Purba Chatterjee, MSc

Chief Operations Officer, Bixby-Affiliated Global Programs in Kenya

Ms. Chatterjee supports strategic planning, organizational development and capacity building for operational, fiscal, and programmatic success for Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) and affiliated programs in Kenya. Prior to joining the Bixby Center, Ms. Chatterjee managed the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She has over 15 years of public health program management experience. Ms. Chatterjee began her public health career with the UCSF Positive Health Program (PHP)—now the Department of HIV/AIDS and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). She supported PHP’s international program ASPIRE, managed a research study in Uganda, and then moved to India. She directed the I-TECH India country office in Chennai and thereafter consulted on a USAID funded HIV/AIDS program in Karnataka, India.

Ms. Chatterjee has been appointed a Dean’s Diversity Leader for the UCSF School of Medicine Differences Matter initiative. She is the staff lead for the research action group with the goal to increase the diversity of our scientific workforce and clinical trials participants, and work to ensure that our discovery engine provides better insights into the health and health care needs of our increasingly diverse population.


Areas of interest:

  • Capacity Building
  • Management of NCDs in vulnerable populations
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, Masters of Science in Public Health
  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Certificate in Implementation Science