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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, MAS

Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS, is a cardiovascular epidemiologist with expertise in the development of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes risk in young adults. She holds the Lee Goldman, MD, Endowed Chair in Medicine and is a professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo is director of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH), and director of the Clinical and Translational Science Training program at UCSF. A general internist at SFGH and faculty member in the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, her work focuses on racial, ethnic and income differences in manifestations of chronic disease; the intersection of biological, behavioral and environmental factors that influence risk; and effective clinical, public health and policy interventions aimed at prevention. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo has interest in local, national and global prevention efforts and has collaborated with investigators in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and China. She is an inducted member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), on which she is co-vice chair. Her research and statements made on behalf of SugarScience do not necessarily represent the views and policies of the USPSTF.

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