UC San Francisco Professor Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS, on Monday was appointed as the chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine.
Bibbins-Domingo was appointed to the position by the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Bibbins-Domingo has served as a member of the Task Force since July 2010 and was previously appointed vice chair in March 2014. She is the Lee Goldman, MD, Endowed Chair in Medicine and a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. Bibbins-Domingo is a general internist, attending physician, and director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She is also the director of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s training programs.
Bibbins-Domingo’s research has focused on the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease; racial, ethnic and income disparities in heath; and clinical and public health interventions aimed at chronic disease prevention.
Bibbins-Domingo will serve a one-year term as chair of the Task Force.
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