Andrea Elser, BA

Research Data Analyst I

Andrea Elser is the Research Assistant for the UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital directed by Dr. Christina Mangurian. She received her BA in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley in 2016. Her work focuses on improving mental health care services for severely mentally ill populations in safety-net settings, including topics such as recovery outcomes associated with long-acting injectable antipsychotics and harm reduction substance use services for people experiencing homelessness. She is also interested in the use of mindfulness and breathing techniques in mental illnesses characterized by hyper-arousal.