Dr. Margot Kushel, gives UCSF Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
San Francisco and California have been reckoning with the issue of housing instability for years, but what additional complexities arise as people experiencing homelessness grow older? In this Grand Rounds, Margot Kushel, MD, one of the world’s leading experts on homelessness, discusses the drivers and precipitants of homelessness and the health consequences of the aging of the homeless population.
Margot is professor of medicine and directs both the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations and the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative.
See Dr. Kushel's Grand Rounds lecture from December 8, 2022.
Margot Kushel, MD, is professor of medicine and division chief and director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and director of the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative. Margot's research focuses on the causes and consequences of homelessness and housing instability with the goal of preventing and ending homelessness and ameliorating the effects of homelessness and housing instability on health. She is the principal investigator of the ongoing NIA-funded study, the Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle agE (HOPE HOME), which examines the causes and consequences of homelessness in older adults, and the principal investigator of the California Statewide Study of People Experiencing Homelessness. She speaks at a local, state, and national level about issues of homelessness, and frequently provides testimony to legislative bodies.