Presenters and attendees on the floor of the presentation hall of HDRS 2018.

Attendees at last year's 12th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center on Friday, October 12, 2018.

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

Register here.

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.

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).

Further Information

For additional information, please contact [email protected].

Accessibility: The University of California, San Francisco is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations for this activity or event, please contact [email protected] at least ten days before the event.

Abstract submission closed. You will be notified by email in September if your abstract has been accepted. Email [email protected] if you have questions. Thank you.

Watch Previous Symposiums

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


2017 Morning session.

2017 Mid-day session.

2017 Afternoon session.

Accessibility: The University of California, San Francisco is committed to making its facilities, activities and events accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need reasonable accommodations for this activity or event, please contact [email protected] at least ten days before the event.