Medical Epidemiology

The Golden Circle

What’s your leadership equation?

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Download updated and enhanced PDF version of blog below. “Leadership is getting results in a way that inspires trust” … SMR Covey What’s your leadership equation? What concise mental model of leadership do you hold that reminds you of key components and how they are related? In fall 2014, I graduated from the UCSF California Healthcare… Read More ›

Complexity sciences »

Preparing for Microbial Threats to Health: What Every Professional Should Know

(0) Handout transmission electron micrograph shows particles of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus

In this presentation I introduce the “SFDPH Population Health Division Controlling Infectious Diseases Model.” This model integrates concepts from understanding transmission mechanisms, transmission dynamics, and transmission containment. The Model is most useful when facing novel microbial threats and we need simple framework for public health action. Preparing for Microbial Threats to Health: What Every Professional… Read More ›

Decision sciences »

What is cultural humility? And why it matters!

(0) Humble Inquiry

My road to discovering the practice of cultural humility was long, complex, and iterative. I have struggled with how to use our technical expertise to address health inequities and reduce health disparities. In April 2014, SFDPH launched the Black/African American Health Initiative (BAAHI) which required me to question my assumptions and redefine my role. This… Read More ›

Health & medical ethics »

Health care workers have ethical responsibility to protect their patients from preventable infectious diseases

(0) Influenza A Virus

California Senate Bill 1318 (Lois Wolk) will require health care workers that do not get vaccinated against influenza to wear a face mask during influenza season. Here is my letter that was read to the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on 4/26/2012 by the Health Officers’ Association of California (HOAC): Members of the Senate… Read More ›

Health leadership »

What’s your leadership equation?

(0) The Golden Circle

Download updated and enhanced PDF version of blog below. “Leadership is getting results in a way that inspires trust” … SMR Covey What’s your leadership equation? What concise mental model of leadership do you hold that reminds you of key components and how they are related? In fall 2014, I graduated from the UCSF California Healthcare… Read More ›

Healthy eating & active living »

Sugar MADNESS: How metabolic syndrome drives obesity and what you can do about it

(1) Stop sugary drinks

Sugar consumption, especially from sugary drinks, is the single largest and preventable contributor to the global epidemic of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and unhealthy weight gain. Fructose is the part of “sugar” that is the culprit. Fructose in liquid form is worse! Fructose is metabolized by the liver. With repeated exposures,… Read More ›

Health management »

Strategic Project Management Made Simple

(7) Logframe

Updated templates LogFrame template as MS Word Document (exported from LibreOffice) LogFrame guidelines as PDF Document (exported from LibreOffice) LogFrame template for group facilitation MS Word Document (exported from LibreOffice) Introduction “Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams” (SPMMS) by Terry Schmidt is a book I highly recommend if you are juggling… Read More ›

Infectious diseases »

How the “Flu Blacklist” Explains Why the 2013-2014 Flu Season is Deadly

(0) Influenza A virus

In my professional role, I am interviewed by the media to explain why this flu season is so “deadly.” I have a more mathematical explanation at the bottom of the page (which is challenging to simplify). However, Rob Roth from KTVU Channel 2 interviewed me and suggested the term “susceptible list” to describe the people who… Read More ›

Public health practice »

Authentic Transformational Leadership

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Introduction For public health accreditation at the San Francisco Department of Public Health we are adapting the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as our overarching framework. The Baldridge Criteria has seven criteria, six of which are grouped into the Leadership Triad (leadership, strategic planning, customer focus) and the Results Triad (workforce focus, operations focus, and… Read More ›

R computing »

Applied Epidemiology Using R / RStudio, Fall 2013

(0) RStudio

The fall course I teach — PH251D: Applied Epidemiology Using R & Studio — starts Monday, September 9 , 2013 (4pm-6pm) in 2030 Valley Life Science Building (LSB) at University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. PH251D is an intensive one-semester introduction to the R programming language for applied epidemiology. R is a freely available, multi-platform (Linux, Mac… Read More ›

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