Elena Fuentes-Afflick

MD, MPH, Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF, Chief of the Pediatric Service at San Francisco General Hospital

Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has been a UCSF faculty member since 1993. She is Professor and Vice Chair of Pediatrics, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Chief of Pediatrics at San Francisco General Hospital.

As a pediatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has conducted research studies focused on issues of acculturation, immigrant health, and health disparities. She is also interested in the portrayal of body mass images in Latino television media, principally in telenovelas.

In 2012, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was appointed Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development for the School of Medicine. She will be responsible for overseeing all academic affairs in the School of Medicine, including the recruitment, development and advancement of a diversified academic workforce of the highest caliber. She will also be responsible for overseeing innovative programs for faculty orientation, career development, and leadership training.

Having earned her MD at the University of Michigan, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick came to UCSF for her residency training in pediatrics, followed by a fellowship in health policy and MPH in epidemiology from UC Berkeley. She has served in several important national leadership roles, including President of the Society for Pediatric Research and service on the Council of the National Institute for Child Health and Development and the American Pediatric Society. Dr. Fuentes-Afflick was chair of the UCSF Academic Senate from 2009-2011. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2010.

Dr. Fuentes-Afflick is a member of CHARM's Executive Committee. She provides guidance on strategic planning, and advice on achieving the broadest possible reach of CHARM's work.

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