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Tomás J. Aragón
Works at San Francisco Department of Public Health
Attended University of California, Berkeley
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Population Health Data Science, Complexity, and Health Equity -- Reflections from a local health official
I was honored to be invited to speak at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences Annual Colloquium on October 26, 2015. They have an exciting new transdisciplinary program to improve the health of populations. I covered three related areas: popula...
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Understanding R for Epidemiologists
Here is slide presentation I gave at a CDC webinar on R in 2014. The concepts are still relevant today. Understanding R for Epidemiologists from Tomas J. Aragon
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Not everything that can be counted counts
William Bruce Cameron's 1963 text, “Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking,” contained the following passage: It would be nice if all of the data which sociologists require could be enumerated because then we could run them throu...
William Bruce Cameron's 1963 text, “Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking,” contained the following passage: It would be nice if all of the data which sociologists require could be enumerated bec...
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Leading Population Health
This document contains my personal notes summarizing the concepts, frameworks, and tools that I rely on and promote for population health work. This is my strategic roadmap for self, team, and organization development. It is dynamic and evolving. I share th...
This document contains my personal notes summarizing the concepts, frameworks, and tools that I rely on and promote for population health work. This is my strategic roadmap for self, team, and organization development. It is ...
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What Stephen Curry can teach us about the science of improvement
The Golden State Warriors can teach us a few things (actually a lot!) about leadership, organizational culture, teamwork, and performance improvement (also called continuous quality improvement). Performance improvement consists of improving processes to de...
The Golden State Warriors can teach us a few things (actually a lot!) about leadership, organizational culture, teamwork, and performance improvement (also called continuous quality improvement). Performance improvement consi...
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Leading public health: A competency framework (review)
What are the competencies of effective public health leaders? I have had the opportunity to participate in several health leadership fellowships (UCSF/California HealthCare Foundation, NACCHO, and Kresge Foundation). All of them have been great! I have lear...
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Open Source Recommendations
Here are my recommendations for software solutions that might increase your productivity, improve your product quality, and save you tons of time and money. My philosophy is to use software that is high quality, reliable, secure, multi-platform, and cost-ef...
Here are my recommendations for software solutions that might increase your productivity, improve your product quality, and save you tons of time and money. My philosophy is to use software that is high quality, reliable, sec...
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Leading population health
Background Purpose I am the health officer of the City & County of San Francisco, and director of the Population Health Division at the Department of Public Health. As health officer, I exercise leadership and legal authority to protect and promote health. ...
Background Purpose I am the health officer of the City & County of San Francisco, and director of the Population Health Division at the Department of Public Health. As health officer, I exercise leadership and legal aut...
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Health Officer, City & County of San Francisco
Introduction
I am the health officer of the City & County of San Francisco, and director of the Population Health Division at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. As health officer, I exercise leadership and legal authority to protect and promote health and equity. As PHD director, I direct public health services. My focus areas include health equity, lean enterprise transformation, data science, collective impact, and leadership development to tackle complex organizational and community challenges. I teach epidemiologic R programming at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and maintain a blog at http://populationhealth.science.

Curriculum vitae available here (PDF).
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Molecular Biology, 1983
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medicine, 1983 - 1988
  • Harvard School of Public Health
    Public Health, 1988
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
    Epidemiology, 2000
Work
Occupation
Health Officer / Director, Population Health Division
Employment
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health
    Director, Population Health & Prevention, 2011 - present
  • City and County of San Francisco
    Health Officer, 2010 - present
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Male