Health and Medical Sciences

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The Graduate Group in Health and Medical Sciences offers a five-year program leading to a Master of Science (MS) degree in Health and Medical Sciences from UC Berkeley and a Medical Doctorate (MD) from UCSF. The program’s mission is to produce academic and community leaders in American medicine through early exposure to public health disciplines, medical humanities, bioethics, and social and behavioral sciences. UC Berkeley awards the master’s degree upon successful completion of the first  2.5 years of work, and UCSF awards the medical degree after successful completion of the remaining 2.5 years.

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: Joint MS/MD (in cooperation with UCSF)

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Faculty and Instructors

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Faculty

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, Associate 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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Lela R. Bachrach, Assistant Clinical Professor. Health of underserved populations, Adolescent health, Access to care, Violence prevention, Language barriers and health literacy, International health, Nutrition.
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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.

Ronald Dahl, Professor. Decision-making, adolescence, brain development, behavioral and emotional health, pubertal maturation, affective neuroscience, social neuroscience.
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Lori Freedman, Lecturer.

Amy Garlin, Associate Clinical Professor.
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Jodi Halpern, Professor. Public health, bioethics, patient autonomy.
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Jessie Heminway, Medical Curriculum Manager.

Susan Ivey, Associate Adjunct Professor. Public health, health disparities, interventions, community-based participatory research.
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Tracey Jones, Student Academic Advisor.

Douglas Jutte, Associate Adjunct Professor. Health resilience and vulnerability in children, The interaction of biological and social risk factors in early childhood and their relationship to long-term health and educational outcomes.

Claudia Landau, Associate Clinical Professor.

Leanna Lewis, Program Manager.

Kristine Madsen, Associate Professor. Pediatric obesity, health disparities, school health, community-based participatory research.

Aisha Mays, Primary Care Physician.

Marilyn McEntyre, Adjunct Professor.

Guy Micco, Clinical Professor. Aging/old age, suffering, and death, the medical humanities.
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Osagie Obasogie, Professor. Law, bioethics, reproductive and genetic technologies.

Kent Olson, Clinical Professor. 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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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, children's health in child care, parenting education, health education for low literacy populations, health disparities.
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Lecturers

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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Tim Nicholls, Lecturer. Medical informatics, Medical education, Noninvasive monitoring, Vaccine refusal.
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Judith Stanton, Lecturer.

Melanie Thomas, Lecturer. Socioeconomically marginalized groups, Persons with mental illness, women's mental health, Pregnancy, Obesity, Health disparities.

Emeritus Faculty

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

jbalmes@berkeley.edu

Director, JMP Master's Program

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS

coco.auerswald@berkeley.edu

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

Tracey Jones

Phone: 510-642-5671

jmp@berkeley.edu

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