CVP Leadership

Executive Committee

Margot Kushel, MD
Director, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

margotMargot Kushel, MD, is Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) and Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Kushel’s research focuses on reducing the burden of homelessness on health through examining efforts to prevent and end homelessness and mitigating its effects on health care outcomes. Dr. Kushel directs the UCSF Primary Care Research Fellowship. She is a primary care physician at ZSFG’s Richard H. Fine People's Clinic.

Urmimala Sarkar MD, MPH 
Associate Director, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

UrmimalaUrmimala SarkarMD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and Associate Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. Dr. Sarkar’s research focuses on innovating for health equity and employing new tools like digital/mobile health and social media to address to improve the safety and quality of outpatient care. She is a primary care physician at ZSFG’s Richard H. Fine People's Clinic.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS 
Core Faculty, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

KirstenKirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, is the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Chair in Medicine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Professor of Medicine at UCSF. She is the inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has expertise in cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease with a particular interest in the development of these conditions in young adults. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is co-founder and former Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. She is a primary care physician at ZSFG’s Richard H. Fine People's Clinic.

Dean Schillinger, MD
Core Faculty, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

DeanDean Schillinger, MD, is Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Dr. Schillinger’s research focuses on literacy, health communication, and chronic disease prevention and management. Dr. Schillinger is co-founder and former Director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. He founded and leads the UCSF Health Communications Research Program at CVP. He is a primary care physician at ZSFG’s Richard H. Fine People's Clinic.

Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS 
Core Faculty, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

HilaryHilary Seligman, MD, MAS, is Associate Professor at UCSF with appointments in the Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Seligman’s expertise focuses on food insecurity, hunger policy and federal nutrition programs (particularly SNAP), food banking, and income-related drivers of food choice. She is founder and director of the Food Policy, Health, and Hunger Research Program at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. She founded EatSF (known as Vouchers 4 Veggies outside of San Francisco), which provides vouchers redeemable for fresh fruits and vegetables at neighborhood groceries and corner stores. 

Alicia Fernández, MD
Core Faculty, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

AliciaAlicia Fernández, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She is founder and director of the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence (LCOE) and the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations Program in Latinx and Immigrant Health. Her research focuses on ethnic health care disparities in chronic disease care; a more recent focus is on diabetes prevention. Dr. Fernández co-leads the UCSF School of Medicine Differences Matter Initiative to identify and address health care disparities in clinical care. She is a primary care physician at ZSFG’s Richard H. Fine People's Clinic. 

Adithya Cattamanchi, MD
Core Faculty, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

AdithyaAdithya Cattamanchi, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Dr. Cattamanchi's research focuses on improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with tuberculosis, especially in low-income countries, and studying and improving care delivery for other lung health conditions such as asthma and COPD in domestic and international settings. Dr. Cattamanchi is the co-director of the Implementation Science Training Program at UCSF. He is a physician on the Pulmonary Consultation Service and in ZSFG’s medical intensive care unit (MICU).

Gato Gourley, MSc
Manager, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations

Gato GourleyGato Gourley, MSc, is Manager of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and Manager for CVP’s Program on Health Information Technology and the Safety Net, directed by Dr. Urmimala Sarkar.