Partners

The training environment of our two institutions is further enriched by participation of our seven partner institutions:

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) promotes the health of all San Franciscans. It assesses the health of the community, develops and enforces health policy, educates the public, trains providers, and provides services to assure access to all. Particularly relevant to this program is the Division of Population Health and Prevention, which focuses on disease prevention and health promotion for San Francisco.

The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research (DOR) conducts and disseminates research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and society at large. Research on 2.5 million Kaiser Permanente members of Northern California seeks to understand the determinants of illness and well-being and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. DOR researchers have contributed over 900 papers to the medical and public health literature covering heart disease, cancer, alcohol use, mental health, reproductive health, women's health, children's health, and many other problems.

The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) formerly Northern California Cancer Center (NCCC) is California's leading independent, population-based research organization. Our mission is to prevent cancer and reduce its burden where it cannot yet be prevented.

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) is a research unit in the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Medicine. Researchers benefit from collaboration with peers across Canada, the United States and Europe. MCHP has an Advisory Board bolstered by high-profile representatives from research, health care, business and government.

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is an internationally renowned biomedical research institute that bridges basic science and clinical research in the treatment and prevention of human disease. CHORI is a leader in translational research, providing cures for blood diseases, developing new vaccines for infectious diseases, and discovering new treatment protocols for previously fatal or debilitating conditions. Striving to provide the highest standard of excellence and innovation, CHORI brings together a multidisciplinary collaborative of distinguished investigators in six different Centers of Research: The Center for Cancer Research, The Center for Genetics, The Center for Immunobiology & Vaccine Development, The Center for Nutrition & Metabolism, The Center for Prevention of Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes, and The Center for Sickle Cell Disease &amp Thalassemia.

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI) is the research arm of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) a large, multispecialty group practice with clinics in the Mid-Peninsula, South Bay, East Bay, and Santa Cruz. About half of the PAMF patients are covered under capitation arrangements and most of the rest are PPO members. PAMF grew out of three group practices (Palo Alto, Camino, and Santa Cruz) with somewhat differing histories and orientations toward practice; all now share a common organizational structure and comprehensive electronic health record. PAMFRI has an over five-decade history of excellence in basic science, clinical, behavioral, health services and health policy research. It is redirecting its research focus from 'bench science' to the other areas, building on its large patient base and its clinicians' commitment to improving practice.

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is dedicated to informing and improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research.  Their multidisciplinary research staff has expertise in a number of fields, including economics, demography, political science, sociology, and environmental resources.  The institute expands its research capacity with visiting fellows, dissertation fellows, and a summer intern program.