UCSF Beats

Each member of the UCSF Public Affairs team oversees a wide array of beats, serving as the first point of contact for reporters seeking experts and faculty and staff seeking public relations advice.

Faculty seeking coverage of pending papers should alert the appropriate representative as soon as a paper has been accepted by a journal, in order to allow time for a UCSF news release to be drafted. With only rare exceptions, news releases will only be written if they can be issued under embargo, at least three days in advance of publication, in order to encourage media coverage.

Click on the subject list below to determine which public information professional to contact. For areas outside of these beats, please email or call News Assistant Sophia Labeko, ([email protected] or 415.476.1407).

Bill Gordon
415-476-2557
Kirsten Michener
Kate Volkman Oakes
Carol Fox
415-476-2557
Derek Deike
News Assistant
415-476-1407
Phyllis Brown
415-476-2557
Jeff Norris
Amy Pyle
News Director
415-476-8254
Liese Greensfelder
415-476-2557
Jason Bardi
Steve Tokar
Shipra Shukla
Maureen McInaney
415-476-2557
Robin Hindery
Abby Sinnott
415-476-2557
Juliana Bunim
Andrew Schwartz
Wallace Ravven
Leland Kim
Patricia Yollin
Erica Holt
415-476-2557
Daniel Oshiro
Kate Rauch
Carol Hyman
415-476-2557
Paula Murphy
415-476-2557
Kimberly Wong
415-476-2557
Laura Lane
Jeffrey Norris
Senior Public Information Representative (Retired)
Position open. Please contact UCSF Public Affairs at 415-502-6397 for beat support.
Camille Mojica Rey
415-476-2557
Jeff Miller
Stephanie Levin
415-476-2557
Joan Aragone
415-476-2557
Christopher Vaughan
415-476-2557
Lauren Hammit
Senior Public Information Representative
415-502-9553
Leslie Harris
415-476-2557
Kevin Boyd
Janet Warnert
559-499-6400
Kate Vidinsky
Eve Harris
415-476-2557
Vanessa deGier
415-476-2557
Valerie Tucker
Communications Officer, J. David Gladstone Institutes at UCSF
415-734-2019
Sandi Gettys
415-476-2557
Nancy Chan
Rebecca Sladek Nowlis
415-476-2557
Stephen Gonzales
415-734-2019
Sharon Brock
Twink Stern
415-476-2557
Kathleen Masterson
Linda Gebroe
415-476-2557
Lordelyn del Rosario
415-476-2557
Rachel Tompa
Jyoti Madhusoodanan
Michael Fortes
Mitzi Baker
415-476-2557
Judi Baker

+ Allergies

+ Anatomy

+ Animal Research

+ Arthritis

+ Autoimmunity

+ Biochemistry and Biophysics

+ Bioethics

+ Bioinformatics

+ Biotechnology

+ Budget and Finance

+ Cancer (Basic Research)

+ Cancer (Clinical)

+ Cardiology

+ Center for Digital Health Innovation

+ Center for Health Care Value

+ Center for Vulnerable Populations at SFGH

+ Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

+ Dentistry

+ Dermatology

+ Diabetes

+ Diversity Center (Health Related)

+ Education

+ Emergency Department

+ Endocrinology

+ Epidemiology and Biostatistics

+ Family and Community Medicine

+ Gastroenterology

+ General Internal Medicine

+ Genetics (Big Data/Global Trends)

+ Geriatrics

+ Gladstone Institutes

Anne Holden
415-734-2534
Diane Schrick
Communications Associate
415-734-2538

+ Global Health Sciences

+ Health Care Reform

+ Health Policy

+ HIV/AIDS

Jeff Sheehy
Director for Communications, UCSF AIDS Research Institute
415-597-8165

+ Hospitalists

+ Industry Partnerships

+ Integrative Medicine

+ Memory and Aging Center

+ Mission Bay Campus

+ Mission Bay Hospitals

+ Nephrology

+ Neurology (Basic Research)

+ Neurology (Clinical)

+ Neuroscience

+ Neurosurgery (Basic Research)

+ Neurosurgery (Clinical)

+ Nursing

+ Obesity/Nutrition (Adult)

+ Ophthalmology

+ Orthopaedics

+ Otolaryngology

+ Pain/Pain Management

+ Palliative Care

+ Patient Safety

+ Pediatrics

+ Pharmacy (Clinical)

+ Philanthropy

+ Physiology

+ Precision Medicine

+ Primary Care

+ Psychiatry (Basic Research)

+ Psychiatry (Clinical)

+ Pulmonary Medicine (Basic Research)

+ Pulmonary Medicine (Clinical)

+ QB3 (Leadership)

+ Real Estate and Campus Planning

+ Rheumatology

+ Sleep Disorders

+ Smoking/Tobacco

+ Stem Cells

+ Surgery

+ Telomeres/Telomerase

+ Transplant

+ UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

+ Urology

+ Women's Health (Ob/Gyn)

+ Women's Health (Reproductive)