Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

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Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego

Improving Public Health through preventive, behavioral, epidemiologic and clinical research, education and clinical care.

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  • Cheryl A. M. Anderson, PhDCheryl A. M. Anderson, PhD, helps define national prescription for healthy diet.

    Kevin Patrick, MD, MSKevin Patrick, MD, MS, Professor of FMPH, and Job Godino, PhD a Post-doc in Dr. Patrick's group will be part of a new $150 million, 5-year initiative funded by the NIH, and led by other UCSD researchers to explore both favorable and deleterious influences on adolescent brain development. Dr. Patrick will chair a national committee of experts in social, behavioral and environmental health who will deploy existing and new mobile and social-media based measurement tools. Dr. Godino will work with this committee on state-of-the-art validation methods for these tools.

    Tyson Ikeda, MD, MPH Public HealthTyson Ikeda, MD, was selected as UC San Diego Health System’s Physician of the Year. Each year, the UC San Diego Health System selects a Physician of the Year to recognize physicians for their superb contributions. Dr. Ikeda began his career at UC San Diego as a medical student in 1987. During his tenure at UC San Diego Health System, he has served in multiple roles including residency director and Division Chief for the Division of Family Medicine.

  • Happy Araneta, PhD, Public HealthMaria Rosario (Happy) Araneta, PhD, was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to a 4 year term to serve on the NIH Advisory Council of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The Advisory Council is developing a transformational health disparities research agenda for the next decade, provides advice regarding the Institute's research and training activities, and conducts the second level of review and recommends approval of grant applications and cooperative agreements.

  • Kudos to the following Department faculty who were rated among San Diego County’s Top Docs by San Diego Magazine’s Physicians of Exceptional Excellence survey:

    Suraj Arthur Achar, MD
    David Bazzo, MD
    Ellen Beck, MD
    Lori Daniels, MD
    Linda Hill, MD, MPH
    William A. Norcross, MD
    Kevin Patrick, MD
    Daniel Slater, MD
    Kenneth Taylor, MD

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