Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH


Chief of Psychiatry, ZSFGH

Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH is Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Vice-Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF and Chief of Psychiatry at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She has been an investigator on several National Institutes of Health and foundation-funded studies of Latinx and immigrant mental health, integrated care, and access to care.

Lisa Cisneros


Executive Director, UCSF Internal Communications and Co-Chair of the UCSF Chicanx/Latinx Campus Association

Lisa Cisneros, executive director of Internal Communications in the Office of Communications, leads a network of communicators across UCSF, provides communications counsel to senior leadership, develops and implements communications plans for major projects and initiatives, and directs emergency communications at UC San Francisco. She leads internally focused communications, writes and edits web stories and e-newsletters, collaterals and speeches for UCSF leadership, and produces special reports, such as UCSF's Economic Impact Report.

Michael Peterson, MD


Associate Dean, UCSF Fresno

Dr. Peterson oversees the continued development of UCSF Fresno’s clinical and academic programs as Associate Dean at UCSF Fresno. He has been chief of medicine at UCSF Fresno for the past 15 years and he serves as vice chair in the Department of Medicine at UCSF. His clinical and research focus is in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Peter Chin-Hong, MD


Associate Dean for Regional Campuses

Peter Chin-Hong is Associate Dean for Regional Campuses. He is a medical educator who specializes in treating infectious diseases, particularly infections that develop in patients who have suppressed immune systems, such as solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. He directs the immunocompromised host infectious diseases program at UCSF.

Judy Young, MPH


Executive Director, UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health

Judy Young is the Executive Director of the National Center of Excellence (CoE) in Women’s Health. As an educator and mentor, activist and advocate, and life-long learner, Judy embraces the mission of the CoE and brings a multi-dimensional lens to addressing health inequities, disparities and social change. Judy joined UCSF in 2006 to be the Program Director for Fostering Excellence in Women’s Health, a multi-year, multi-million dollar national program that enhanced academic-community partnerships in women’s health across the national network of Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health.

Margot Kushel, MD


Professor of Medicine, Director of Center for Vulnerable Populations

Margot Kushel, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Division Chief at the Division of Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. Margot's research focuses on reducing the burden of homelessness on health through examining efforts to prevent and end homelessness and mitigating the effects of housing instability on health care outcomes.

Ralph Gonzales, MD, MSPH


Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation

Dr. Ralph Gonzales is Associate Dean for Clinical Innovation and Chief Innovation Officer for UCSF Health. His research has played a significant role in national and global efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance by improving antibiotic prescribing practices - the body of which provides a successful roadmap for translating evidence into practice, policy and public health. Dr Gonzales’ research is multidisciplinary, patient-centered, and informed by relevant stakeholders and policy makers such as the CDC, NCQA, professional societies and community clinicians and patients.

Janet Coffman, PhD, MPP, MA


Professor, Healthforce Center at UCSF

Janet Coffman is a Professor of Health Policy at Healthforce Center and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. Over the past 25 years, she has authored numerous publications on the health care workforce in California and the United States, including reviews of literature on strategies for increasing racial/ethnic diversity in the health professions and analyses of data on the impact of Proposition 209 on the racial/ethnic diversity of California’s medical students. She has also conducted evaluations of multiple health workforce initiatives in California.

Triveni Defries, MD, MPH


Affiliated Faculty, LCOE
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Triveni DeFries, MD MPH, is a general internist and addiction medicine specialist. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, and is and Associate Medical Director of its primary care clinic. She brings experience in asylum medicine and immigrant rights, specifically training on performing forensic evaluations for people seeking asylum in the U.S., and is the co Medical Director of the UCSF Human Rights Clinic.


Marlene Martin, MD


Associate Professor, Medicine
LCOE Director of Addiction Initiatives

Marlene Martin, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF and a hospitalist at San Francisco General Hospital. She is driven to improve care for immigrant and Latinx populations in the safety net. Drawn to medicine to address health inequities and social injustices, her interests lie in systems improvement with a focus on addiction medicine, community engagement, and care transitions. Dr. Martin is Director of the Addiction Care Team and a coach for the UCSF San Joaquin PRIME.