Health and Medical Sciences

University of California, Berkeley


The JMP is a five-year graduate/medical degree program. The pre-clerkship years are spent at UC Berkeley, engaging in a leading-edge integrated Problem-Based Learning medical curriculum while simultaneously earning a master’s degree (MS) in the Health and Medical Sciences at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. After two and a half years, our students move across the bay to UCSF to finish their medical education and receive their medical doctorate (MD).

Undergraduate Program

There is no undergraduate program in Health and Medical Sciences. However, Pre-Med/Pre-Health is a pre-professional path that students choose when preparing for a career in graduate-level health professions. 

Graduate Program

Health and Medical Sciences: UC Berkeley–UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP).

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Faculty and Instructors

+ Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.


Colette (Coco) Auerswald, Associate Professor. Cultural and social context for HIV and STD-related behaviors in marginalized youth populations.
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Amin Azzam, Clinical Professor. Medical education scholarship: Specifically, the efficacy of various instructional approaches in stimulating medical students' acquisition, retention, and application of content knowledge in their evolving roles as clinicians .
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+ John R. Balmes, Professor. Effects of exposure to pollution, effects of pesticides on respiratory health, arsenic in drinking water, psychosocial stress.
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Amy Garlin, Associate Clinical Professor. HIV/AIDS in women, Racial Justice, Narrative Medicine, Death & Dying, Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
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Jodi Halpern, Professor. Public health, bioethics, patient autonomy.
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Seth Holmes, Professor. Medical anthropology, transnational im/migration, race and racism, gender and queer studies, the naturalization and normalization of social and health inequalities, symbolic violence, subjectivation, Latin America, the United States, and Europe.
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+ Susan Ivey, Associate Adjunct Professor. Public health, health disparities, interventions, community-based participatory research.
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Claudia Landau, Associate Clinical Professor. Neuroendocrinology of Stress, Cognitive Assessment in Diverse Cultures, Community Bases, Fall prevention.

+ Aisha Mays, Primary Care Physician.

Osagie Obasogie, Professor. Law, bioethics, reproductive and genetic technologies.
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Ndola Prata, Professor in Residence. Community-base access to care, maternal mortality, population and family planning, safe abortion, adolescent reproductive health in developing countries, postpartum hemorrhage.
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+ Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Clinical Professor. Nutrition, maternal-child health, early childhood health, oral health, child health in developing countries, childrenand#039,s health in child care, parenting education, health education for low literacy populations, health disparities.
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+ Gustavo Valbuena, Associate Clinical Professor. Conceptualization and operationalization of inquiry in medical education, the relationship between inquiry and the process of integration between basic sciences and clinical sciences, integration-supportive instructional design .
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+ Jennifer Breckler, Lecturer. Research on student learning styles and career choice Projects include creating new hands-on kinesthetic ways for students to engage in and learn about science .
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Hana Dan-Cohen, Lecturer. Integration of the basic sciences with a clinical curriculum in medical education.
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Sara Hartley, Lecturer. The interpersonal domain of doctor-patient interaction, The interview, Mind/brain models.
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Shelene Stine, Interim Head of Assessment/Patient Care and Clinical Skills Faculty.

Emeritus Faculty

Guy Micco, Clinical Professor, Emeritus, Co-director, UC Berkeley Program for Health and Medical Sciences. Aging/old age, suffering, and death, the medical humanities.
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+ Kent Olson, Clinical Professor Emeritus. Diagnosis and management of acute poisoning, Cost-effectiveness of poison control centers, Case development in the JMP case-based curriculum, General Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology.
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Richard Quint, Clinical Professor Emeritus.

+ Ann Stevens, Clinical Professor Emerita. Women's health issues, Medical education, Physician/patient relationship.
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+ John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus. Social epidemiology, community interventions.
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Contact Information

UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

570 University Hall

Phone: 510-642-5479

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Director, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

John Balmes, MD

Phone: 510-643-4702

Director, JMP Master's Program

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Jonae Boatwright

Phone: 510-642-5671

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