The mission of Social Interventions Resource Network (SIREN) at UCSF is to improve health and health equity by advancing high quality research on health care sector. strategies to improve social conditions.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is advancing the scope of human knowledge & seeking science solutions to the greatest problems facing humankind.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is the leading funder of patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research in the United States.

The University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity (CCHE) is harnessing the health sector’s expertise and leadership to advance equitable climate action.

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The UCSF American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Center (ACRC) at the Parnassus Campus is a major hub of clinical studies and trials for asthma, COPD and lung disease. 


UCSF Collaborators________________________________________

John Balmes

John Balmes, MD

Governor appointed Physician Member of California Air Resources Board 2007-2027
Dr. Balmes is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is the Chief of the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), and Director of the Human Exposure Laboratory of the Lung Biology Center. He is also Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley where he is the Director of the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and the Center for Environmental Public Health Tracking


Esteban Burchard, MD, MPH

Esteban González Burchard, MD, MPH is a physician-scientist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Burchard has formal training and expertise in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, epidemiology, molecular genetics, genetic and clinical research. Dr. Burchard is the Director of the UCSF Asthma Collaboratory, a large inter disciplinary research program focusing on minority children and gene-environment interactions for asthma. Dr. Burchard initiated and now directs the largest study of asthma in minority children in the U.S. Dr. Esteban González Burchard has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications.

Nicki Bush, PhD

Dr. Nicole (Nicki) Bush is an Associate Professor in the UCSF departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics. She is the Division Chief of the Division of Developmental Medicine. She is the Co-Scientific Director of the CANDLE study (Urban Child Institute; NIH) the PI of the SEED prenatal programming study (R01), the UCSF PI of the TIDES multi-site prenatal programming study (R01), the PI of the PAWS-Genetics Substudy (RWJF), the PI of the CTRP-HEALTH Trauma and Biomarkers study (CTSI; RWJF), an M-PI on the NIH-ECHO PATHWAYS study and a Site PI on the NIH ECHO NYU Center for Obesity study.

Danielle Hessler Jones, PhD

Dr. Hessler Jones is co-Director of the Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) and a Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on social care delivery in the health care sector; including understanding the impact and implementation of programs aimed at screening and addressing social risks alongside programs that seek to adjust care to fit an individual’s social context. As a health psychologist Dr. Hessler Jones also brings experience in health behaviors and engagement and intersections with mental health.

Joan Jeung, MD, MPH, MS

Dr. Joan Jeung is a pediatrician with special training in developmental and behavioral pediatric medicine as well as psychopharmacology (how drugs affect mood, behavior and other factors related to the mind). She cares for children with behavioral or developmental concerns, and has strong interests in immigrant health, health equity and trauma-informed care (an approach to treatment that considers possible effects of traumatic events on individuals).

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Dayna Long, MD, FAAP

Dr. Dayna Long is a pediatrician with special interests in community health and engagement, and in promoting equity in health care. In her practice, she loves supporting parents and caregivers, and her patients fill her with inspiration and awe. Her goal is to enable all children to be as healthy as possible by eliminating the inequities that lead to poor health outcomes for many families and young children.

Rachel Willard Grace, MPH

Rachel Willard-Grace is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care (CEPC). CEPC identifies, develops, tests, and disseminates promising innovations in primary care to improve the patient experience, enhance population health and health equity, reduce the cost of care, and restore joy and satisfaction in the practice of primary care.

UC Berkeley Collaborators___________________________________

Fotini (Tina) Katopodes Chow, PhD

Professor | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fred and Claire Sauer Chancellor’s Chair in Environmental Engineering
Tina Chow is a Professor and Fred and Claire Sauer Chancellor’s Chair in Environmental Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include: large-eddy simulation, wind energy, flow over complex terrain, urban dispersion and air quality modeling, cloud dynamics, turbulence modeling, atmospheric boundary layer flow, environmental fluid mechanics.

Ron Cohen


Ronald C. Cohen, PhD

Berkeley Environmental Air-Quality and CO2 Network (BEACON)
Professor Cohen's research focuses on developing and applying new experimental and modeling strategies for understanding the chemical composition of the Earth's atmosphere now and in the past and for predicting future changes. Current research focuses on the role of nitrogen oxides and on the isotopes of water. Laboratory, ground-based, airborne and space-based measurements are combined with modeling to understand the atmospheric residence time of nitrogen oxides, their impact on oxidants on regional and global scales, their interactions with the biosphere and their consequences for aerosol properties.

Rosemarie De La Rosa, PhD

Assistant Professor | UCSF Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine & UCB School of Public Health
Dr. de la Rosa is an Environmental Health Scientist with expertise in environmental toxicology and molecular epidemiology, who is passionate about social determinants of health and environmental justice. Her long-term research goal is to understand how the social environment and context during early and middle childhood "gets under the skin” and influences susceptibility to the toxic effects of chemical exposures in low-income communities of color over the life course. 

Elizabeth Noth, PhD, CIH

Interim Co-Director, Industrial Hygiene Program
As Interim Co-Director of the Industrial Hygiene program in the Northern California NIOSH Education and Research Center at the Northern California Center of Occupational and Environmental Health, Dr. Noth provides leadership in mentoring, teaching and research opportunities to student trainees. Her background as an exposure assessment scientist with over 20 years of experience in air pollution exposure assessment for both occupational and environmental research studies well prepared her to provide scientific and professional mentorship. Her research has focused on air pollution exposures that are either extremely high or impact vulnerable populations.

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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland's Pediatric Primary Care Clinic provides routine preventive care – including checkups, vaccinations, vision and hearing screenings – and diagnose and treat the many minor illnesses and injuries kids experience.


Brightline Defense promotes sustainability and opportunity in under-served communities in the Bay Area through policy advocacy and partnerships.

Founded by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Center for Youth Wellness is part of a national effort to revolutionize pediatric medicine and transform the way society responds to the urgent public health issues of kids exposed to significant adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.

Futures Without Violence is a health and social justice nonprofit with a simple mission: to heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow.

LifeLong Medical Care provides high-quality health, dental, and social services to underserved people of all ages; creates models of care for the elderly, people with disabilities and families; and advocates for continuous improvements in the health of our communities.

The mission of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is to provide high-quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of their ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and dignity.

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For decades, the Coalition on Homelessness has developed the leadership skills of homeless San Franciscans to forge true solutions to the housing crisis and beat back mean-spirited attacks against them.

Golden Gate Senior Services’ mission is to maintain and improve the well-being of older adults and adults with disabilities. Our neighborhood-based centers, the Richmond and Castro Senior Centers, foster healthy aging through activities, nutrition, education and friendship.

From children’s services to healthy aging & disability, Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. has been serving the community with empowering multi-cultural, multigenerational social services for 125 years.


The mission of NICOS Chinese Health Coalition is to enhance the health and well-being of the San Francisco Chinese community. The coalition fulfills its mission through research, training, advocacy, coalition-building and program implementation.

Rafiki Coalition’s mission is to eliminate health inequities in San Francisco’s Black and marginalized communities through education, advocacy, and by providing holistic health and wellness services in a culturally affirming environment.

Since 1966, Self-Help for the Elderly has provided assistance and support to seniors in the San Francisco area. We provide trustworthy and devoted care for seniors to promote their independence, dignity and self-worth.


Southwest Community Corporation provides quality enriched, culturally appropriate programming and access to services based in Lakeview/Oceanview- Merced Heights-Ingleside communities in San Francisco.