SBS Research

The research mission of the Department is1) to advance knowledge through theory and research;2) to design and evaluate the organization, financing, and delivery of health care; and 3) to examine the dynamics of health, healing, and the production of knowledge and its application in these domains. Department faculty are actively involved in a large number of research activities directly and indirectly related to the teaching program and the mission of the department.

SBS is affiliated with the UCSF Institute for Health & Aging, an organized research unit of the campus which conducts research in the following areas: health economics, substance abuse, disability, health and diverse populations, aging and long-term care, women's health, healthy and active aging, and other areas.

SBS is part of the UCSF Center for Health and Community, a group of health policy and social sciences departments and research units within the university sharing a common mission that includes advancing innovative partnerships, interdisciplinary programs and service to the community; providing students with the basic and applied aspects of social and behavioral sciences and health policy; and improving the quality of education for health professionals and researchers.

Adele Clarke, PhD
Howard Pinderhughes, PhD
Janet Shim, PhD
Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN
Shari Dworkin, PhD, MS
Susan Chapman, RN, PhD, FAAN
Zachary Zimmer, PhD