Michelle A Albert, MD, MPH

Director and Principal Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Dr. Michelle A. Albert, MD MPH is a Professor in Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of the CeNter for the StUdy of AdveRsiTy and CardiovascUlaR DiseasE (NURTURE Center). Dr. Albert is a graduate of Haverford College (Chemistry), the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. She completed Internal Medicine Residency and was a Chief Medical Resident at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Dr.

Nancy Adler, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair Psychiatry

Jonathan Butler, PhD

Assistant Professional Researcher
Family Community Medicine

Dr. Butler is a social epidemiologist and minister with interests in the role of religion, childhood experiences and psychological stress on health outcomes

Juan Gonzalez Velez, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences

Robert A. Hiatt, MD

Professor Epidemiology & Biostatistics
M_Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Robert A. Hiatt, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor and immediate past Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and the Associate Director for Population Science of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research interests include cancer epidemiology, especially breast cancer, cancer prevention and screening, health services and outcomes research, the social determinants of cancer, and environmental exposures in early development related to cancer.

Liviu Klein, MD, MS

Associate Professor of CLIN-HCOMP


Lenny Lopez, MD, MDiv, MPH

Associate Professor & Chief Medicine

With an ultimate goal of reducing healthcare disparities in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, Dr. Lopez' research addresses issues relating to patient safety and language barriers, optimizing primary care clinical services for Latinos with cultural and linguistic barriers, and using health information technology to decrease disparities. A second line of research is investigating the epidemiology of acculturation among Latinos in the US and its impact on the prevalence and development of cardiovascular disease and Type II diabetes.

Maxine Papadakis, MD

Emeritus WOS Medicine

Nisha Parikh, MD

Associate Professor

Clinical Interests: Dr. Parikh is a noninvasive cardiologist. She sees both men and women in her clinical practice, emphasizing primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention. She also has an interest in women's cardiovascular diseases across the lifespan; including cardiovascular disease in pregnancy and the post-partum period.

Nicole Rosendale, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Rosendale is dedicated to expanding the understanding of health disparities within neurology, particularly in regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) health. She is working to understand stroke disparities in LGBTQ+ individuals in order to create culturally responsive interventions to improve cerebrovascular health in this community.

Vidhushei Yogeswaran, MD

Resident Physician
Department of Medicine