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.


The 14th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium was held on October 14 and 15, 2021. Visit the symposium website to view the full agenda and posters.

Click here to watch the keynote address.


Keynote Speaker

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD
Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD

Presidential Visiting Fellow, Yale School of Medicine;

Presidential Chair, University of California San Francisco

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Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is a family physician, epidemiologist, and Past President of the American Public Health Association whose work focuses on naming, measuring, and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of our nation and the world.

Dr. Jones is currently a Presidential Visiting Fellow at the Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Office of Health Equity Research; will serve as the 2021-2022 UCSF Presidential Chair at the University of California San Francisco; and was the 2019-2020 Evelyn Green Davis Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

She taught six years as an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health (1994 to 2000), served fourteen years as a Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2000 to 2014), and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Jones' allegories on "race" and racism illuminate topics that are otherwise difficult for many Americans to understand or discuss. Recognizing that racism saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources, she aims to mobilize and engage all Americans in a sustained National Campaign Against Racism.

2021 HDRS Program (PDF) – Click Here

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