Watch the HDRS 2019 morning session (Oct. 11th, 8:30am-10:00am) above (or here for iOS and maybe some other mobiles). You can watch the mid-day session (10:40am-12:45pm) here and the afternoon session (1:45pm-3:15pm) here.

Presenters and attendees on the poster presentation hall of hall of HDRS 2019.

Presenters and attendees at the 13th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

Watch last year's symposium below and more here.

Morning session.

Mid-day session.

Afternoon session.

Further Information

For additional information, please contact [email protected].

Friday, Oct. 11, 8am - 3pm
Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium
Mission Bay

The UC San Francisco Health Disparities Research Symposium showcases research on health disparities conducted by faculty and trainees at UC San Francisco and other Bay Area healthcare and research institutions. Our purpose is to inspire future collaborations and research direction by showcasing the breadth and depth of disparities research.

The goal of the symposium is to build community among disparities researchers across disciplines and across units, schools, and campus sites.

2019 Health Disparities Research Symposium Program

Download the ProgramFriday, October 11, 2019
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

8:30 – 8:45 am | Welcome ~ Alejandra Rincón, PhD
Opening Remarks ~ Daniel Lowenstein, MD

8:45 – 9:05 am | Introduction ~ Tung Nguyen, MD

9:05 – 9:55 am | Block 1: Patients
Discussant: Jacqueline M. Torres, PhD, MPH

Gideon St.Helen, PhD
Differences in exposure to toxic and/or carcinogenic volatile organic compounds between Black and White cigarette smokers

Won Lee, MD, ScM
The Effect of Patient Characteristics on Pain Assessment and Opioid Administration Practices in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Gaspar Zaragoza Jr., BA
Comparing English and Spanish-speaking trans women's knowledge of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention

Amy Rosenwohl-Mack, RN,
“I’d never seen anybody dying in the streets of Hep C”: Symptom experiences among people with Hep C who inject drugs

9:55 – 10:40 am | Poster Session 1

10:45 – 11:30 am | Block 2: Preparing for Interventions
Discussant: Nynikka Palmer, DrPH, MPH

E. Nicole Teal, MD, MPH
Racial Disparities in Labor Induction Outcomes

Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH
The Patient COUNTS Study: Patient Cancer OUtreach, Navigation, Technology, and Support

Courtney R. Lyles, PhD
Leveraging Clinical and Neighborhood Data to Target Place-Based Interventions to Improve Hypertension Control

11:30 – 12:30 pm | Introduction of Keynote Speaker ~ Tung Nguyen, MD

Keynote Speaker: Roshan Bastani, PhD
Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity
Associate Dean for Research in the Fielding School of Public Health.
“Moving Beyond Efficacy and Effectiveness: Pragmatic Implementation Research to Reduce Health Disparities”

12:30 – 1:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 pm | Poster Session 2

1:50 – 2:45 pm | Block 3: Policies
Discussant: Margot Kushel, MD

Rupa Marya, MD
Justice is not for us: The individual and community trauma of police killings in the US

Robert Rodriguez, MD
The Impact of the US President's Anti-immigrant Statements on Latino Populations' Perceptions of Safety and Access to Emergency Health Care

Akansha Batra, MS, PhD Candidate 2024 (Epidemiology and Translational Science)
Racial differences in the effects of the U.S. earned income tax credit on birth weight

2:45 – 3:00 pm | Closing Remarks ~ Victor Fujimoto, MD

Keynote Speaker

Roshan Bastani, PhD

Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health;

Director, UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and UCLA Center for Prevention Research

Bio | |

Dr. Bastani, a social/health psychologist, has been conducting health disparities intervention research for over three decades, with a focus on implementing rigorous yet pragmatic intervention trials to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities. She has led a large number of studies among low income, ethnic minority, and immigrant populations in both clinical and community settings. Her methodological expertise includes survey research; quantitative methods; research design; comparative effectiveness trials; implementation research and program evaluation. Dr. Bastani has had continuous research funding from the NIH since 1988. For over 15 years, she led an NIH post-doctoral program on transdisciplinary cancer training and cancer disparities research.

Dr. Bastani's work includes examination of the drivers of disparities, implementation of pragmatic intervention trials to mitigate observed disparities, methodological studies, as well as studies to advance theory in the field. Examples of her current research include two system-focused implementation trials to increase HPV vaccine uptake among low income, ethnic minority adolescents in safety-net clinical settings (NCI R01; PCORI pragmatic trial); a cluster-randomized obesity prevention intervention trial set in preschools located in underserved neighborhoods (NICHD R01); an implementation trial of a multilevel, system intervention to improve CRC screening in a large FQHC (TRDRP); and an observational study to identify gaps in clinical care processes contributing to low rates of diagnostic follow-up of abnormal findings on Fecal Immunochemical Testing (R03).
Explore: Selection Committee, Reviewers, Sponsors, Volunteers & Special Thanks

Selection Committee:
Alicia Fernandez
Ifeyinwa Asiodu
Jane Jih
Margot Kushel
Monica McLemore
Stuart Gansky
Tung Nguyen
Victor Fujimoto

Alka Kanaya
Catherine (Kit) Chesla
Celia Kaplan
Galen Joseph
George Taylor
Ifeyinwa Asiodu
Jane Jih
Janice Tsoh
Jess Ghannam
Jonathan Lee
Judith Walsh-Cassidy
Julene Johnson
Kim Rhoads
Laura Fejerman
Leah Karliner
Lisa Chung (Berens)
Manuel Tapia
Margot Kushel
Meghana Gadgil
Monica McLemore
Nynikka Palmer
Pamela Ling
Rena Pasick
Roberto Vargas
Steven Gregorich
Stuart Gansky
Tung Nguyen
Veronica Yank
Victor Fujimoto
Wylie Liu

Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH)
Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC)
Center to Address Disparities in Children's Oral Health (CAN-DO)
Center for Community Engagement/CTSI Community Engagement & Health Policy
LatinX Center of Excellence
Multiethnic Health Equity Research Center (MERC)
Office of Diversity and Outreach
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost
School of Medicine
Differences Matter Initiative
Dean's Office
Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity
UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations (CVP)
UCSF Medical Center Administration - Office of the President Adult Services

Special Thanks to:
Barbara Sanchez
Branden Barger
George Dugan
ETS – Educational Technology Services
Logistics Department
Facilities Management

Barbara Sanchez
Branden Barger
LaMisha Hill
Melisa Bautista
Tiffani Chan

Further Information

For additional information, please contact [email protected].

Watch Previous Symposiums

Watch last year's symposium below and previous symposiums here.

2017 Morning session.

2017 Mid-day session.

2017 Afternoon session.