Keith Yamamoto, PhD

Vice Chancellor of Science Policy and Strategy
Professor of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology
Director, UCSF Precision Medicine
M_CMP (Cellular Molecular Pha)

As UCSF’s first vice chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, Keith Yamamoto leads efforts to anticipate the needs of an increasingly dynamic biomedical research endeavor, and to position UCSF optimally, by working within the University as well as influencing and shaping science policy at the state and national levels and beyond.

Alan Ashworth, PhD

President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Senior Vice President for Cancer Services, UCSF Health
Program Lead: Precision Cancer Medicine

Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, is President of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Sr. Vice President for Cancer Services with UCSF Health. Prior to joining UCSF in January 2015, he served as Chief Executive of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and the Director of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre in London, United Kingdom. 

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS

Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, School of Medicine
Program Lead: Precision Population Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She is the inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo co-founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital that generates actionable research to increase health equity and reduce health disparities in at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, and nationally.

Michael Blum, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics
Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Element Lead: Digital Health

Dr. Michael Blum is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics and the Chief Digital Transformation Officer at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Blum is responsible for UCSF’s strategic design and implementation of informatics and digital health capabilities in support of clinical care delivery and discovery. He is also a Professor of Medicine in Cardiology, specializing in preventative cardiology and the care of patients with congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and general cardiology. Dr.

Riley Bove, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Riley’s first academic passion was anthropology, which she pursued at Harvard College (Phi Beta Kappa), and through a Fulbright grant in Mali. She obtained her MD from Harvard Medical School in 2007, completed her residency in the combined Massachusetts General Hospital – Brigham and Women’s Hospital Neurology program, a clinical research fellowship at the Partners MS Center, and a Masters Degree through Harvard Medical School’s Clinical Investigator Training Program. She has received research support from the NIH and the National MS Society, among others.

Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH

Professor, Bioengineering
Professor, Lung Biology, School of Medicine

Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children affecting Puerto Rican and African American children more than other races/ethnicities. We study the interplay between genes and the environment to determine the root causes of asthma health disparities in children and adolescents to identify and develop targeted interventions to improve asthma outcomes. The complexities of asthma and respiratory disease require a multi-disciplinary approach.

Atul Butte, MD, PhD

Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute
Professor of Pediatrics
Element Lead:Computational Health Sciences

Atul Butte, MD, PhD is the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor and inaugural Director of the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute ( at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Butte is also the Chief Data Scientist for the entire University of California Health System, with 20 health professional schools, 6 medical centers, and 10 hospitals. Dr.

Harold R Collard, MD, MS

Director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Professor of Medicine
Element Lead: Clinical Discovery

Dr. Collard is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical Research; the Director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI); and a Professor of Medicine and Health Policy in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine. As an Associate Vice Chancellor, Dr. Collard oversees the institutional clinical and translational research infrastructure for UCSF. As Director of the CTSI, Dr. Collard provides executive leadership to an innovation-driven organization focused on accelerating discovery and dissemination of new knowledge.

Catherine Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Vice Chancellor, School of Nursing
Dean, School of Nursing
SON Dean's Office

UCSF School of Nursing Dean and Professor Catherine Gilliss is an academic leader whose career has focused on developing institutions to make their maximum contribution to their constituent members and to society. Gilliss’ scientific career has focused on the bidirectional influences of the family and chronic illness. A pioneer in the field, she was recognized with the 2007 Distinguished Contribution to Family Nursing Award.

Maria Glymour, ScD, MS

Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

My research focuses on how social factors experienced across the lifecourse, from infancy to adulthood, influence cognitive function, dementia, stroke, and other health outcomes in old age. I am especially interested in education and other exposures amenable to policy interventions. Current cohorts of elderly in the US were exposed to profound social changes during the 20th century when we revolutionized access to high school.

B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD

Associate Vice Chancellor, Pharmacy Affairs
Dean, School of Pharmacy
Dean's Office

B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, is a pharmacist, clinical scientist, teacher, and international expert in the evidence-based use of antimicrobials to treat infections. He was named dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy in 2012 and holds the Troy C. Daniels Distinguished Professorship in Pharmaceutical Science. Guglielmo is widely known as an advocate for therapeutics-related research, from basic science to health policy research. As chair of the School's Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Guglielmo oversaw a 40 percent increase in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy’s faculty research funding.

Robert A. Hiatt, MD

Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Element Lead: Population Health Discovery
Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Robert A. Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and the Director of Population Science and Associate Director of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer.