Bixby Profiles


Meet Alison Comfort, researcher exploring the stories behind the data

UCSF Bixby Center
Health economist Alison Comfort has been drawn to math and economics her whole life. The unique power of her work comes in recognizing the real-life experiences behind the data.

Meet Purba Chatterjee, connector working to decolonize global health

UCSF Bixby Center
Thanks to Purba Chatterjee's experience across different divisions, departments, and countries, colleagues have come to view her as a connector, helping people find other people, jobs, grants and projects to serve the higher goal of improving public health.

Meet Dana Cropper, training leader putting community first

UCSF Bixby Center
As Director of the California Prevention Training Center, Dana leads an impressive team that helps healthcare professionals build capacity all over the country and the world. Just like the years of public health work that brought her here, she sees her behind-the-scenes work as a way of serving the community.

Meet Jasmine Powell, equity specialist shifting culture

UCSF Bixby Center
With the clinical teams at ZSFG, Jasmine is working on ambitious equity and structural change plans to improve the clinical care provided, with input from the communities they serve. She’s working with the Bixby Center to implement equity recommendations developed by Bixby members and external experts to ensure that anti-racism is integrated into all aspects of our work, and that Bixby members have the resources needed to thrive.

Meet Dr. Ina Park, physician fighting STI stigma

UCSF Bixby Center
Dr. Ina Park's drive to change the way people think about STIs inspired her to write her new book, Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History and Surprising Secrets of STDs.