Related UCSF Departments and Programs

UCSF Department of Psychiatry 

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.

UC Berkeley Program/Seminars

UC Berkeley Psychology Department

UC Berkeley Psychology Department Colloquia  

UC Berkeley Institute of Personality and Social Research Colloquia

UCSF Resources

Postdoctoral Training Programs

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdoctoral Scholar's Association

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

Campus Maps   UCSF’s main campus is located in the center of San Francisco and has several sites around the city. Health Psychology offices are located on the Laurel Heights Campus, about 15 minutes from the main Parnassus campus. Shuttle buses run regularly between all UCSF sites.

Laurel Heights Map

UCSF Library


Psychology and Health Psychology Resources

American Psychological Association - Society for Health Psychology (Division 38)
(Health Psychology Education & Training Information)

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association Job Postings

American Psychological Society

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