Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy
Department of Pediatrics and
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Services
Director, Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine
Claire D. Brindis, Dr. P.H., is Director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also a Director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and Executive Director of the National Adolescent Health Information Center at UCSF.
Dr. Brindis’ research focuses on adolescent and child health policy, adolescent pregnancy and pregnancy prevention, adolescent health and risk-taking behaviors, reproductive health services for men and women, school-based and integrated health and social services. She has co-authored a monograph on implementing the Healthy People 2010 Adolescent Health Objectives, with the CDC and the Federal Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, “Improving Adolescent Health: A Guidebook for States and Communities” and “A Future with Promise: A Chartbook on Latino Adolescent Reproductive Health.” She is Co-Investigator of the evaluation of the State of California’s Family PACT program, an 1115 Medicaid Waiver, evaluator of a variety of teenage pregnancy prevention and health care delivery initiatives as well as two statewide initiatives to improve access to family planning services for low income women.
Dr. Brindis serves on many boards and expert panels, including the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Pediatric Health and Health Care Quality Measures, and the IOM Committee on Preventive Services for Women. At UCSF, she is past chair of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.
Dr. Brindis has authored over 200 peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, reports, monographs, and reviews. In 2008, along with a UCSF research team from the Center on Social Disparities in Health and the Bixby Center, she completed a 22 minute film, entitled, “A Question of Hope: Reducing Latina Teen Childbearing in California.” She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the California Department of Health Services with the 2000 Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health, the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau Director's Award, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Washington, DC, with the annual 2001 John C. MacQueen Lecture Award, the UCSF’s Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women, election to the IOM in 2010, and UCLA’s 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Award.
Updated May 2012