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 and equity. As PHD Director, I direct public health services. My passions are health equity, leadership development, organizational transformation, collective impact, and data science. I am a graduate of the UCSF/California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) Leadership Program, and a Fellow in the Kresge Foundation Emerging Leaders in Public Health Program. I teach epidemiologic R computing at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. My family immigrated from Nicaragua and I was raised in San Francisco's Mission District.