Population Health Management Certificate

Leadership Institute and UCSF Pop Health

Over the course of 10 two-hour virtual sessions, the Population Health Management Certificate Program provides participants with an in-depth understanding of foundational concepts such as relevant industry definitions, the drivers for change in health care delivery and changing models of payment, as well as clinical interventions and best practices. Certificate completers will also acquire the skills necessary for adopting population health methodologies and approaches in their own practice or leadership role.

Expert instructors, who are health care and industry leaders, will lead the first nine sessions and facilitate an engaging simulation during the 10th session. This certificate program is ideal for:

  • Health care leaders, providers and caregivers, who are interested in population health management approaches for professional development
  • Health care leaders and employees who are interested in population health as a potential career
  • Providers or clinicians, who work in a population health unit, but have no formal training

This certificate is limited to 25 participants. The sessions will be offered virtually via Zoom and all certificate content will be uploaded into a learning management system for participants.


Registration for the current cohort has closed. Registration for the next cohort will open in summer 2023. Please check back to register for the next cohort. 

Certificate Sessions

Session Number Session Title Date and Time
1 Population Health Management 101 Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
2 Alternative Payment Models Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
3 Informatics and Analytics in Population Health Management Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
4 Population Health Quality Measurement and Application Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
5 Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Disparities Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
6 Best Practices in Utilization Management and Transitional Care Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
7 Best Practices in Disease Management and Complex Care Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
8 Best Practices in Behavioral Health and Community Engagement Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
9 The Future of Population Health Management Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT
10 A Population Health Management Simulation Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 3-5 p.m. PT

Certificate Faculty

Gina Intinarelli-Shuler, PhD, MS, RN
Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, UCSF Health

Kevin Grumbach, MD
Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine
Former Vice President for Population Health, UCSF Health

Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH
Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation, UCSF School of Medicine
Chief Innovation Officer, UCSF Health

Tim Judson, MD, MPH
Medical Director for Care Delivery Transformation, UCSF Health

Aurora Snyder, MAS, RN
Care Transitions Outreach Program, Office of Population Health, UCSF Health
*Population Health Management Certificate Program Lead

Noelle Lee, MS
Director, Operations and Administration, UCSF Office of Population Health

Brian Taylor, PhD
Director, Analytics, UCSF Office of Population Health

Avi Tutman, MPH, MBA
Manager, Ambulatory Risk Capture and MA Operations, UCSF Office of Population Health

Michael Helle, NRP/CCP/FP-C, MHA, MBA
Director, Clinical Program, UCSF Office of Population Health

Robin Andersen, NP, PHN, MSN
Manager, Complex Care Team, UCSF Office of Population Health

Carolyn Stead, PsyD
Manager, Behavioral Health, UCSF Office of Population Health

Sara Coleman, MPH, MBA
Director, Population Health Quality, UCSF Office of Population Health

Clare Connors, MPH
Manager, Population Health Performance Improvement, UCSF Office of Population Health

Naveen Raja, DO, MBA
Medical Director of Population Health, UCLA Health Faculty Practice Group
Associate Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Samuel A. Skootsy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UCLA Faculty Practice Group and Medical Group
Chief Population Health Officer, UC Health

Meg Wheeler, MS, RN
Manager, Care Transitions, UCSF Office of Population Health

Irina Kaplan, RN
Manager, Care Transitions, UCSF Office of Population Health

Henrietta Tran, MS, RN, FNP
Manager, ACO Commercial/Medicare Advantage Program, UCSF Office of Population Health

Tasha Toliver, MSHE
Operations Manager, UCSF Office of Population Health

Sarah Lahidji, MHA
Director of Health Equity, Department of Quality and Patient Safety, UCSF Health

Special Needs or Other Concerns

If you require any special accommodations for a disability which creates a hardship to participating in this activity, or you have questions or concerns about this certificate, please contact the UCSF Leadership Institute at [email protected].


UCSF Health is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12980.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.

California Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA category 1 credit™. If you are a pharmacist in another state, you should check with your state board for approval of this credit.