To equitably advance precision medicine at UCSF and beyond by sharing information and fostering connections across dispersed parts of the university; identifying priorities, challenges, and opportunities; and working to advance key precision medicine programs and initiatives.

Geoffrey Manley, MD, PhD

Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery
Program Lead: Precision Neuroscience
Neurological Surgery

Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD is the Chief of Neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He is a trauma neurosurgeon with clinical interests in brain injury, spinal cord injury and neurocritical critical care. His translational research interests span from the laboratory to the bedside.

Courtney Mcfall

Scientific Project Manager
Vice Chanc Research

Courtney serves as the Scientific Project Manager in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy and Precision Medicine. Courtney works closely with Keith Yamamoto, PhD, Vice Chancellor of Science Policy and Strategy, where she provides strategic project management for various initiatives including; precision medicine, genomics, research strategy, population health, health equity, institutional operational improvements, local and national research initiatives with focus on projects within the national laboratories and DOE.

Tung Nguyen, MD

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA)
Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine

Dr. Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A general internist with a panel of diverse patients, Dr. Nguyen teaches medical students and residents about medicine, health equity, and community-based participatory research (CBPR).

Theresa O'brien, PhD

Associate Chancellor
Office of the Chancellor

Theresa O'Brien, PhD, was appointed Associate Chancellor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in September 2014, having served as Interim Assistant Chancellor for UCSF and Associate Dean for Research Strategy in the School of Medicine. In her current role, she acts as an advisor to and designate of the Chancellor, leading initiatives in support of UCSF’s operational and strategic priorities.

Anobel Odisho, MD, MPH

Assoc Prof in Residence

Dr. Anobel Odisho is a urologic surgeon who specializes in cancers of the genital and urinary organs, including prostate, bladder and testicular cancer. In addition to traditional surgery, he uses robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques. He believes in partnering with his patients on decision making as they explore treatment options, and he uses interactive educational tools to enhance their care.

Kathryn Phillips, PhD

Clinical Pharmacy

Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD, is Professor of Health Economics and Health Services Research in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF. A leader in the application of new technologies to improve healthcare, she is the Founding Director of the UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Precision Medicine (TRANSPERS). She is a core faculty member in the UCSF Philip R.

Aric Prather, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Aric Prather is an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.

Aleksandar Rajkovic, PhD, MD

Chief Genomics Officer and Professor of Pathology
Program Lead: 'Omics Technologies

Aleksandar Rajkovic is a Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. He is a Stuart Lindsay Distinguished Professor in Experimental Pathology I. He serves as the UCSF Chief Genomics Officer and is the Medical Director and Chief of the Center for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (CGGM) that organizes, coordinates and oversees Clinical Genetics and Genomics Services across the entire UCSF Health System. He also serves as the Director of the Genomic Medicine Initiative.

Katherine Rankin, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Dr. Kate Rankin is a professor in the UCSF Department of Neurology who specializes in the neuropsychological, neuroanatomic, and genetic underpinnings of human socioemotional behavior in healthy aging and neurodegenerative disease. She studied psychology at Yale for her undergraduate work and received graduate degrees from Fuller School of Psychology in Pasadena, including her PhD degree in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in theology. 

Michael Reddy, DMD

Dean, School of Dentistry
Dean's Office

I am an educator, clinician and researcher currently serving as dean and professor at UC San Francisco School of Dentistry. I am responsible for advancing UCSF Dentistry’s education, patient care and research missions with the fundamental goal of improving oral and craniofacial health worldwide. With the help of 489 paid and volunteer faculty, 512 learners, 453 staff and numerous partner organizations, I work to ensure that the school remains a globally-recognized innovator in healthcare.

Ben Rubin, PhD

Associate Director, Precision Medicine
Chief of Staff, Office for Science Policy and Strategy
VC Science Policy & Strategy

Ben Rubin serves as the Associate Director of Precision Medicine at USCF in the Office of Science Policy and Strategy. Prior to this position Ben served as a Science Officer for CIAPM at UCSF from 2018-2019, where he oversaw the selection, execution, and evaluation of demonstration projects, and provided strategy and support to CIAPM and its research and governmental partners. Before joining CIAPM, Rubin directed efforts at Children Now to leverage the science of resilience, toxic stress, and childhood trauma to support multi-sector public policy efforts.

Kevin Shannon, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Precision Medicine

I am a physician-scientist whose research program focuses on hematopoietic growth control, genetic mechanisms underlying leukemogenesis, aberrant Ras signaling in human developmental disorders and cancer, mouse cancer modeling, and molecular therapeutics. I served as Director of the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) from 2006-2012. I have been a research mentor for medical students, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars, including six post-doctoral scholars who received “K” series awards from the NCI.