Hilary Seligman, MD

Associate Professor

Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS is Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco with appointments in the Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She directs the Food Policy, Health, and Hunger Research Program at UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zucerkberg San Francisco General Hospital and the CDC’s Nutrition and Obesity Policy, Research and Evaluation Network (www.nopren.org). She also serves as Senior Medical Advisor for Feeding America.

Dr. Seligman is a nationally recognized expert in food insecurity, particularly its health implications across the life course. Her policy and advocacy expertise focus on federal nutrition programs (particularly SNAP), food banking and the charitable feeding network, hunger policy, food affordability and access, and income-related drivers of food choice.

Dr. Seligman founded EatSF, a healthy foods voucher program for low-income residents of San Francisco. Vouchers are redeemable for fruits and vegetables at grocery stores, corner stores, and farmer's markets in underserved neighborhoods. Outside of San Francisco, our program is known as Vouchers for Veggies. If you would like to provide fruit and vegetable vouchers to people in San Francisco or any of our partner cities, you can donate at www.eatsfvoucher.org. With just $100 you can provide a household with children with fresh fruits and vegetables for almost 3 months!

Dr. Seligman serves on the Board of Directors for California Food Policy Advocates and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. She also serves on the Food Security Task Force for the City and County of San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the American College of Phyiscians.
Education
Master's of Advanced Studies (MAS), 2006 - Clinical Research, University of California, San Francisco
Clinical Fellowship, 2006 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Internship & Residency, 2003 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD with Honors, 2000 - , Baylor College of Medicine
BA, 1996 - Biology, Williams College
Honors and Awards
  • Stephen B. Hulley Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Methods of Clinical Research, UCSF, 2018
  • SGIM Award for Advancing Advocacy and Community Service, Society of General Internal Medicine, California-Hawaii Region, 2016
  • Essential Core Teaching Award for Excellence in Small Group Instruction, UCSF, 2014
  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, UCSF, 2014
  • Hellman Family Award for Early Career Faculty, UCSF, 2008