I am the health officer of the City & County of San Francisco, and director of the Population Health Division (PHD) at the Department of Public Health. Striving to embody and promote the universal values of dignity, equity, compassion, and humility, I work to convene, connect, and catalyze communities and institutions to transform narratives, policies, and systems toward a sustainable culture of equity, healing and health for all people and our planet. As health officer, I exercise leadership and legal authority to protect and promote equity, racial equity and health. As PHD director, I direct public health services. I also teach population health data science (with R) at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and I maintain this blog with a focus on population health equity, leadership, lean, and data science (PHDS).
MD (Medicinae Doctor), 1987
Harvard Medical School
MPH (Master of Public Health), 1988
Harvard School of Public Health
DrPH (Doctor of Public Health), 2000
University of California, Berkeley
Strategic Decisions (certification), 2016