disease: viral hepatitis, autoimmune liver diseases and liver transplantation ...Read more
Russell O. Pieper, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Cell signaling as it relates to the development and treatment of brain tumors; particular interest in PTEN-mediated regulation of cell cycle progression and apoptosis ...Read more
Richard W. Price, MD
Professor of Neurology; Chief, Neurology Service, SFGH
HIV & CNS ...Read more
Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Health behavior change with a focus on treatment of tobacco use and dependence in smokers with co-occurring mental illness or addictive disorders ...Read more
David H. Rehkopf, ScD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Social epidemiology, health inequities, economic effects on health ...Read more
Michael C. Rowbotham, MD
Adjunct Professor of Neurology and Anesthesia; Director, UCSF Pain Clinical Research Center; Senior Attending Neurologist, UCSF-Mount Zion Pain Management Center
Chronic pain, especially neuropathic pain ...Read more
Fred Schaufele, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Diabetes Center
Endocrine signaling pathways, particularly those involved in breast and prostate cancer; some more recent work in metabolic signaling systems as well, particularly insulin, thyroid hormone and PPAR signaling ...Read more
Mark A. Schumacher, PhD, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Pain, molecular biology of sensory transduction, transcriptional regulation of TRPV1 (capsaicin receptor), genomic predictors of chronic pain syndromes, transcriptional inhibition and the treatment of migraine headaches ...Read more
Saunak Sen, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Statistical genetics, bioinformatics, systems biology, human genetics, biostatistics ...Read more
Robin Shaw, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Cell biology of heart cells, cellular mechanisms of heart failure, cellular mechanisms of sudden cardiac death ...Read more
Martha Shumway, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical services research on mental health care for disadvantaged populations; racial/ethnic, cultural and social disparities; interface between mental health and medical care. ...Read more
Ida Sim, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (GIM)
Medical informatics, decision support systems, evidence-based practice, new models of scientific publishing ...Read more
Paul C. Simpson, MD
Professor of Medicine, Investigator of CVRI, Staff Cardiologist at VAMC
Cardiovascular receptors ...Read more
Matthew L. Springer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Cardiovascular Research Institute
Gene therapy, angiogenesis, cell therapy for myocardial infarction, endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial function, second hand cigarette smoke ...Read more
Philip Starr, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Physiology of human motor control, studied while awake, neurosurgery for movement disorders ...Read more
Jay M. Stewart, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Myopia, biomechanics and permeability of ocular tissues (sclera, cornea) ...Read more
Janet Molzan Turan, PhD, MPH
Assistant Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Maternal health and mortality, developing countries, HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination, reproductive health, quality of care, community mobilization, male involvement, gender-based violence ...Read more
Girish N. Vyas, PhD
Professor of Laboratory Medicine
HIV vaccine development ...Read more
Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Clinical research in multiple sclerosis (clinical trials and epidemiology) ...Read more
Ellen Weber, MD
Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Emergency department (ED) utilization and crowding, systems improvement, quality measures and adherence to guidelines, peer review and publication, resource utilization ...Read more
Lauren Weiss, PhD
Staglin Family Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry, Institute for Human Genetics
Autism genetics ...Read more
Mary Whooley, MD
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF; Staff Physician, San Francisco VA Medical Center
Clinical research, cardiovascular disease, mental health in medicine ...Read more
Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Newborn brain injury; cerebral palsy; perinatal stroke; birth asphyxia; epidemiology; clinical trials ...Read more
Benjamin M. Yeh, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Translational computed tomography research ...Read more
Edward Yelin, MD
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy
Disparities in health care and outcomes, employment outcomes of chronic diseases, cost of illness ...Read more
Sue S. Yom, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Head and neck, lung, and skin cancers, radiation therapy ...Read more
William L. Young, MD
James P. Livingston Professor and Vice Chair, Anesthesia and Perioperative Care; Professor of Neurological Surgery and Neurology; Director, Center for Cerebrovascular Research
Cerebrovascular disease, vascular malformations of the brain ...Read more
Bradley E. Aouizerat, MAS, PhD
Associate Professor, Institute for Human Genetics; School of Nursing
Symptoms in the setting of chronic disease (current models: cancer, HIV), including pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, anxiety, and depression; genetics of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; genetics of dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease ...Read more
Jyu-Lin Chen
Associate Professor of Nursing
Childhood obesity prevention and management; mHealth in health promotion in children ...Read more
Linda Franck
Professor & Chair, Family Health Care Nursing
Family stress and copying during child hospitalization; effects of sleep/pain/analgesia on vaccine response in infants; opioid withdrawal in critically ill children ...Read more
Kathryn Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor of Family Health Care Nursing and James & Marjorie Livingston Chair in Nursing
Sleep, circadian rhythms, women’s health ...Read more
Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor of Physiological Nursing and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Symptom clusters in oncology patients (symptoms of interest include pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety), intervention studies to improve cancer pain management, lymphedema, neuropathic pain after breast cancer surgery, patient outcomes including functional status and quality of life, genetics of symptoms ...Read more
Brian Alldredge, PharmD
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Associate Dean
Pharmacogenetics, epilepsy, medication safety ...Read more

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