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Nancy Adler, PhD

Nancy Adler, PhD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry

Dr. Adler is a Professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF and Director of the UCSF Center for Health & Community. As Chair of the MacArthur Foundation Network on socioeconomic status (SES) and Health, she coordinates research spanning social, psychological and biological mechanisms by which SES influences health. Another research focus is on health behaviors, investigating why individuals engage in health-damaging behaviors and how their understanding of risk affects their choices (primarily related to reproductive health).

Computational health science interests: