UCSF Resources

UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute are among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult and geriatric mental health. Together they constitute one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Center for Health and Community
The Center for Health and Community at UCSF (CHC) was established to assess the challenges of the changing health care delivery environment and identify policies and interventions that will maximize the beneficial impact of the changing health care delivery system. Under the leadership of CHC, scientists, clinicians and policy analysts collaborate through multidisciplinary groups designed to promote comprehensive approaches to health problems, and to bridge the gap between medicine and social science.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health
The mission of the Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health is to enhance our understanding of the mechanisms by which socioeconomic factors affect the health of individuals and their communities. The network’s research agenda is designed to inform both policy and practice: to stimulate additional research in diverse fields, to contribute data to discussions of economic and social policy, and to provide a basis for social and medical interventions that will foster better health among individuals and communities.

Web-based Smoking Cessation Study in English & en Español
Spanish/English Web Site for Smoking Cessation Trials is a bilingual site using randomized control trial methodology and is conducted entirely via the World Wide Web which will initially test smoking cessation approaches with or without a mood management component.

UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST)
The mission of UCSF's Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST) is to reduce the prevalence and adverse consequences of obesity. This will be accomplished through innovative interdisciplinary research, education, clinical care, and community interventions. These efforts span from biological to socio-cultural and environmental contexts, from children to adults, and from prevention to treatment.

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is working to transform health care by conducting rigorous research on the medical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of complementary and alternative healing practices; educating medical students, health professionals and the public about these practices; and creating new models of clinical care.

Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
The mission of the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) is to conduct rigorous theory-based research that will have maximum impact on the theory, practice, and policy of AIDS prevention. CAPS’ cores stimulate new research projects to keep pace with the ever-changing epidemic, provide necessary services to existing research projects and to the scientists at CAPS, and provide the platform for scientific interactions to advance and enhance multidisciplinary research in AIDS prevention.

UCSF Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
The Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents. Using interdisciplinary approaches, their aim is to: provide exemplary clinical care; advance knowledge through leading-edge research; translate, synthesize and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in clinical practice, research, and health care policy to the broader community; and train the next generation of leaders in adolescent health.

Center for Health Improvement and Prevention Studies
A multi-disciplinary research team with the aim of improving health outcomes by conducting clinically-relevant behavioral research to improve the practice of prevention in health care settings.

UCSF Training Programs
UCSF is an institution of higher learning where tomorrow’s leaders in the life sciences, health care and health policy receive high-quality education and training. By recruiting the top faculty members, students, residents, and staff nationwide, UCSF — a community of the best and the brightest — sustains its reputation for excellence in education, discovery, and clinical care.

Office for Postdoctoral Scholars
Part of the UCSF Graduate Division, the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars serves as a central resource and information conduit for all postdocs as well as for faculty and staff who work with postdocs at UCSF.

Postdoctoral Scholar's Association
UCSF is home to approximately 1,100 Postdocs and they are spread over many different locations throughout the city. To connect Postdocs and create a sense of community PSA's mission is 1) to develop a sense of community by fostering professional and social interactions among postdoctoral scholars throughout the institution; 2) provide a forum to disseminate accurate information and address issues relevant to postdoctoral scholars; 3) promote a productive dialogue among postdoctoral scholars, the administration, and the faculty.

UCSF Library
The UCSF Library is one of the preeminent health sciences libraries in the world, containing an expansive collection of the world’s health sciences knowledge base. At its core, the Library facilitates connection to information and people by delivering a diverse range of human-centered services to the UCSF community and public visitors. Through its digital and physical spaces, the Library cultivates experiences that nurture progressive learning, meaningful engagement, and open creativity. As a vital campus resource, we are dedicated to supporting the UCSF mission of advancing health worldwide.

Campus Life Services
Campus programs, products, services (e.g., housing, fitness center, bookstore)

Campus Maps
UCSF’s main campus at Parnassus Avenue is located in the center of San Francisco and has several sites around the city. Health Psychology offices are located on the Mission Bay Campus on the 5th floor in the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, about 20 minutes by car, 30 minutes by bicycle, and 50 minutes by public transportation from the main Parnassus campus. Shuttle buses run regularly between all UCSF sites.

    UC Berkeley Program/Seminars

    UC Berkeley Psychology Department
    UC Berkeley Psychology Department's award winning faculty conduct ground-breaking research in many areas of psychology, including behavioral and systems neuroscience, clinical science, cognition, cognitive neuroscience, development, social, and personality. Our PhD students go on to exciting careers in academia (e.g. Yale, Stanford, UCLA), industry (e.g., Facebook, Google), healthcare (e.g., Oakland Children’s Hospital, Seattle VA) and policy (e.g., National Institute of Justice).

    Psychology and Health Psychology Resources

    American Psychological Association
    APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

    CHIPS (Child Intervention, Prevention & Services) Research Training Institute)
    NIMH funded, five-year, 6-site, interdisciplinary training consortium for mental health research.